Journal of Futures Studies

Leadership and Foresight

Remember Icarus! Seven Risks that Threaten Business Schools

November 28th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Education Futures, Leadership and Foresight | Comments Off on Remember Icarus! Seven Risks that Threaten Business Schools

Abstract Business schools, according to certain measures, have been a major success story in the recent past of the university, enjoying significant demand growth. We suggest that their future may be more problematic. We offer different possible scenarios for business schools and identify seven key risks that they face. We argue that the most significant […]

Anticipatory Leadership and Strategic Foresight: Five ‘Linked Literacies’

September 21st, 2015  |  by  |  published in Holisms and Integrative Theories, Leadership and Foresight, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Anticipatory Leadership and Strategic Foresight: Five ‘Linked Literacies’

by John Ratcliffe & Luke Ratcliffe Abstract We live, as is so often said, in volatile, uncertain, complex, changing and ambiguous times. The world of the future will demand capacities that currently comprise mere options. There will be a need for new ways of thinking, planning, directing, communicating and managing; with a critical component common to […]

Reformulating the Party-List Proportional Representatives to Proportional Future Generations Representatives: the Korean Case

June 19th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Foresight Field Building, Leadership and Foresight, Political and Policy Foresight | Comments Off on Reformulating the Party-List Proportional Representatives to Proportional Future Generations Representatives: the Korean Case

by Seo Yongseok Abstract Although electorates and elected representatives have power over decisions, which can seriously shape future living conditions, future generations self-evidently lack capacity to influence present political decisions. To resolve this paradox, this study advocates for a new institutional approach by reserving some of the seats in legislative bodies to represent the rights of […]

Towards the Creation of Wiser Futures: Sino-Africa Relations and Futures of African Development

January 6th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Cultural, Trans-Cultural and Civilizational Foresight, Intuitive, Transpersonal and Visionary Foresight, Leadership and Foresight, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures | Comments Off on Towards the Creation of Wiser Futures: Sino-Africa Relations and Futures of African Development

by Tim Kumpe & Kuo-Hua Chen Abstract Elaborating on previous wisdom discourse of futurist scholars, this paper identifies humility, flexibility, teachability, and morality as the major characteristics of wisdom. What sets wisdom as the highest form of knowledge apart from knowledge with human significance is that it is not only academically understood knowledge but also connotes […]

Future Shaping: A Call for Conscious Leadership

January 5th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Leadership and Foresight | Comments Off on Future Shaping: A Call for Conscious Leadership

by John Renesch Introduction “Future shaping” is a phrase I’ve been using to describe how we all contribute to the future, even if only standing by while others say and do things we don’t like. You cannot be a living human being without having some influence on the future. Some people may have a huge influence […]

The Myanmar Futures Exchange: Development at the Cross-Roads

September 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Cultural, Trans-Cultural and Civilizational Foresight, Leadership and Foresight, Participatory and Network Foresight, Social and Community Development Foresight, Sociology and Social Change Perspectives | Comments Off on The Myanmar Futures Exchange: Development at the Cross-Roads

by Alisha Bhagat ABSTRACT This report describes the methods and findings used at the 2014 Myanmar Futures Exchange (MFE), a futures workshop that engaged with government, NGOs, religious groups, and academics in Yangon, Myanmar. The MFE presented a unique opportunity to brainstorm strategies for the future of economic development in Myanmar with a cross-section of […]

Law Enforcement Leadership for a Changing World

June 30th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Leadership and Foresight, Political and Policy Foresight, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures | Comments Off on Law Enforcement Leadership for a Changing World

by Michael Outram, Rainer Brenner, Dougal McClelland& Anders Dorph Introduction “Developing leaders for the future is vital; crime is no longer constrained by borders and we’re seeing the death of distance; police are being held to higher levels of accountability for outcomes and performance; and the environment we live in is evolving more quickly than ever.” […]

Making a Conscious Future-Responsible Leadership

October 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Book Reviews and Scans, Leadership and Foresight | Leave A Comment »

by Alireza Hejazi Book Review The Great Growing Up by John Renesch. 208 pages. Prescott – Arizona: HOHM Press – 2012.(continue…) View PDF

Futures 101 for the Top Guns

June 30th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Leadership and Foresight, Political and Policy Foresight, Social and Community Development Foresight | Comments Off on Futures 101 for the Top Guns

by Umar Sheraz Introduction The first thing which you notice in the room is the number of “wrist watch” participants  in the room ( it’s been a long time since I have seen a group of young men wear wrist  watches). But this has to do both with punctuality as well as the banning of mobile […]

Foresight Work as Bridge Building: Poetry, Presence and Beyond

June 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Foresight Field Building, Futures Education, Futures Studies Theories, Leadership and Foresight | Comments Off on Foresight Work as Bridge Building: Poetry, Presence and Beyond

by Marcus Bussey Introduction In this piece-meal essay I wish to make a case for futurist as bridge builder. By this I mean  that the futurist enables those in contexts to begin to move in directions that are optimal visà-vis the goals of their organisation or community. The construction of such pathways, as  bridges, to the […]


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Journal of Futures Studies

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ISSN 1027-6084