Archives for Leading future possibilities

And then you see the story

From the many encounters I have had with leaders from various parts of the world, I have noticed a remarkable aspect of today’s reality: the desire to make a difference is present in many leaders, however deeply buried. I met very, very few who, if sincerely questioned, would not find deep in their heart the aspiration to contribute to a better world. Some weeks ago I had a conversation with a senior manager from a large international consulting company. Do you know this: you are in the rush of your professional work, you have an appointment with somebody your office
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Bringing our unique potential into the world

In my personal experience, leading means shaping the future creatively: my own journey, a collective journey or issues to influence. When reflecting on the way I lead, I often turn back to a quote by Michael Jones – it has helped me many time to get myself back on track to leading future possibilities when times where difficult and the road was rough.  “….the question: must I lead? Is a perennial question that can never be settled once and for all time. Leading from our gifts is an art, as with all of art, is not something that we choose,
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Beginning to see reality in a different way

One of the most striking realizations when we begin to get interested in leading for sustainability is that we are not traveling alone. We sense the innumerable fellow travelers with quests, intentions that live and get lost and are found again, and a deep unanswered desire to serve humanity. When this point in the journey is reached, a whole new set of questions opens up. They all relate to the theme of leading in conjunction with others. If the ground from which I lead has shifted, how will it reflect in the collective? What is my role in collectively leading
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Sustainability needs innovation on a large scale

Sustainability implies innovation, but not all innovations lead to sustainability. The challenges of sustainability cannot be addressed by singular solutions, territorial claims and individual intelligence alone. We need to act and drive innovation in a context of understanding the world as an interconnected system and understanding humankind as a web of relationships. We also need to acknowledge that consciousness, as much as it expressed through individuals, is one interconnected world-consciousness. Innovation is an individual or collective manifestation of future-oriented consciousness and not simply the product of an individual brain. It is enhanced by a combination of reaching deeply into our
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