The four forces canvas helps you identify the forces that are causing chaos in your world.  As you read Chapter 3 in What Comes Next?, take some time to consider how the four forces are impacting your world today.  You can download the four force canvas and capture your thoughts.  Here are five questions to get you started:

  1. Which of the four forces are most influencing your world? Which one seems to have the least impact on your organization?
  2. Have you changed physical locations often in your life, or not? How does the sense of place impact you?
  3. What’s the one piece of technology you can’t live without? Why?
  4. The most basic question everyone faces in life is: “Why am I here?” Do you know your purpose in life?
  5. How do you tend to respond in situations that seem hope- less or don’t have a clear answer?


The overriding sense of mission and calling that influences every aspect of our lives.
The changing expectations, preferences, and behaviors of humanity, both individually and collectively.
The where, when, and how we live, work, and worship.
The overwhelming and disruptive impact that advances in human ingenuity and creativity have on how we communicate, collaborate, and coordinate at every scale.