Leaders Make the Future

Leaders Make the Future: Ten New Leadership Skills for an Uncertain World by Bob Johansen

Bob Johansen says that leaders who make the future will transform Volatility into Vision, Uncertainty into Understanding, Complexity into Clarity and Ambiguity into Agility. So to thrive in a VUCA world you need to use positive VUCA approach because traditional leadership skills won’t be enough. Johansen identifies  „Ten New Leadership Skills for an Uncertain World. They are: 

1. Maker instinct

2. Clarity

3. Dilemma Flipping – turn problem into opportunity

4. Immersive learning ability

5. Bio-empathy – learn from nature

6. Constructive depolarizing – bring people from different backgrounds together for constructive engagement

7. Quiet transparency

8. Rapid prototyping – work quickly to create early versions of innovations

9. Smart mob organizing – ability to create, engage with and nurture purposeful business through intelligent use of electronic or other media.

10. Common creating – stimulate, grow and nurture shared assets that benefit other

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