The Future is Yours — to Make! Leadership Skills for an Uncertain World

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Bob Johansen, Distinguished Fellow with the Institute for the Future (IFTF), trusted advisor to leaders of global organizations, & award-winning author of multiple best-selling books. His book, Leaders Make the Future: Ten New Leadership Skills for an Uncertain World was the first of a trilogy to help leaders thrive in the VUCA world. Today’s businesses & organizations are operating in a world characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, & ambiguity according to Bob Johansen. To be successful in the future, leaders will need an emerging set of skills uniquely suited to dealing with challenges of the times we are in. He sees these times as the most frightening and as the most hopeful. Bob believes that connectivity is the key, & we are not fully realizing the benefits of that. “Powerful leaders will see connections in the larger systems of which they are a part, embrace shared assets & opportunities, & cut through the chaos…in this decade, leaders will not just see the future—they will make the future!”