3 Ways You Can Begin Leading From the Future

If you’re in a position of leadership today, then you’ve definitely experienced what it means to be “environmentally challenged.”Normally, this phrase refers to the frustration of being too small or too tall in a world made for “normal” people. Maybe the shelf is too...

Scenarios: Going Beyond Data To Map Complex Futures

When we want to implement change and transformation in our organizations, we are introducing a new vision or a new level of growth. This means that the old way of doing things – the way we measured and implemented the old processes and operations – won’t suffice as a...

Embracing a Transformational Mindset

Originally published in Rotman Management Magazine’s Fall 2016 Issue: The Disruptive IssueEarly in the 20th century, Austrian-born economist Joseph Schumpeter coined the phrase ‘creative destruction’ to describe the disruptive process of ongoing technological and...

Creating Strategy in a VUCA World

The ideas that have historically guided us — hierarchical structures of society and organizations, top-down governance, segmented industries, intellectual property, personal ownership — are becoming increasingly irrelevant. We have never seen the volatility,...

Move from Decision-Making to Multi-Faceted Strategy

In an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world, we can cling to our vision and mission, but we have no hope of clinging to strategy. As landscapes and ideas change, so must our plans and approaches. And with change taking place at the speed of...