Leaders Make the Future by Bob Johansen
In the award-winning Leaders Make the Future: Ten New Leadership Skills for an Uncertain Future, IFTF Distinguished Fellow Bob Johansen presents an expansive ten-year forecast of the key future forces that will impact our world, pointing to the shift toward a global well-being economy, the growing impact of digital natives, and the emergence of cloud-served supercomputing. Bob reminds us that we live in a VUCA world—characterized by Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity—which presents both threat and opportunity. The second edition is available in multiple languages, including Chinese and Japanese.
Leaders who make the future will transform Volatility into Vision, Uncertainty into Understanding, Complexity into Clarity, and Ambiguity into Agility. With four decades of wisdom and forecasting knowhow, Bob identifies ten new skills leaders can cultivate to achieve this transformation. He brings each skill to life with personal stories and examples, providing practical ways for leaders to improve their own leadership skills and empower others for collaboration and mutual success.
Deemed by Business Insider a book that "all of today’s aspiring leaders, who will be tomorrow’s CEOs, should read," Leaders Make the Future is for anyone who wants to successfully navigate the challenges of the present and find opportunities to thrive in the future—in China, Japan, and around the world.
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