Monday, January 13, 2014

First Lines of Bob Johansen's "Leaders Make the Future"

"Listening for the future is hard work. Leaders must learn how to listen through the noise of a VUCA World of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity.
But leaders can make a better future. We need not and should not passively accept any future as a given. Disciplined use of foresight can help leaders make better decisions today. There is short-term value in long-term thinking."

- Bob Johansen, from Leaders Make the Future: Ten New Leadership Skills for an Uncertain World.

I'm reading this one for a development program at work. While I've always been fascinated with prognostication, this book goes beyond the speculation (and specifics) of SciFi and impressively details the specific trends underlying its predictions as well as the way it uses these predictions to recommend tactics for dealing with this future.

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