Seek first to remember what has been forgotten (or ignored): the future of leadership

The future of leadership

When confronted with taking the next step forward, why is it that the last place that we look for guidance are the footprints that we (and others) have left behind?

Why do we not learn from the past?

In today’s world, we are distracted by short term, profit driven, ‘latest thinking’ – created in a Business School or four-hour Think Tank, rather than absorbing what core truths that have always been true and freely available.

Fact: nothing at all is new.

History, legend, religion, fables, stories – these teach us all we need to know and they always have. Perhaps we need to prioritise time to pause and reflect on the actions of others and the context within which they were operating, for the sake of understanding why, how and what we will contribute to our (in the broadest sense of the word) future.

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A menu of enquiry into the future of leadership:

An introduction – Peter Masters
Cross generational wisdom – Patrice van Riemsdijk
None of us is as smart as all of us – George Pór
Seek first to understand – Chris Yates
Leading through birth and death – Cari Caldwell
Freedom-centred – Tim Stanyon

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