The Fulcrum

Core insights for emerging leaders


Human Dynamics: Speed Control

Where does your mind go when you think about speeds? A modern mind thinks: “How fast?” The speeds of cars, trains, aeroplanes, sound, light; the speeds of the natural worlds… the speed of thought… The world keeps moving at break-neck speeds, in many contexts. The question being: Where is it going...
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The New Religion

Note: I would like to welcome the many new readers and subscribers from around the world. If you are new to the Fulcrum Insights, please bear in mind that while each of the Fulcrums is crafted to deliver a wholesome insight, it also builds upon and cross references with previous...
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Four Self-Empowerment Pathways

Self-empowerment has many levels. Much of it concerns what we can summon from within ourselves, from our natural potential, in a way that fulfils whatever is needed from us to be and to do. Following are four self-empowerment pathways, out of many. Not presented in any meaningful order, all four share...
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KEY HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INSIGHT: AIMS AND TARGETS

Dictionary definitions: Target: “a goal to be achieved” Aim: “to intend or direct for a particular effect or purpose” As you read this Fulcrum, billions of human beings from all walks of life are actively engaging in targeted processes with clearly defined outcomes in mind. This grouping can be divided into two...
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Thriving in Uncertainty by Being Your Own Person

We love and need certainty, don’t we? To know what to expect in returning home and walking through the front door. To know that the super-market shelves continue to display an abundance. To know that drinkable water flow through the tap. Much of our lives revolve around assumed certainties and...
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Best wishes

Wishing you a New Year of good health, prosperity and fulfilment. The gift of life is an invitation to discover the magical uniqueness that lives in each one of us, and to learn to draw from it, from within ourselves, the strengths and qualities that power the process of creating our...
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Small Actions, Big Impact

Personal development is a magnificent living science. ‘Living’ because it happens in a living thing – a human being – rather than in a feelingless robot with no consciousness of its own. Personal development either happens upon us as we navigate the trials of life, or as an outcome of...
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Thinking Skills – You Become What You Think About

Originally written in 2012, now updated, in response to continuing interest, and for the many new subscribers. The Two Worlds To understand the natural dynamics of human process, space needs to be created for the fact that humans are simultaneous occupants of two complementary worlds: The seen, material and the unseen, energy...
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CURRENT EVENTS – THE HUMAN POSITION

Every day that passes, we are presented with the rolling reality of the incessant ‘more’: More conflicts, more violence, competition, more pressure and stress, more destruction, more confusion, more extremes in many contexts. Do you take notice of the fact that hardly a day passes without a new violent conflict(s)...
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THE FUTURE OF LEADERSHIP

To get a glimpse of the future of leadership, we need to bear in mind that the future of the world we live in will not be a linear carry-over from its yesterdays, but a non-linear appearance of a new energetic reality that the world at large still fails to...
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The Electrobics Continuum: Having a Purpose

This conversation continues opening up the new world of Electrobics, culminating with a focus on having a purpose; a subject that many of us are deeply interested in and are looking for ways and insights to deepen this search, in a hands-on way, inside of the flow of living. (more…)
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New Book: Electric Context

Many of the Fulcrum subscribers asked to be informed if a follow-up book to 'Electric Ecologies' will be published. Titled 'Electric Context', this riveting page-turner is now available! The author, Sander Funneman, kindly wrote for the Fulcrum the following note: (more…)
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The Two Stories

Note: This Fulcrum made its first appearance in 2009, and is now updated with the sense that it feels even more relevant at this time. Of all the subjects that I have been researching over the years, I find the study of the unseen worlds to be, by far, the most...
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Being Close to the Natural You

We are born to be human, in a world that commoditises everything, including humans. To the 21st century, we are born to serve its cultural agenda; to acquire an occupation that is recognisable within the threshold of the accepted norm. Let’s highlight a little ‘screaming anecdote’, one of countless, highlighted...
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Introducing Electrobics: A Conversation About The Human Aura

Many of us are aware of the existence of the aura - the radiation surrounding the body. The living science of Electrobics introduces new self-awareness dimensions about the aura: How it can be felt, sensed, seen, and most importantly, its magnificently complex dimensions studied and understood in a way that...
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Managing Stress: The True Meaning Of Doing Nothing

Stress is by far the most out of control global epidemic of our time. The way the world is going, and the nature of modern technology, keep driving people to the edge, which is why stress burnout is affecting increasing numbers of people of all ages. (more…)
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The Dynamics of Human Consciousness

One of the key traits of being human is the miracle of consciousness which makes it possible for us to be self-aware and cognizant and ask questions such as ‘who and what am I?’ ‘What is the meaning of life?’, and of course, so much more. Consciousness however, is a...
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The Vital Balance – Response to Questions

The Vital Balance podcast prompted several listeners to follow-up with questions asking to expand upon how to go about working towards a better balance in one's life, and also how to help others in this process, mainly in the context of leading projects and teams. This episode opens up the...
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The Vital Balance

This Fulcrum episode opens up a foundational developmental insight, regarding the natural balance between the Being and the Doing lives of the human. What is the natural balance and nature of interaction between these two lives?  How do they work together? This podcast offers a weave of basic insights and...
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Five Human Development Trends That Are Changing The World

This podcast is a little journey, touching upon five deeply impactful trends, each opening up into a world of exciting new perceptions and live research. Hopefully, this podcast may provide you with some food for thought, and encouragement, in your journey of self-discovery and self-realisation. (more…)
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The Connection Cards – A Tool for Life

Listen to an inspiring conversation with one of the makers of a tool called ‘Connection Cards’, a pack of 120 cards, each portraying a human quality through image and word, to help in the process of accessing oneself and one’s natural potential. (more…)
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Superiority, Inferiority, and The Third Way

There is hardly a person alive that would not be able to relate to the concepts of superiority and inferiority complexes from the standpoint of personal experience - with oneself and with others. This podcast touches upon one of the prime causes of these syndromes, shedding light on the 'escape...
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Human Dynamics: The Role of Roles

Real life role-plays play a big and important part in the realms of  inter-human dealings and human development. This podcast ventures into  the world of roles in a hands-on way, for those who are looking for new  ways to access their natural range, and develop their ability to be a...
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The Case With Stress

A first Fulcrum podcast: What is stress? What is the difference between handling and coping with its symptoms to dealing with its root causes? A practical introduction to the Ten Actors Methodology - how to learn to manage stress by becoming a more effective human across the whole spectrum of...
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The Future of Volatility

There is so much hope for a better world living in each one of us, collectively amounting to an ocean of hope. And yet, there are things that seem to stand in the way, like the increasing volatility that keeps rearing its head, a little more every day. Global conflicts,...
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The Third Way

How to bring peace into a deeply divided, conflicted, confused world? Is it at all possible? Is there a realistic way forward? Has there ever been a state of peace in the world? (more…)
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SELF LEADERSHIP: THE INNER COMPASS

Each one of us has an inner compass which is part of the human makeup - we naturally and intuitively know where we want to go, and what is right and not right for us to be doing. (more…)
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The Case with Mental Health

The mental health issue is on the rise and increasingly in the headlines. There is hardly a person alive that does not encounter a mental health issue during their life or the lives of people around them. Like any illness, mental health is gradiented – from the light to the...
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Three Tiny Challenges

This issue of the Fulcrum is a reply to a set of great questions by Nadir from Canada. Nadir writes: Three tiny challenges: How does one help others empathize? Will the division in our world end once more of us develop profound empathy? Is there a way to change psychopathic or sociopathic behaviour for the...
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How to Remember to Remember

This Fulcrum is a reply to a question from Rob from The Netherlands: What is the function of memory, as it seems to work rather in advantage of your development, but also against it…? So you want to remember that you are a person with ‘good’ intentions, but a minute later...
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The Journey to Neutrality

This issue of the Fulcrum is a reply to a question from Liesje from the Netherlands. To make it relevant to the readers, the question has been re-framed while keeping to its original wording because it included a part that makes specific reference to a client engagement that we are...
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An Invitation

To start with, a warm welcome to the new subscribers from around the world. The Fulcrum now reaches people from around 70 nations world-wide, with an ongoing flow of heart-warming responses. (more…)
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Thinking with Feelings

Life is a deep and profound feeling experience. What are we meant to experience as we live our lives? What is there, awaiting to be felt and registered beyond the known, the familiar, the expected? (more…)
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The Change Enigma

There is an all-pervading natural law in the universe that concerns cycles. It has numerous expressions at many levels – the in and out-breath energizing of the body, the alternations between rest and action, daily routines, the stock exchange, moods, the four seasons, day and night, the motion of the...
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The Connection Cards Are Here

In this issue of the Fulcrum, I am pleased to introduce to you special Connection Cards –  a set of 120 picture cards, each representing a quality. The cards have been created by an international team of dedicated people, with the pictures being freely contributed by photographers from around the...
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One Of The Toughest Questions

Do you ever wonder why is it that for most people, one of the toughest questions to answer is: What do you want? What do you really, really want? Take a moment to ask yourself: What do I want? What do I really, really want? How clear and lucid is...
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Being Close to Oneself

When I am close to myself, what is it that I am close to? When I am removed from myself, what is it that I am removed from? Every human being is blessed with an incredible faculty range and the presence of a spiritual core. One is either aware of and...
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Feminine Rising

What is it like to be living in a time of epochal change, the dusk of the masculine-natured old epoch, and dawn of the feminine-natured new epoch, one receding, the other rapidly onsetting? Subject to your nature of pursuit in life, if you are a lady, you feel this change –...
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Self-Leadership: The Lights of Perception

Each human being is a natural born leader – of oneself. There seems to be a misconception surrounding the mentation of role models. Yes, people may absolutely inspire and assist one another. But letting another person’s way direct one’s own robs the seeker from realising his or her special destiny...
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The Agile Leader

Definition of agile: marked by ready ability to move with quick easy grace; having a quick resourceful and adaptable character. There is a new breed of leaders, rising under the radar. The agile leader is there not for themselves but for what they believe in, which is bigger than them. He...
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Leading Through Crisis

Times of crisis and acute uncertainty push people beyond their habitual thinking and behavioural thresholds. When this happens, people become open to themselves in deeper ways, thereby awakening dormant aspects of their natural human potential. This can cause a dramatic elevation in instinctive pick-up and perception capacity. So, they become...
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Being Prepared for the Unexpected

To prepare for radical change, some people build underground shelters that come complete with all manner of cutting edge survival technologies and enough food stored for a couple of decades. There is, however, one snag with that way of thinking. (more…)
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The Shifting Powers of Yes and No

Language is a gift – imagine life without it. It is the enabler of intelligence and comprehension and the intricate nuances of how tribes and cultures communicate. A person’s quality of engagement is a product of their range of reference and mastery of language at many levels. (more…)
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The New Normal

Crisis often opens the floodgates for new perceptions to appear in ways that cannot happen when people are locked into their habitual cycles. What new perceptions have been turning up in your life due to the Corona event? Has it altered in some way your view of life? Or, your...
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Germany – between Trauma, Hope and a Bright Future

The Fulcrum periodical is now up and running for 20 years, with a steadily growing subscriber base from around the globe. Next to its core business of coaching senior executives and leadership teams, Future Dynamics is now expanding its offering, in the way of providing a platform for sharing unique...
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Five Key Pointers for the Emerging C-Zone Executive

There is an unseen threshold in the corporate world’s hierarchy; marking a rite of passage to a C-Level role. It has an elastic quality, extending or shrinking in time, depending on who is in the process of crossing it. The future success of a C-Zone executive depends on one’s awareness...
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The Pursuit of Harmony

This issue of the Fulcrum is triggered by a question that has been repeatedly addressed to me in the course of the last year in different formats, by people of various ages and positions, from young entrepreneurs to senior executives. (more…)
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Entering 2020 From the Future: Change Dynamics

This Fulcrum follows up from the last issue titled: Personal Development – The Living Science of Much in Little. *               *               * Just about every person I know wants to change something. People want to change the world;...
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Personal Development: The Living Science of Much In Little

When exercised with a good level of know-how and guidance, personal development is a thrilling, life-transforming process. There are two prime contexts for personal development. The first is of remedial/healing/empowering nature. The second is evolutionary. Engaging in personal development's evolutionary dimension involves a deep study of the human potentiality and...
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Book Recommendation

While I am regularly being asked by my clients for book recommendations, this is the first time that a book is being directly promoted on the Future Dynamics website. And for a simple reason: I believe that this is a book that the world has been waiting for, regarding a...
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