OK, I’m doing something different with VBC this week. I’m recommending a book I haven’t read yet. It’s called Leaders Make the Future. I feel pretty confident pitching it because I just spent the better part of two days listening to its author, Bob Johansen, talking about what’s in it.
Bob is a futurist and his forecast for ten years out is essentially more of what we have today. Bob calls it VUCA – Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. Sound familiar? It should since that pretty much sums up the world we’re living in. In his book, Bob offers ten skills that leaders will need to master to make the future.
I’m not going to get into those in this post. Instead, I’d like for you to get a copy of Bob’s book and let’s start a conversation about the skills that leaders are going to need for the future. I’ll be reading Bob’s book over the next few weeks. I hope you will too and that we can swap some ideas.
In the meantime, here’s a quick taste of Leaders Make the Future.
- What Leaders Can Learn About Speaking from Martin Luther King
- The Fine Art of GSD: How to Get Stuff Done in a Large Organization
- How to Lead Like a Pig
- Six Qualities That Made Martin Luther King, Jr. a Great Speaker
- How to Apologize When Your Candid Comments Show Up on WikiLeaks (or Somewhere Else You Didn’t Intend)