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Personal Questions Can Illuminate a Path to a Better Future

Posted in Future, Futurist, Questions

A good question is like a lantern in the darkness. It illuminates unseen landscapes and dimensions and discerns unknown obstacles. To help companies and organizations create a more beautiful future, I have found that the simple act of asking new questions can be incredibly helpful–and compelling. One of my preferred question-asking techniques is to ask…


Using Questions to Create a Different and Better Future in 4 Minutes

Posted in Future, Futurist, Questions

Recently, Hal Gregersen, the author of Questions are the Answer, had an outstanding article in the Wall Street Journal, To Be a Better Leader, Ask Better Questions. As a futurist, I have always exhorted my clients to “give up on answers, stick with questions.” (I even provide them a quick cheat sheet of potential questions…


You Can’t Spell Future Without “U”

Posted in Education, Future, Future Proof, Futurist, Questions

There are a number of ways to question the future. A recent trip back to my old high school got me reflecting upon how to prepare today’s youth for a world of constant change. My first piece of advice centered on getting the students to think about intelligence from a different perspective. Instead of focusing…


A Framework for Questioning the Future

Posted in Questions

In today’s era of accelerating change, “answers” about the future are becoming more scarce. As a result, a premium is being placed on asking better questions about the future. Unfortunately, because most business leaders, CEO’s and senior executives view themselves as action-oriented “problem-solvers,” they have a bias for “answers” instead of “questions.” As such, they don’t really know…


Question the Future: A New Keynote Presentation

Posted in Future, Futurist, Keynote Speaking, Questions

Today, the greatest change is the rate of change itself. Put another way, society is transitioning to a period of constant transition. The net effect is that “answers” about the future are decreasing in value. This reality is, paradoxically, placing greater emphasis on the need to ask better questions. In this thought-provoking but practical presentation,…


The Big AHA: The Power of a Better Question

Posted in Questions

The Big “AHA” is an acronym I use to help clients think more constructively about the future. It stands for Awareness, Humility and Action. We must always be aware that there could exist a new, different or better way of doing things. The example I frequently cite is my own case of becoming aware at the age of 37…



Question the Future With Questions

Posted in Future, Future Proof, Futurist, Innovation, Questions, Strategic Planning

Tomorrow, I’ll be traveling to work with a large multinational corporation. In addition to delivering a keynote speech on future trends and “unlearning”, I’ll also be facilitating a session in which I’ll help them consider how they might begin conducting “business as unusual.” As a part of the process, I’ll ask a lot of questions….


Question Your Children in a New Way

Posted in Ask a New Question, Kindergarten, Lessons Unlearned, New Cards, One minute unlearning, Questions

As a parent, I want to encourage curiosity and creativity in my children. To signal my interest in their education, I frequently ask the question: “What did you learn in school, today?” It recently dawned on me that this is a most unsatisfactory question. I now ask one or both of these questions: “What questions…


25 Questions for the Truly Innovative Company or Organization

Posted in Ask a New Question, Business, Creativity, Innovation, Questions

“Sometime over the next decade your company or organization will be challenged to change in a way for which it has no precedent.” –Gary Hamel in The Future of Management Most companies and organizations claim creativity and innovation hold the keys to future success. As a business forecaster, futurist and change management professional, I agree….


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