Peering into the Future

Peer learning is effective, collaborative, relational and challenging. It equips organisations to work with the potentials and constraints being faced by many.

Peering into the Future is a brief guide which aims to set the wider context.

When an organisation is facing economic and people resource restraints, traditional forms of training are often cut first as savings are made.

However, development and ongoing learning is critical if organisations are going to thrive as well as survive.

Organisations need to continuously adapt against a backdrop of increasing uncertainty and complexity. They require leadership to be fostered throughout an organisation rather than simply at the ‘top’. That calls for a shift to more co-creative and collaborative approaches to effective and timely decisions being taken by more people, more frequently, in more places.

The need for more people to be part of the leadership of the future requires a shift in how we unleash human potential. This need is matched by individuals wanting to have more influence.

 

Leadership of the future is less about the theory of an idealised leadership model and more about the practical ability to navigate a journey of authenticity and inspiration; energising and equipping oneself and others to make the right choices for the situation at hand.

As organisations are challenged to look further than their own, often narrow contexts, and engage with other previously ignored or unrecognised stakeholders, including the planet, more and more are recognising that they require approaches that offer integrity in the face of greater demands, trust, authenticity, stewardship, meaningful action, clarity of purpose and openness to continual learning.

Many of these approaches call for more effective relationships to be present and more of the whole person to be engaged.