Presentations and Reports

Presentations and Reports

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SAMI Fellows and Principals have published a number of books:

        • A Question of Leadershipby Keith Leslie provides a wide range of illustrative case studies derived from both research and his first-hand experience in the public and private sectors as a former partner at both Deloitte and McKinsey
        • “Deeper City:  Collective Intelligence and the Pathways from Smart to Wise”  Joe Ravetz, June 2020, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
        • “Megatrends and How to Survive Them”,  Patricia Lustig, Gill Ringland,  Nov 2018,  ISBN 978-1527516014
        • “Certificate in Corporate Governance”, Paul Moxey, ICSA Publishing Ltd, Nov. 2018, ISBN 978-1860727252
        • “Here be Dragons”, Gill Ringland, Patricia Lustig, Rob Phaal, Martin Duckworth and Chris Yapp, Choir Press, 2012, ISBN 978-0-9562190-5-3
        • “Scenario Planning, 2nd edition”, Gill Ringland, John Wiley, 2006, ISBN 0-470-01881-X
        • “Beyond Crisis”, Gill Ringland , Oliver Sparrow and Patricia Lustig, John Wiley, 2010, ISBN 978-0-470-68577-8

Working Papers:  An occasional series of papers, thought pieces, collation of blogs etc.

        • WP 2021/6: “The Global Pandemic and Drivers of Change: How are the fundamentals changing?”, Huw Williams

Some of our published papers and articles are listed below:

            • “Expect the Unexpected”, an overview of scenario planning by Huw Williams, was published in EDGE, the magazine of Institute of Leadership and Management in May 2021. Contact for a copy.
            • SAMI’s report of a CRSA forum on cyber-security has been published by the Institute of Risk Management as an “Occasional Paper”
            •  “Meta-megatrends” is a comparison of megatrends produced by government bodies and consultancies.
            • “Drivers of Change”  We have pulled together a compendium of global Drivers of Change, based on work we have done over the years on drivers and trends. We will continue to update the list in the future. (Current update is September 2018)
            • “More Than Just a Crystal Ball”   Gill Ringland, in Finance and Management March 2017 explains how forecasting is incredibly important for finance directors and, when done correctly, is much more beneficial than just approximate prediction.
            • “Britain after Brexit” In a paper published in Quality World in February 2016, Natasha Cowan asks Gill Ringland how you can help guide your organisation through the split with the European Union and why quality professionals are well positioned to help industry take the plunge.
            • “The fourth industrial revolution and challenges for government”  This paper describing the issues facing government as a result of artificial intelligence and other technological changes was prepared by David Lye, fellow and director of SAMI Consulting, and was published by BRINK, a digital platform which delivers insights on risk and resilience to leaders worldwide.
            • “Scenario Planning – A primer”  This paper describing the whys and hows of Scenario Planning  was prepared by Gill Ringland from a module of an online workbench on Strategic Foresight in 2016.

Recent presentations include:

Publicly available client reports