Future Leadership Skills Indicator
Self-Assessment for Leaders Make the Future
Stay tuned to this page for the self-assessment instrument that will be available for $9.95 as a one-year online subscription starting in May 2012.
Are you ready to thrive in the future? I developed the self-rating below with Sylvester Taylor from the Center for Creative Leadership. I have used it with a wide range of organizations, with very provocative results. This online self-assessment will help you decide how fit you are right now, as well as where you might like to develop your skills and improve your readiness for the future. It is based on the ten future leadership skills described in the second edition of Leaders Make the Future by Bob Johansen.
This is your chance to assess your own leadership skills and test them against the external future forces that Bob describes in the book. You donít even have to agree with this forecast to find it provocative and useful. In fact, the most useful forecasts are often the ones you donít like, the forecasts that make you feel uncomfortable and maybe even queasy.
This online self-assessment is designed so you can use if solo, on your own, or as part of a leadership team, group, or workshop experience.
On your own, you can do a self-rating and then refer back to Chapter 12 of Leaders Make the Future, where Bob makes specific suggestions about how to improve your leadership skills in each of the ten areas where new leadership will be required. Chapter 11 suggests how you can integrate the ten future leadership skills with leadership development or executive immersion experiences in your organization.
For your leadership team or other in workshop settings, use this online self-assessment as advance preparation for an in-person or online workshop, or as follow-up. There are no right answers, but every leadership team should have a mix of these future leadership skills if it is to engage successfully with the external future forces of the next decade. As you consider the ten-year forecast inside the book jacket (and described in narrative form in the Introduction), ask yourself which waves of change you will choose to rideóbut at least consider which waves of change you should avoid being hit by.
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