One of the steps that follow “facing the future” and “feeling empowered to change yourself or your organization to build your ideal future” in the Foresight Leadership curriculum that I teach is “feeling empowered to change yourself or your organization to design your ideal future.”… Read More »Are You Willing To Take The Risk To Innovate?
One of the most challenging things to convince people is the essential need to “look farther out.” Most people are so focused on the very near term – looking no more than a year or a quarter out, that they never lift their gaze into… Read More »The Future Is More Important Than Ever
Over the last few months, we’ve had major crises that have mostly affected major urban centers or cities. Does this mean that the prominence of cities is over? How does that affect you? First, the COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone globally to shelter-in-place. Large cities worldwide… Read More »have we killed the city?
Determining the correct decision in any specific situation requires the ability to look at both qualitative and quantitative data. However, all of this data comes from the past. For example, if you sold Widget A 5 years ago and it flopped miserably, you are less… Read More »Stepping Into The Same River Twice
I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1999, near the tail end of the craziness around Web 1.0. Webvan (a now-defunct delivery company) spend millions of dollars setting up the food delivery company of the future. Simple domain names like Pets.com were going… Read More »Get Your Silicon Valley Magic Dust, Right Here.
When you think about it, we are all living in a multiverse of realities. What we each experience is our own reality. Even when more than one of us is in the same time and space, we don’t see an objective reality that we can… Read More »Open Your Mind To Alternate Realities
Trust Your People To Take the Right Path. When you look at your employees, what do you see? Do you see living, thinking, breathing intelligent human beings, with the great capacity to learn new things, take on responsibilities, work autonomously, solve problems on their own… Read More »Give Your People Vision, Responsibility And Freedom
The NASA space program was a fantastic source of innovation. Even though it no longer exists in that form, there is no reason not to use the same principles to innovate. Beyond simple moonshot thinking, which focuses on a single specific goal, “Space Program Thinking”… Read More »Beyond Moonshots: Think Space Programs
Like most big companies, you’ve probably run or are currently running, at least one internal innovation program. It might be small workshops, departmental level programs, the rollout of an enterprise idea management tool like Spigit, or something less formal. In our experience, innovation programs are… Read More »Innovation Programs Are Good, Just Not Good Enough.