Unlock Your Leadership Super Power
We live in an era of unprecedented and relentless change. Changes are occurring very rapidly and any individual leader that ignores this reality will struggle to adapt and this will impact their own lives and businesses writes Chutisa and Steven Bowman.
In the current environment, making decisions and taking action have become more complex for business leaders in all industries and in all markets. Clearly leaders need different skills to take their businesses into the future. To make decisions efficiently, quickly, and strategically leaders must unlock their leadership superpower by developing the ability of a Pragmatic Futurist. When leaders develop their pragmatic futurist capacity they increase their power to shape their futures, even in the most turbulent of times. They will be equipped to take advantage of all the new opportunities that rapid social and technological progresses are creating. Business leaders can incorporate the pragmatic futurist’s power into their everyday operational practices, and begin to lead from the edge of possibilities.
A key element of a Pragmatic Futurist is the ability to create future potential possibilities. This is not to be confused with predicting the future. It is about being aware of future possibilities in order to act and influence them. Pragmatic Futurists can see different possibilities in seemingly random information, enabling them to take decisive action and to make the choices that bring strategic advantage, while their peers are still assessing a situation. They don’t just navigate future global trends, they actually shape them. This
Chustisa & Steven Bowman are global business advisors.