I am pleased to share my new HBR article that just came out this week -
https://hbr.org/2018/05/mindfulness-as-a-management-technique-goes-back-to-at-least-the-1970s. Mindfulness and strategic planning have rarely been linked. We are living in a world of tremendous uncertainties today, with a rapid digital tech wave upon us and fake news distorting facts. Mindfulness has now grown up to be part of many organizations’ creativity and wellness programs. Having learned from Pierre Wack and starting GBN, I have realized that the origins of scenario planning shows how mindfulness and scenario planning can help leaders and organizations better “see” the future – ahead of time. Having led the now famous “Kodak moment” and helped other organizations like Intel, CEMEX, Ingersoll Rand, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Occidental Petroleum, Clinton Administration on a sustainable National Energy Plan, and many others in government and NGOs globally, I have found the combination of mindfulness and scenario planning can lead to profound, deep insights and help an organization truly anticipate the future – and to bring mindfulness and true leadership into strategies. The time is also surprising and timely: with Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella now using mindfulness to successfully turnaround Microsoft.