Here are three hacks for accomplishing BIG tasks: Ask, what’s your BIG VISION for the project?; Break the big verbs into small verbs; Try Pomodoro.
Rebecca Ryan is joining the Governing Institute as Senior Advisor! The futurist will speak, write and consult for the Governing Institute, which advances better government by improving performance and outcomes through research, decision support, and executive education to help public sector leaders govern more effectively.
I am a professional futurist. I help cities and organizations anticipate the future, whatever it may be. But I’ve never applied “futuring” to my own life. Until recently. With a legal pad, the 7 steps (below), and some Voodoo Coffee, I applied strategic foresight to my own life. Take a whack at it yourself, and let me know what you learn (rr[at]nextgenerationconsulting[dot]com).
America’s narrative has always been “Better days are ahead.” You just have to keep moving. But what if we just sat still for a minute? That’s what’s needed to lead us from Winter to Spring.