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Three Questions: Are Our Leaders Ready For The Future?

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Our future success is in the hands of our leaders. They will be the ones to notice and remove roadblocks, mentor employees and foresee future opportunities. They will be the ones to tackle the seemingly unsolvable problems of the future. Are they ready?

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Three Questions: Are Our Leaders Ready For The Future?

  1. 1. Three Questions – Are Our Leaders Ready For The Future? By Linda Fisher Thornton Our future success is in the hands of our leaders. They will be the ones to notice and remove roadblocks, mentor employees and foresee future opportunities. They will be the ones to tackle the seemingly unsolvable problems of the future. Are they ready? “Your organization’s future success depends on identifying and developing the next generation of its leaders.” Harrison Monarth, “Evaluate Your Leadership Development Program,” HBR.org, January 22, 2015 Do they know how to think through complexity? Can they deal with it effectively while also making ethical decisions? Organizations may prepare leaders to handle the challenges they face now, but that approach leaves them behind the curve of change. These three questions will help you consider how ready your leaders are for the future: Three Questions– Are Our Leaders Ready For The Future? 1. Are leaders capable of handling the complexity of work life and meeting ethical expectations? If so, how can we build on what they know in mentoring leaders across the organization? If not, is our approach to leadership development too oversimplified to be helpful? 2. Are leaders crystal clear about what ethical leadership requires of them in a global society? If so, how are we sharing that knowledge at every level? If not, is our ethical leadership information too vague to be actionable? 3. Are leaders bringing out the best in those they lead by leading with positive values and building trust? If so, how can customers, partners, suppliers & other stakeholders benefit from what we’ve learned? If not, how can we intentionally build a high-trust culture where people can do their best work?
  2. 2. Your leaders face information overload, globalization and increasing complexity. And they hold the key to your organization’s future. Make it a priority to help them be ready. Prepare Leaders For Ethical Leadership Future. 7 Lenses is a positive solution – providing 7 Lenses and 14 Guiding Principles for leading responsibly in a complex world (Foreword by Stephen M. R. Covey) LeadinginContext.com Unleash the Positive Power of Ethical Leadership™ ©2015 Leading in Context LLC

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