The goal of this blog topic—Future Leadership Issues, in the Linked 2 Leadership constellation of conversation, is to uncover future issues and equip leaders to be more effective with their teams and others who follow their lead. In recent weeks, we have asked just about everyone we meet, “Where are you looking for answers and some indication of what’s around the corner?”
This is a popular question and one we hope you are asking. And we hope you will come back to this blog and write what you are finding out in the comments area below.
People want to talk about this because the scramble in on for smarter, wiser, bolder leaders. We want to find them. When we focus on short term situations, such as the economy and failure of leadership all around us, many like to discuss where they are searching for answers and who they are listening to.
Does it seem like the more the market drops, the demand for crystal balls increases?
Taking time to think seems to be very important now, more than knee-jerk reactions and highly-emotional decision making. Slowing down long enough to read a book, reflect, “get away for a few minutes” just to take deep breaths and look at the much bigger picture seems to be working for those we consider savvy and bold leaders.
Here are the books that have been recommended to me this month and I’m heading to my library to put these on reserve for my reading next weekend. Please add the name of any books you are finding especially helpful in your role and journey as a leader.
Blue Ocean Strategy – looking at the big picture and seeing the opportunity where everyone else is not clamoring.
Leadership by Design – some of the best future thinkers are designers because their stuff has to last a few decades or centuries.
Bold Leadership for Organizational Acceleration—“What you have been today isn’t good enough for tomorrow”