Institut Royal des Etudes Stratégiques
T. Irene SANDERS

"Foresight is the ability to see what concepts, trends and issues may be emerging today that may significantly impact the future. She believes that foresight helps leaders understand the dynamics of change in a larger context and, significantly, to recognize new conditions in development. Importantly, Sanders emphasizes that with foresight leaders have the ability to help create the future by influencing these newly developing conditions. This is where truly significant strategic opportunities arise, and where strategic disasters are avoided". To quote Sanders: “The present is the future in its most creative state.”

Source : http://theleaderlab.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/LLQ0101Petty.pdf