Predictions for the future can be stimulating and challenging, especially if one is a top executive in a business enterprise attempting to make strategic decisions. Our rapidly changing global environment presents problems never before encountered. No one knows what will be required of leaders in the future, but some speculation is worthy of our attention.
Predictions from experts in their fields have not always been accurate. Here are a few examples:
In 1899 the U.S. Commissioner of patents, Charles Duell, declared, “Everything that can be invented has been invented.”
In 1905, President Grover Cleveland prophesied, “Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote.”
What are the leadership qualities necessary for the future? How can leaders prepare for the new challenges of the 21st century?
Only a few of the prominent business schools have begun to teach new and future leaders how to manage diverse cultures in a virtual environment. Yet this is a clearly emerging competency.
Even smaller companies will be required to work in a global environment. Expect to see an increase in diversity issues arise in leadership development programs. The use of executive coaches is expected to gain priority as a primary tool for developing competencies for leaders.
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How will future leaders be successful?
The impact of technology
Five priorities for the future
Who’s in charge? Nobody!
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