What if we could see a different world?
I've been working with 'vision' for some time now.
I'm a photographer, organisation consultant, executive coach and academic heading up a 70+ strong doctoral action research group at Ashridge for Hult International Business School.
My website is a place for leaders, coaches, consultants, activists, change agents, shifters, entrepreneurs, innovators, provocateurs and dreamers to share in an ongoing inquiry into how we can find new, participative, socially just and sustainable visions of the future by seeing differently...
...offering witness to shifts in image, vision and identity...
......he finds a way to show people as he sees them, in all their beauty and humanity. His pictures are potent because he gives us an image of ourselves not normally available to us."
(John Higgins, co-editor, The Change Doctors)
images and words for new visions of work and life
The patterns are plain to see. We need something more than ever more profit and growth but we can't justify or articulate the alternative; we all know that we need to 'engage our people' if we are to inspire and lead, yet only one-in-eight of us are committed to our jobs; we know that 'sustainability' is critical to our survival but our efforts are inadequate and we continue to waste and pollute; everyone is saying that our organizations should be more entrepreneurial and embrace change, yet we tie our risk takers up in red tape.
Conventional, hierarchically organized businesses and institutions are struggling to make a positive contribution to a world that is struggling with change.
We seem to 'know' far more than we can actually 'do'.
So this is about how we cultivate creativity and insight in a way that means we can trust our selves to think and see differently.
We know in our bones that there are better futures out there...
"I dream of visionaries in every village" ~ Laura Sewall