Recruiting Board Members for our Integrity Board: Part 2

Creating the Future is preparing to recruit new board members! This is an exciting step for us, as we design a recruitment process that can live on as the organization grows and changes. As with all things at Creating the Future, we are employing Catalytic Thinking to guide this process. Our conversation began at our … Read more

Catalytic Thinking in Action: A Case Study from our Facebook Group

Creating the Future hosts several online communities, currently housed at Facebook. Our “big tent” group is for folks who want more exposure to and practice with Catalytic Thinking. It is appropriately called the Catalytic Thinking in Action group. As that group has grown, there has been a growing need for facilitation to make the experience … Read more

Recruiting Board Members for our Integrity Board: Part 1

Creating the Future is preparing to recruit new board members! This is an exciting step for us, as we have invested so much time in defining the board’s role in supporting the organization’s mission. Having the bulk of that work behind us, and having spent several months finding our way in this new way of … Read more

8 Ways to Calm Your Survival Brain (Why You Aren’t Thinking Clearly: Part 2)

This is Part 2 of the article, Why You Aren’t Thinking Clearly: The Brain Science of Fear in Uncertain Times. We strongly encourage you to read Part 1 before diving in here, to understand how our brains are doing exactly what they were designed to do.  Calming Your Survival Brain If you’ve tried reasoning with … Read more

Walking the Talk of Inclusion and Possibility in Communications Strategy

This week, Creating the Future will begin developing a communications strategy, to move our work to the next level. (You can watch or participate in that session here.) Because we will use Catalytic Thinking to develop that strategy, you may notice that some of the questions we ask feel different from questions posed in traditional … Read more

Catalytic Thinking: A Framework for Creating and Scaling Powerful Results

NOTE: This post is Part 2 of Creating the Future’s “Theory of Everything.” You will find Part 1 – the theory – at this post here. Catalytic Thinking is a set of practices that make explicit the simple factors that create positive results, so those results can be consistently replicated and scaled. The Back-Story In 1998, … Read more

Statement of Our Values in Action: DRAFT (Part 2)

The following is Part 2 of a two-part post, the draft Statement of Our Values in Action. For background to provide context for this statement, please click to Part 1 here.  On June 12th, from 1pm-3pm ET (US), Creating the Future community members will discuss an updated Statement of Our Values in Action. Based on … Read more

Statement of Our Values in Action: DRAFT (Part 1: Background)

Statement of Our Values in Action (DRAFT) On June 12th, from 1pm-3pm ET (US), Creating the Future community members will discuss an updated Statement of Our Values in Action. Based on those discussions, our board will then vote to adopt the statement. This post and the post that follows at this link are the draft of … Read more