Feb 24, 2017

How Leaders Dream Boldly to Bring New Futures to Life

Posted by in category: futurism

Keys of the emerging leaders are — 1) Futurist 2) Technologist 3) Innovator 4) Humanitarian. I rank them as (only in my opinion only as it truly depends on industry, company and products, culture, etc.)

1) futurist 2) innovator 3) technologist 4) humanitarian

This article is part of a new series exploring the skills leaders must learn to make the most of rapid change in an increasingly disruptive world. The first article in the series, “How the Most Successful Leaders Will Thrive in an Exponential World,” broadly outlines four critical leadership skills—futurist, technologist, innovator, and humanitarian—and how they work together.

Today’s post, part two in the series, takes a more detailed look at leaders as futurists. Upcoming articles will explore leaders as technologists, innovators, and humanitarians.

Science fiction writer William Gibson famously once said, “The future is already here, it’s just unevenly distributed.” As leaders, how do we embrace the elements of the future that are here, and the ones that are just around the corner? By thinking more like a futurist.

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