The Fulcrum

Core insights for emerging leaders


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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The Vital Balance of Hard and Soft

Diamonds are rated 10 out of 10 on the hardness scale. And yet, a five-year old wielding a hammer can easily crack a diamond in two with a well aimed blow. (more…)
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Five Key Practices For Developing Self-Awareness

It is said that developing self-awareness constitutes some 90% of the journey of personal development. You are likely familiar with the disconcerting experiences of needing to deal with people lacking in self-awareness, or, conversely, the illuminating experience of dealing with a person of high self-awareness. (more…)
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Intercultural Dynamics: The Human Connection

Pre-note: This Fulcrum states the obvious. The problem with the obvious, however, is that it is often overlaid by the grind of daily living. (more…)
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Detecting Burnout

The aim of this Fulcrum is to offer an awareness tool to help in the early detection of the onset of stress burnout. *             *             * The World Health Organisation declares stress to be the most lethal disease of the 21st...
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The Anatomy of Control

Dictionary definition of Control: to exercise restraint or direction over; dominate; command: Overture To survive and thrive, any gatherings of people – from companies to nations – requires the right kind of control in order to maintain administrative intactness. (more…)
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Global Warming Through Human Development

With the right knowledge and know-how, personal development is a remarkable non-linear journey, engendering exciting outcomes. This Fulcrum offers some food for thought by highlighting the deep connection between the nuclear physics of human development and global warming. (more…)
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The Future of Work

The world is changing, rapidly. One of my tasks in helping my clients to generate breakthroughs is to pay attention to emerging trends. When a new trend appears, especially one that is not a direct follow-up of the past, it tends to go unnoticed in its early stages of appearance....
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Am I a Natural Born Leader?

By birth-right potential, every human being is a natural born leader – of oneself. You and I are born to lead ourselves and leading ourselves is where the living essence of leadership becomes intimately relevant to each one of us. (more…)
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Game of Thrones Uncommon Insight

Game of Thrones has become a big missed opportunity. This Fulcrum episode will explain why and in what way it could have been different. This may be of interest to you even if you have not been following this series. (more…)
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The Essence of Culture Change

A well-executed corporate culture change process is a complex operation that requires the launching of several well-synchronized parallel processes with clearly defined time frames and objectives. (more…)
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Stress and Natural Alignment

Work-related stress has now been officially recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) through a revision of the International Classification of Diseases, a handbook for doctors and health insurers. (more…)
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The Magic of Kindness

Dictionary definition of Kindness: “having, showing, or proceeding from benevolence” Each form of life leaves in their trail a unique signature evidence for having been there. Bears leave behind scratches on trees; birds – nests; beavers – dams; wolves – skeletons of their prey. (more…)
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The Intelligence of Stillness

An evolving ecology or process cannot exist in a state of equilibrium. It’s either building or slowing momentum; expanding or contracting; growing or diminishing. (more…)
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The Power of New Beginnings

Astronomers tell us that the universe is expanding in mind-boggling speeds. Within the next few seconds, our galaxy will have moved on to occupy never previously visited new spaces. Space-wise, the universe is in a constant journey of new beginnings in ways that defy the imagination. (more…)
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The Signature of Leadership

What is the signature of leadership? (more…)
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Entering 2019 From the Future

As we approach the moment of conclusion of the passing of yet another year in our lives, it presents an opportunity to let go of what needs to be let go of and fashion the mindset with which we seek to enter the New Year. (more…)
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Leadership Dynamics: The Unifying Principle

The task of leadership is to unify people in a purpose that they can see, feel and want to be a part of. (more…)
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Leadership Dynamics: The Missing Bit In The Paris Accord

One of leadership’s most challenging tasks is connecting perceptions to sensible responses. (more…)
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The Task of Listening

When a person speaks, we hear that which is spoken. Yet, the unspoken quite often screams louder than words through a person’s radiation and body language. (more…)
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Five Key Practices For Developing Leadership Capacity

It is an enduring fact of life that the few will forever lead the many. The world we live in is beset with the few that mislead and tyrannise the helpless many. (more…)
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The Myth of Self-Steering Teams

To illustrate the first key point in this Fulcrum episode let’s pop over to Japan. (more…)
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The Power of Gentle

You are invited in this Fulcrum episode to step into the mental teleportation chamber; to be beamed out into a space observatory that lucidly live streams any place on earth; where you can, at will, mentally zoom in and out of any location on the globe in a fraction of...
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Setting Yourself Free

I greatly enjoyed my conversation with Aviv Shahar on the Create New Futures podcast! Our interview is now live: http://www.avivconsulting.com/cnf39.
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The Fountain of Youth

Driven by cut-throat competition and incessant pressure to perform and deliver, the business world is a hard, unforgiving environment. (more…)
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Aims and Targets

Dictionary definitions Target: “a goal to be achieved” Aim: “to intend or direct for a particular effect or purpose”   (more…)
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Every Forum Needs A Dreamer

There are two kinds of dreams: Those that we dream when we are asleep and those that we dream when we are awake. There are also two kinds of awake-time dreams: Useless day-dreams and creative dreams. (more…)
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The Monday Brief

Being a leader, you are likely aware of the objectives vagueness syndrome. Some two thirds of the team members of most teams seem to forever not get their objectives and priorities properly sorted on any given week. (more…)
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Thinking Skills – You Become What You Think About

Originally written in 2012, now revised in response to continuing interest and for the many new subscribers. (more…)
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