Helping Leaders

see beyond the horizons and into the future

Understand, anticipate, and shape the future

About

We are the place for thought leadership and transformation that is foresight-focused.

Through research, training, consulting, and experiential learning, we equip leaders with the eyesight to deal with uncertainties, so they can either disrupt or transform their environments before facing disruption themselves.

We do this through leadership and foresight. Simplified, leadership is about finding direction and energizing action. Foresight is about developing a sense for the unknown and the unforeseeable. The best of the best employ both and become future-proof!

Mission

To change the way leaders and organizations know the future, solve problems, plan their futures, and sustain innovation.

Vision

Growing adaptable, innovative, future-oriented leaders who build futures that sustain their enterprises and their communities from generation to generation.

We are here because we care about you and the future of your organization.

OUR STORY

 

Our founders formed this institute for people of all journeys and organizations of all kinds. With a heart for people and organizations, the institute is here to help leaders close the leadership foresight deficit.

Our founders have led organizations, built human capital, observed organizations, and helped organizations deal with change in both the public and private sectors.

In all of those decades, working with leaders, building organizations, and doing research on the future requirements of organizations, cities, and communities, they noted a deficit in the development and efficacy of leaders.

This deficit, they noted, has strengthened unhealthy sub-cultures in organizations and deprived the people and organizations of achieving their true potential. This deficit has also created high employee turnovers, has built inflexible organizations, has wasted employee and leadership potential, and has pushed creativity out of organizations. It is simply a situation created by the deficit in leadership foresight.

Knowing this and seeing this, the founders formed this institute for people of all journeys and organizations of all kinds. With a heart for people and organizations, the institute is here to help leaders close the leadership foresight deficit, so they can navigate through uncertainties and/or create new futures for their organizations.

The Institute for Leadership and Strategic Foresight is here because we believe there can be a better future, where people and their organizations (government, corporations, businesses, non-profits, and communities) can grow adaptable, innovative, and future-oriented to create prosperity and well-being for all and not just a few.

WE ARE DIFFERENT

 

Many organizations can say they train leaders on leadership, change management, strategic planning, process improvement, etc. But just a handful of them (at best!) immerse in a curriculum that has leadership and strategy education with a futurist modeling perspective.

Why is that distinction important? Many of the just-mentioned traditional methodologies assume a linear time trajectory. Thus, leaders and organizations find their visions disrupted by the unexpected, unmotivated to plan for the future because “things will change.” Of course, they will! In the 21st century, one future is not enough.

The Institute’s programs are built at the intersection of innovative leadership and foresight practices. Foresight, among many things, is the ethic of leadership, providing the leader positioning power in the future because it takes leaders to the connections between causes and effects that debilitate or strengthen the trajectories of outcomes over time.

Our programs are built on this philosophy.

Benefits

The advent of unexpected futures has proven tough to well-established organizations, governments, countries, and leaders. And to others, that advent has proven benevolent. Imagine how different your decisions would been as a leader or organization if you could have seen into the future.

The benefits of leadership education that is foresight-focused are clear.

Leaders and organizations…

  • can set the winning conditions for strategic change while remaining adaptive during execution.
    use predictive analysis to position their products and services to markets that will exist, even when they are not yet self-evident.
  • will be able to demonstrate the use of foresight methodology in the exposition of global issues affecting their organization’s future.
  • assess change in all of its components, to include its cultural dimensions while at the same time shaping this dimension to facilitate strategic transformation.
  • will be capable of using foresight tools to innovate, anticipate uncertainties, lead, and create paths to their chosen futures.

COURSES

 

Our courses are completely interactive, student-driven to enhance exploration and discovery. We believe that the best way to learn is through facilitated exploration. Therefore, our programs aim at engaging the students in all their senses through role-playing, project activities, storytelling, student-to-student teaching, and more.

The Founders

 

 

 

 

Dr. José A. Lugo Santiago, ASQ CMQ/OE, PMP, CSSMBB

He is an accomplished Senior Executive Leader, U.S Air Force Veteran, Published Author, Entrepreneur, and Keynote Speaker with +20 years of experience living abroad, managing and transforming organizations, leading, and developing thousands of personnel. He is experienced in the creation and deployment of organizational strategy, quality systems and process improvement, and the implementation of corrective actions derived from conducting domestic and global operations. He earned a doctorate in Strategic Leadership and Foresight from Regent University. His doctorate research has been published as a textbook in the subject area by international academic publisher giant Palgrave MacMillan.

Mr. Timmothy M. Dickens, PCC, C-IQ

He is a Certified Executive Coach and Assessment Subject Matter Expert. He served honorably for over 32 years, culminating an exemplary leadership career as the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Director, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and Commander, Joint Task Force—Global Network Operations (JTF-GNO), Arlington, Va.  He ensured a capable and effectively utilized workforce of 2,000 joint service members and 5,000 DoD Civilians assigned in 88 locations/19 time zones worldwide. Mr. Dickens’ focus continues to be “Capacity Building” in individuals and teams through executive, career, and business coaching, resiliency programs, and organizational and workforce education

We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Us

Email: [email protected]

Address: 110 East Houston St., 7th Floor, Suite 239, San Antonio, Texas, 78205

If you would like to know more, please email or call one of our representatives to set up an appointment.

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