The Leadership Skills of the Future. Part II

by Martyna Bizdra

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What kind of leadership skills will be required in the future?

THE FUTURE

Our future will require the ability to find new solutions to the growing problems of the ecosystem, the stability of world peace, and thus our survival. In many already destitute nations, such as parts of Africa and South America, a lack of food can easily create wars between groups of people. The changing situation will bring huge challenges and also great opportunities. Business will flourish, and it will build strong foundations for the security and future of our planet.

In the future what leadership skills will be needed? And what type of leaders will be required?
Throughout history, we have seen time and again that chaos always gives birth to a strong ruler like in Russia- Kathrine the Great or or in more recent history,Joseph Stalin.
But if we want to protect our future we will need something absolutely opposite. To survive as a whole, to sustain life on earth, not just for humans but for the animals and plants, to have fresh water and clean air we need leaders who will be able to unify the whole planet. Like Napoleon Bonaparte , the god of war, Alexander the Great of Macedon. Humans and wildlife. With the growing number of people and declining resources of fresh water and food, we will have no choice but to start existing more consciously as one organism. Or to start fighting for food, which will encourage catastrophic consequences, which is what happened in Rwanda and Burundi in 1994, when genocide claimed the lives of nearly 1 million people in only 100 days.

Forecasts For the Future

  • our current population of 6.8 billion is estimated to grow to 8.9 billion by 2050, which will continue to increase the already high levels of pollution, conflicts between nations, and a growing need for food and water and thus more fertile land
  • growing need for strong individuals and to raise of the importance of proper authority
  • depletion of the fisheries of the oceans
  • more severe weather changes and weather-related catastrophes like hurricanes as well as more difficulty in producing food because of too high or too low temperatures
  • rising level of poverty caused by the weather changes, and therefore a rise in terrorism
  • huge differences between the wealthy and the poor and the rise of wealth in the more technologically advanced nations

But not just negative forecasts; there will be some positive ones, too:

  • decrease in pollution because of an increase in human consciousness about the need to sustain life; popularity of eco-friendly technology and thinking
  • birth of a new type of “profitable and good for the planet” business, as well as business leaders like Richard Branson
  • increase of awareness of the growth of practical education; the importance and power of the internet and TV
  • rising level of health concerns that will catapult the protection of the wildlife
  • growth of large corporations

So the leadership skills that will be needed are:

  • integrity, complete honesty
  • open-minded cooperation with nature as a partner and surrounding oneself with the top thinkers on the planet
  • drive for excellence
  • hunger for knowledge about the stability of the ecosystem
  • strategic thinking and decisiveness like long-term goal planning and the ability to monetize the crisis
  • the desire to persuade business people to invest in “green” companies, and to give such firms the ability to prosper
  • empowerment
  • passion about the future
  • persuasiveness
  • independent thinking as well as the ability to respect and listen to others
  • ability to question reality
  • ability to understand human psychology and the behavior of the masses

Nature has the power to rebuild itself, but we need to give it time. The 21st century is the era of choice; if we can think globally, our future will be more prosperous and happy than we have ever experienced before in the history of humankind. There is a way to do it—education and integrity are the keys to the future.

To read the first part of the article click here:

The Leadership Skills of the Future Part I

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What are your thoughts about the Leadership of the future? What do you think, what Leadership Skills will be needed? What might be different, and will it influence the business-side of life?

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jason Webb July 9, 2010 at 7:08 am

Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!
Thanks and Regards/-
Jason Webb

2 Martyna Bizdra July 9, 2010 at 6:33 pm

Hey Jason

Thank you for stopping by and for your comment.

talk soon
have a great day
Martyna

3 Keith Davis July 18, 2010 at 11:46 am

Hi Martyna
Having read part 1 I had to check out part 2.
Looks like you’ve got down to the nitty gritty in this part.
Forecasts for the future and leadership skills needed sound pretty onerous.
Let’s hope that the right leaders come along.
Thanks for the insight Martyna.

4 Martyna Bizdra July 31, 2010 at 11:14 pm

Keith

it is so fascinating and intriguing, isn’t it?!

Who is John Galt? :)
have a great day
thanks,
Martyna

5 Kate August 11, 2010 at 11:16 pm

Hey Martyna,

I know John Galt!!! I hope we have more of such leaders in the future:)

Have a great day

Kate

6 Martyna Bizdra August 24, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Hallo Kate

John Galt. Yes, I also think that we will have more of such people in the coming years. “Atlas Shrugged” is becoming very very popular!

have a great day and thanks for your comment
best, Martyna

7 Keith Davis August 29, 2010 at 4:29 pm

Hi Martyna
Came over to see what you were up to… looks as though you have closed down for the summer. LOL

8 Martyna Bizdra August 30, 2010 at 2:59 pm

haha! Keith
nice to see you again

I am working on something very nice, It will be revealed soon
I see that your new post is ready- Two way traffic?

see ya there
Martyna

9 Wil Possible December 27, 2010 at 1:35 am

Regardless of how the world will change, there is only one style of leadership that will prevail and that is of the servant-leaders.

The greatest servant-leader we can all learn from walked this earth 2,000 years ago and his followers numbered in the billions.

:-)

10 Martyna Bizdra December 27, 2010 at 1:31 pm

hey Wil :)
yes, I also think that servant-leadership is powerful. we are all interconnected!
We can learn a lot from religious leaders, who are your mentors? Who has influenced you the most?

thank you,
Martyna

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12 Martyna Bizdra May 21, 2012 at 9:48 pm

all the best Dianna, I am glad that it helps

13 maria February 3, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Overall interesting, but some arguments have serious flaws. How can the growth of large companies be a positive aspect? Integrity and large companies do not go hand in hand. They cannot. There is always a conflict of interest. When you have shareholders, the first responsibility of a company must be satisfying shareholder investment. Shareholder investment in classic structures is always contrary to producing products that give real value to consumers. Because to maximize your profit, you have to save somewhere. And the saving happens usually where the eye of the consumers does not see it — which is why consumers are lured into buying crappy stuff for a lot of money.

There is no advantage of having large companies anywhere. This is a thing of the past. If you want a stable, prosperous economy, you need many small companies that focus on providing real value. It keeps up the competition. Entrepreneurs are generally in the business for passion of what they do, not to make a short term financial killing. They plan for the long term, not just for the next quarter and have a very different approach to resources, innovation and product quality. We need more entrepreneurs, not larger companies. We need to develop leadership skills such as flexibility, creative thinking, rapid adaption to change, being able to control your mind as to not panic when something changes and mastering of inner strengths to persevere in your undertaking. You would be surprised how few people actually have that quality. Ethical and honest thinking is an absolute pre-requisite. But let me tell you, this will need a major collapse to set people straight and make room for such development.

So, it you’re reading this blog — have you started entrepreneuring yet? Because that is the way forward.

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