Every leader must carry out leadership capacity audit of their teams to see available talents, their relevance for today, their future relevance and their state of preparedness to confront future uncertainties.
How Does Your Team Look Like Today?
A leader can shape and lead into the future through the following ways:
- Leaders create the future of their dreams. For a leader there is nothing like enabling environment, they create their own environment. Like the saying goes, if you want to walk on wet ground, you pour water in front of you. Leaders invent their world and live in it.
The best way to predict the future is to invent it. -Alan Kay.
They create the product and services that will rule the world’s tomorrow and create a desire for it today. How do you want to live and get served tomorrow? Invent it today.
No one is going to give you a chance to rise to the top, you consciously have to make it happen. –David Ibiyeomie.
Leaders create their tomorrow through research, knowledge, design/redesign of products and services and state clearly what they want, where they want it and how they want it. Leaders create the way and others follow.
The role of a leader is not to have all the ideas; it’s to create a culture where everyone can have ideas. – Sir Ken Robinson.
Leaders determine what people spend their money on and the people follow sheepishly. Every leader must sit back and ask themselves why they are doing what they are doing now and who first invented it? Thereafter, they should come up with a new way of achieving their task and selling it to others to adopt and follow. They focus in inventing their world and not in problem-solving.