Category Archives: Theory of Change

Change the Questions, Change the World! (Video)

How can the questions we ask in our day-to-day work significantly enhance the quality of life in our communities? Earlier this year, Hildy spoke at Portland’s prestigious City Club, sharing some of the results of our research into what really creates change in communities. And it won’t be a surprise to learn that it’s all…

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,…

Catalytic Thinking – A Practice for Bringing Out the Best in People and Situations

People often ask about Creating the Future’s frameworks. They experience those frameworks in many ways – noticing a difference in the questions we ask and the results from those questions. And they are curious what is at the heart of that practice. The answer is what we call Catalytic Thinking. Catalytic Thinking is a practice…