Today’s leaders need to demonstrate much more than a capacity to engage and inspire; they also need to have a strong sense of purpose
Effective leaders and executives tend to be those who have a broad conceptual view, a deep understanding of today’s business environment, and a strong sense of how businesses operate in different ways. To be effective across borders on a global scale, a leader needs to be flexible, intelligent, and able to adapt the approach he or she takes according to different cultural contexts. Leaders need to be self-aware, strategic thinkers who demonstrate the aptitude to endure the challenges associated with globalization.
Decades of rapid technological advancement in combination with social and economic changes have widened generational gaps and introduced new sources of conflict over issues of national identity and cultural values. The world as we know it is transforming at a rapid rate and new risks are emerging that seriously threaten our future.
The greatest challenge that today’s world leaders face is identifying inclusive methods by which we can overcome cultural divisions and work together as an international unit to respond to global challenges, climate change, and resource depletion. Today’s leaders need to demonstrate much more than a capacity to engage and inspire; they also need to have a strong sense of purpose and the ability to communicate this sense of purpose in a compelling and convincing manner. Doing so hinges on a leader’s personal credibility. If people do not have faith and believe in the messenger, they will not listen to the message. Leaders need to earn the respect and trust of the people they hope to influence.
The contemporary world is proliferated with extensive digital technologies that disrupt many of our existing business and government models. We need to reevaluate, rebuild our communities, and create a collaborative system by which we can minimize the risks of dramatic social rupture and bring together governments, civil societies, and corporations to prevent technology disruptions and environmental problems from undermining our future.
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