Innovation is an act of hope in a C-shift world

The world has changed radically – away from command and control, from compliance, and a belief in certainty and enduring answers – towards a world of constant change and connectivity, with challenges that absolutely require collaboration and creativity. This “C-shift” makes radically new demands on how we live, work and lead – and quite frankly, […]

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Another hopeful note: Reframing the possibilities of cities

A recent Ted Talks by Alex Steffen provides a great example of how we can generate new possibilities by reframing our approach to challenges. It is a short, provocative – and hopeful! – 10 minute talk about the possibilities of cities. And it made me wish I was 30 years younger to actively work on […]

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It’s a C world: Which one are you choosing to live in?

How would you describe the world you live in – using only words that start with C? One set of words that regularly comes up when people consider this question includes: chaotic, in crisis, complex, lack of certainty, crazy … Focusing on these words can generate a sense of being overwhelmed and even despair. At […]

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