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The President-Elect faces a once-in-an-epoch necessity to transform a broken national ‘growth model’—but he must be able to transform himself to achieve it. By understanding the concept of a “Leadership Invitation”, we can all see how we must change ourselves to transform our organizations when they are under intense evolutionary pressures to adapt… or die

According to our methodology and philosophy of change, Bio-Transformation Theory & Practice®, every leader has a “Leadership Invitation” to respond to in any given moment. A Leadership Invitation sits within the lacuna — the gap — between who we are right now and who we need to become to solve the pressing transformational challenges of our organization as it deals with the relentless problems to solve thrown up by the evermore digital, disrupted, and damaged world.

As I write in Now Lead the Change: Repurpose Your Career, Future-Proof Your Organization, and Regenerate Our Crisis-Hit World by Mastering Transformational Leadership:

Every…


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As many of us lose friends we once thought to be united with inside of the global conscious community, I suggest we are in a major bifurcation point (crisis) that requires us to surface, challenge, and dissolve misguided ideas and outdated assumptions about spirituality that are blocking our individual and collective evolution.

In 1517, legend tells it, theologian Martin Luther hammered a piece of paper onto the wall of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg in Germany. Frustrated by the growing trend amongst priests of the (Roman Catholic) Church to absolve the rich of their sins in return for cash—“indulgences” as they were called—Luther wrote 95 principles, or theses, to challenge the morality and theology of his time. He sent his Theses to members of the clergy and others, and they rapidly spread around Europe like a modern-day Facebook meme. The rest, as they say, is history.

“Peace if possible, truth at all…


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“The spiritual methods are available, but we must make these acceptable to the mass who may not be spiritually inclined. Only if we can do that will these methods have the widest of effect.

This is important because science, technology, and material development cannot solve all our problems.

We need to combine our material development with the inner development of such human values as compassion, tolerance, forgiveness, contentment and self-discipline.”

The Dalai Lama

We are now called to knit together the schism in our hearts, minds, meaning-making systems, and public square — between spiritual intuitions and scientific evidence — we…


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As we all deal with seemingly endless and rather relentless adversity, discover nine evidence-based methods—science-driven yet wisdom-wired—for generating the liquid ‘bounce-backness’ you need to flourish in our intense times.

Bamboo is a symbol of longevity because of its durability, strength, flexibility, and resilience. It survives in the harshest conditions, still standing tall and staying green year-round. When the storm comes, bamboo bends with the wind. When the storm ceases, it resumes its upright position.

There is a ‘perfect storm’ of crises brewing that will test our individual and collective resilience for years to come. Covid-19 is just the amuse bouche. As we live through the most challenging health crisis, socio-political crisis, and economic crisis in recent history, we must all invest real time, energy, and attention to building our…


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Understanding the archetypal blueprint and pathway for achieving lasting, positive change in yourself and the systems you participate in

In our methodology and philosophy for leading and living sustained, future-positive change, Bio-Transformation Theory & Practice, nothing is as important to grok as the Transformation Curve.

Although the process of transformation is utterly fluid and non-linear — from moment of awareness that something feels like mismatch right through to final delivery of a breakthrough solution into the world — there are key moments on the Transformation Curve that can be identified as discrete steps. By understanding these steps both cognitively and emotionally, you can better lead yourself, teams, organizations, and system to the next step; and beyond.


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In 1999, at the height of the dot com boom, I was a 25-year old full of chutzpah (but little chochma, the Hebrew word for wisdom) at a buzzing roof-top party of the infamous “New Economy” magazine Industry Standard. Like Fast Company magazine, it was one of a number of media boosters of the technology bubble. Unlike Fast Company, it is no longer with us.

The party was jammed full of people who dreamed of building something amazing, something that would change the world, and something that they would be rewarded for with an industry sale or big IPO —…


What are the features of regenerative ‘business models’ — and how do we play our ideal role in manifesting a renaissance of capitalism and liberal democracy around regenerative ideals?

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When someone asks me what a ‘regenerative business’ or ‘regenerative innovation’ is, I must remind them that the desire to codify, predict, and define things is what I call Control & Protect Mode (or ‘analytical consciousness’) wanting to get things ‘right’ or believe it has the answers based on the past. The other mode of human consciousness, Create & Connect Mode, knows that there are infinitely different ways to become a regenerative business. It depends on the nature of the light of the business’s purpose, its culture, capabilities and histories, and, above all, the context within which the organization operates.


What kind of organizing system does humankind need to usher in a regenerative future for all?

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This is an extract from my new book: Now Lead The Change: Repurpose Your Career, Future-Proof Your Organization, and Regenerate Our Crisis-Hit World:

The Triple Threat of the digital, disrupted, and damaged world is not going anywhere no matter how much we might want it to. None of us gets a choice in this: we all have to deal with them to some degree, even if we are just about to retire. Nowhere on Earth is safe from freak weather, global pandemics, or tanking pension funds. What is more, these drivers of change will hit us at the same time…


Useful principles and qualities we can harness to guide, lead, design, evolve, and nurture regenerative projects that transform our crisis-hit world

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It is easy to say a project, product, person, or business is ‘regenerative’. It is much harder to define what that means; evaluate where it can be more regenerative; and guide, lead, and manage self, enterprises, and system towards regenerative outcomes (as we do at the regenerative innovation think/do tank I co-founded).

Whilst we often summarize regenerativeness as “leaving it better”, this is a huge simplification for those of us that yearn to design, innovate, lead, and maintain really regenerative business models and systems—and help usher in the Regenerative Renaissance so many of us yearn for.

“Regenerative brands recognize our…


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Solving profoundly challenging problems in complex, adaptive systems — like the Covid-19 pandemic, mass individual depression, the climate emergency, systemic racism, obesity and diabetes, political partisanship, identity politics in systems, business adaptation to exponential technologies, shifting to regenerative socio-economic systems etc. — are the focus of most transformational leaders. Yet how we lead teams, groups, and networks to concrete, high-impact, and high-value solutions — and well as the implementation of those solutions in symphonic ways across multiple actors and organizations — is perhaps the most profound challenge for a leader. Herein lies a way forward.

Working alone — in a…

Nick Seneca Jankel

Top Keynote Speaker, Philosopher, Author, Futurist, Transformation Teacher, Leadership Developer—Architect of Bio-Transformation Theory & Practice

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