The business world is continually changing. As a new leader emerging into the world of business, it is crucial to understand what qualities you need to capitalize on to succeed in your career. There have been several publications about the present business world, but with the ever-changing environment, few books have addressed business in the future.
In Jacob Morgan’s book, The Future Leader: 9 Skills and Mindsets to Succeed in the Next Decade, he addresses the ongoing change in the business world and interviewed 140 CEOs and over 14,000 employees. Asking questions like “how is leadership changing andwhy?” and “what should leaders do now to be ready for changes?” the book explores what business leaders can implement to be ready for future business endeavors, challenges, and successes.
While many top business leaders believe that many core aspects of leadership will remain the same, many of Morgan’s interviewees think that there is one way to succeed in the future; by creating a vision and executing it with strategy, future leaders will have the skills and mindset needed to succeed. With intensive research, the book gives the most accurate and recent look on the future of leadership that shares exclusive insights from the world’s top CEOs.
The Future Leader outlines the skills needed to succeed. From learning the most significant trends and how they impact the future of leadership and their implications, to understanding the top skills and mindsets that future leaders will need to possess. While there are nine skills and mindsets outlined in the book, two of the most crucial steps can be summarized as futurize and humanize.
By adopting a futurized mindset or bringing the organization into the future, businesses utilize long-term thinking, adapt to new technology that will inevitably come around, keep up with the pace of change, and move away from the status quo. Businesses can work without technology but could never run without people, so the second important step is to humanize your company. Lead with diverse teams, attract and retain top talent, reskill and upskill employees, and make the organization human to create a work environment that will make employees want to invest in the business.
To learn more about the nine steps you can implement into your business today, read The Future Leader and transform your organization into a future-ready business. This book is an excellent read for you and your team to prepare for its future.