Christine MacNulty

Christine MacNulty
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CHRISTINE MacNulty has forty years’ experience as a consultant in long-term strategic -planning for concepts as well as organizations, futures studies, foresight, and technology forecasting, technology assessment and related areas, as well as socio-cultural change. For the last twenty years, most of her consultancy has been conducted for the Department of Defense and the Services, NATO ACT, NATO NEC, the British Army’s Force Development & Training Command, and the German BBK. Prior to that her work was in the commercial arena where she had Fortune Global 500 clients. During the last thirty-five years Christine MacNulty has contributed methods and models for understanding social and cultural change through people’s values. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce in 1989. She is the coauthor of two books: Industrial Applications of Technology Forecasting, Wiley, 1971 and Strategy with Passion – A Leader’s Guide to Exploiting the Future, August 2016. Her paper: “Method for minimizing the negative consequences of nth order effects in strategic communication actions and inactions” was published in NATO Defence Strategic Communications Journal, p 99, Winter 2015. Two monographs “Truth, Perception & Consequences” (2007) and “Transformation: From the Outside In or the Inside Out” (2008) were published by the Army War College. Perceptions, Values & Motivations in Cyberspace appeared in the IO Journal, 3rd Quarter, 2009, and The Value of Values for IO, SC & Intel was published in the August 2010 edition of the IO Journal.
Many years – decades – ago, when we first began to work with large, complex organizations, we made the decision that we would help them achieve consensus or we would not take our projects further. The distinction between consensus and...
The Department of Defense and many technology-based organizations are showing a renewed interest in innovation – and rightfully so. In so many areas the US is falling behind China and Russia, although Russia is having its own problems with...
This article is a “stream of consciousness” triggered by today’s Washington Times Commentary section, which had an article entitled “Galvanized by Contempt” by Newt Gingrich.  Its focus was the recent spate of attacks on certain people in the Administration,...
For the last twenty years or so, the word “empowerment” has been on everyone’s lips – from teachers to managers, to commanding officers.   I recall running strategy workshops for various military organizations twenty years ago and more and, as...
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution." –Albert Einstein Where do new ideas come from? I’m not a physicist, but many people are writing about and discussing the field of...
Part 1 – Vision-Based Planning – One of the Most Productive Activities an Organization can Undertake Among the grumbles we hear about strategic planning are comments about the time it takes away from “productive work.” Or the time it takes...
Part 4 –Vision-Based Planning – Key elements and the 11 Steps – The Strategic Plan Itself. Once the Vision, Values and Mission have been synthesized from the creative, expansionary phase of the process, then the rest of the Steps can...
Part 2 –Vision-Based Planning – Key elements and the 11 Steps – Expansion The future is about potential and possibility, not a regurgitation of the past. This is the most important and least understood, part of the VBP workshop...
Editor's Note: See Part 1 HERE The Nature of Leadership Leadership is different from management. The old adage says that leaders lead people, and managers manage things. Together, leadership and management develop shared intent to achieve coordinated action. Leadership is as much...
Part 1 – The External Environment Unless we know where we’re at, we cannot establish a route for getting to where we want to be. It’s like saying “I want to go to Denver.” But if we’re in Washington, DC,...

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