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Why does change happen? By Jon Freeman

Why does change happen? Fundamentals of development

Stupid question maybe? Because change just does? Does it even matter why? OK, I will ask another way. The fundamental basis of Reinventing Organizations and “Teal” is that humanity has progressed through stages of development, or “consciousness”. So why are we not still in Amber/Blue and why might Teal be coming? Because Ken Wilber says […]

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Maintaining human connection, Alyse Ashton

The courage to maintain human connection

Human connection. It’s a struggle to know where to start isn’t it? Take a look around at the bigger movements in this world. You see posturing and the language of conflict and opposing perspectives that could lead to World War 3 and you ask yourself, “How can I possibly be instrumental or do anything about […]

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Crisis in Leadership, Jon Freeman

A crisis in organisational leadership?

While more money is spent on Leadership Development than on any other area of corporate learning: 71% of companies do not feel that their leaders are able to lead their organisations into the future. Only 18% say that their leaders are “very effective” at meeting business goals. Some of the crisis is generational, with 10,000 […]

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Activism or Service? By Celine McKeown

Activism or Service: What kind of leadership does our world need right now?

Given our global reality is one of increasing economic disparity, the rise of populism, creeping nationalism and protectionism, the threat of nuclear war – we could go on… Celine McKeown, reflects on what type of leadership the world really needs right now: Activism or Service, referencing the latest work by renowned author, Meg Wheatley.

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Getting future fit, Jules Fell

Getting Future Fit: Do we have what it takes?

Avoidance, confusion, anger, blame, and fear – these are all negative reactions to the current reality that our world faces. At the same time within the business world, there seems to be an unspoken expectation that people should be able to step up and surprise when they can’t. Jules Fell invites you to explore Meg Wheatley’s idea of “Warriors of the Human Spirit” as a response to these external conditions and how we should equip ourselves as leaders of today and tomorrow to respond creatively, purposefully, and constructively.

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Summer Reading Selection

Ahhh summer. The promise of lazy days, quality time with friends and family, and the opportunity to delve into a good book. Here’s a list of good leadership development books that some of our colleagues at Future Considerations have been reading this summer.   John Watters recommends… Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and […]

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Do you have your own fool?

Recent political events have shown us all again how dangerous it is to surround ourselves with a closed circle who may just echo our own thoughts and may even actively insulate us from diverse ideas or concerns. Just ask Teresa May! But this is not just a problem for political leaders who can quickly find […]

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Living Life on Purpose

Steven Covey (in his less well known book, “First Things First”) asks the question: “Do you live your life by the clock or by the compass?” For now I will put aside the issues arising from “busyness and time focus” implied by the clock metaphor (a future blog) and focus on the compass. The request […]

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Are you sleepwalking your way into professional prostitution?

I was part horrified and part fascinated. We were in a workshop entitled Transforming the Self and the System. Our facilitator had just shared a story of his dilemma when a coachee cancelled at short notice.  Should he charge a cancellation fee or not? What were his boundaries and how would he hold them? Neil […]

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becoming teal

Why Holons matter in Organisational Development: Stacey and Oshry

A colleague of mine recently sent me complexity theorist Ralph Stacey’s short video on the paradoxes of organisational life, and the importance of taking experience seriously. Some of Stacey’s ideas resonate with me so I posed a question to Barry Oshry about what he thought of Stacey’s notion of organisations as “complex social processes of relating between […]

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Teal Organisations overview workshop, July 2017

Reflections on ‘Making Teal Real’ Workshop

In a full day of study, Jon and Jackie successfully managed the hopes and fears of experienced practitioners, complete newbies … and people, like the author of this review, Richard Longman, somewhere in between. This reflection explores Richard’s own connection with Laloux’s text, and what emerged from a day spent immersed in its ideas with like-minded, curious people at […]

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Theory U and You

The following poem was written at the Presenting Institute U-Theory Foundation Program in March 2017… To move from a here to a there. To go from a now to a then, without a rope ladder or a safety net. But with Angel wings. To move, pause, and look and listen and feel and pause again. […]

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