Renowned Strategic Futurist Dr. Richard David Hames will Speak on ZOOM'D Leadership about What Leaders Really Need to Address Today's Big Issues

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Dr. Richard David Hames, futurist, corporate philosopher, and whole system knowledge designer, cracks the code of global leadership and discusses the state of thinking in our world, the sets of misunderstandings involved, and five literacies that global leaders must bring to life.

Dr. Richard David Hames, perhaps best known for pioneering Deep Design (a groundbreaking approach to collective wisdom based on the integral nature of complexity science and living systems) joins host John Schmidt on VoiceAmerica's ZOOM'D Leadership on Monday, July 20 at 2 p.m. Eastern to explore "what authentic leaders know and what we all need to find out" in a show titled Escape Velocity for Global Leadership.

Widely considered one of the world's most innovative intellectuals, Hames reviews research about how the leadership we need today must start from a different consciousness and be supported by development that varies from typical approaches. He describes that, to break free from the current gravitational pull of traditional influences and paradigms, we must frame leadership from a deeper interior state of being, rather than focusing on psychological assessments and behaviors as its starting point. Leadership involves an "awakening" to the five literacies, which calls for foundational shifts, not just simple reframing in terms of our current rational-centric world.

Working at the interface between organizations and society, Hames serves as an adviser and leadership strategist to governments, institutions and multinational corporations. He is currently Distinguished Professor and Founding Director of the Asian Foresight Institute at Dhurakij Pundit University in Bangkok, President of the Hames Group (a distributed think-tank and design laboratory comprising thought leaders from all fields of human endeavor), and lead strategist to the State of the World Forum. He serves as personal mentor to presidents, heads of state, and some of the world's most innovative CEOs.

Hames is author of three best-sellers (The Management Myth: Exploring the Essence of Future Organizations, Burying the Twentieth Century: New Paths for New Futures, and The Five Literacies of Global Leadership) and contributed to Rewiring Organizations for the Networked Economy. He is currently working on Entangled Freedom: A Complexity Primer for the Singapore government.

ZOOM'D Leadership, which airs at 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern, 11 a.m. to Noon Pacific, explores the importance of changing the way we pursue the future. ZOOM'D takes listeners out to the big picture, in to the up-close-and-personal, and toward a future of constant renewal. Whether focused on the economic crisis, energy, climate change, or sustainability at large, the show examines patterns at play, drivers behind them, and perspectives of leadership. The show has exponentially gained popularity since it began airing on May 4 and has featured the following speakers and topics in thought-provoking conversation about the major changes we face:

May 4: John Petersen,"The Turning: Macro Trends at Play"
May 11: Chris Martenson, "Compounding Effect: Economy, Energy and Environment"
May 18: James Quilligan, "Economic Transformation: The Commons and Integral Capital"
June 1: Chris Martenson, "It Has Hit the Fan!"
June 8: Sean Esbjörn-Hargens, "Changing the Way We Pursue the Future: Uniting Multiple Perspectives"
June 15: David Martin, "Recognizing Financial and Dollar Realities"
June 22: Jeb Brugmann, "Community Resilience and Adaptability"
June 29: Mandy Schmitt Mahoney and Lynnette Young, "Sustainability in the Modern Urban City"
July 6: Oliver Greenfield, "One Planet Living, One Planet Business"
July 13: Jeffery Hollender, "Business Sustainability in Today's Economy"

ZOOM'D Leadership airs live on Mondays at 11 AM Pacific /1 PM Central / 2 PM Eastern on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel. To access the show, log on at All shows will be available in John D. Schmidt's Content Library on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel for on-demand and podcast download.

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About ZOOM'D Leadership Host John D. Schmidt and Avastone Consulting:
John D. Schmidt is founder and CEO of Avastone Consulting, an international consultancy committed to the vitality and sustainability of client organizations and the larger global community. John serves as advisor to global corporations and nongovernmental enterprises and is a thinker, designer, and practitioner in integral approaches to complex challenges and human development. Avastone provides executive, leadership, and organizational development services to Fortune 500 companies and other complex organizations, enabling them to realize the potential of people and the human system at work.

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