Journal of Futures Studies

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 on what our collective future will look like while others may make a less noticeable contribution. But we all have some influence – good and bad – on how the future turns out. This means, in the larger sense, that we are all “future shapers” – people who play a role in how the world will be tomorrow, next year and in coming generations. (continue…)

 

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Journal of Futures Studies

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ISSN 1027-6084