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New Leadership Imperative: Finding Future Leaders While Managing Change

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” — John F. Kennedy

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Elements of Successful Organizations: Achieving Strong Leadership, Smart Management and an Engaged Workforce

These quotes and this paragraph begin the chapter that I recently wrote for the newest book published by The Workforce Institute at Kronos, Elements of Successful Organizations: Achieving Strong Leadership, Smart Management and an Engaged Workforce.

Some of the key thoughts I share in my chapter include:

  • Change is a constant and all leaders must manage immediate and long-term change
  • Change comes with implications and all leaders must prepare future leaders for the probable outcomes of change
  • Today’s leader knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies may just not be what is needed tomorrow
  • Create a leader learning environment in your organization — one that encourages and enables everyone in your organization to be a leader
  • What to look for when trying to identify those best equipped for future leadership positions
  • Where to look for future leaders

I am far from an expert regarding any of these key thoughts, but I am very pleased to be able to share my thoughts and ideas as a part of this book written by a great group of human capital management thought leaders.