The fourth quarter starts on October 1 and many companies will begin their annual planning rituals for 2019 and beyond. For many, the ritual assumes a future that looks pretty much like the past and produces a slightly larger version of what they already have. This is comforting but bound to be wrong eventually. As columnist George Will has observed, “The future is like the past until it isn’t.” The big question is when will your world be different and what will it look like?
This short article from the Ideas TED com site provides an overview of three time-tested processes from business, psychology and the military to help you and your team see past your blind spots.
Another great resource is Andrea Simon’s “On the Brink” in which an anthropologist gives valuable insights from her profession on finding new opportunities that may be right in front of you if you know how to look.
As yourself, Are you a Leader?