5 Surprising Characteristics Of Leaders Of The Future
Jeremy Page sets out six unconventional characteristics which will mean success for future leaders.
Leaders of the future will be self-educated. He will master the skills he needs to fulfil his dreams. There are no limitations due to the access to information and this business leader knows that no university holds the key to his success. He does not have a desire to ask for anyone’s permission to achieve or work his way up through someone else’s ranks. He is a student of life and business and has a track record of success in business during his youth that is the foundation of his self-made accreditation.
Companies are recognizing this. Instead of evaluating college degrees or how “professional” a resume looks, they’re recruiting efforts have taken them to development forums where young, faceless people who are passionate about code hang out. In other words, they’re catering to the “self-educated” generation.
Motivated by profit and progress, business leaders of the future will lack empathy or at least the pretence of it. Because this generation is being raised behind the thick veil of technology, interpersonal skills will be lacking. Yet the motivation to organize and implement change will be ever-present and demanded from their team and themselves. Everyone has an opportunity to grow their audience. Platforms like blogging and Youtube will continue to launch profit-seekers into stardom, giving them the resources to essentially launch their own DIY online PR campaign with a launch of a video or blog post.
If leaders of the future do not walk a conventional path, they can not be expected to create conventional solutions to issues that consumers face. This crop of business leaders that are poised to emerge will design and implement business strategies that will solve problems that we had no idea were a burden to us in ways that will have customers yearning for more.
Leaders of the future will take their place as captains in the business. They have chosen themselves to make changes in the world as they see fit. Instead of being groomed and jumping through hoops to get ahead, these new business leaders will toil away, self-directed and earnestly preparing themselves for the completion of their self-fulfilling prophecy of world-class leadership. They won’t take no for an answer. Neither will they back down on their dreams. They don’t need your acceptance or approval. They only need you to get out of their way.