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The Future of Leadership

Why are some of the characteristics of a leader in the future different from those of leaders today? What are some characteristics that leaders will always need, both today and in the future? Why are they important to maintain?

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According to Purt (2012), "21st century leadership is about courage, creativity and faith in people. It is a value-based leadership approach" (para 1). The core aspects of leadership in the future include systems thinking, having a holistic approach to both business and personnel, project-based knowledge, mediation skills, vision and "bigger picture" thinking, and an ability to make decisions in an ever changing environment. Many of these skills are similar to current leadership skills and are the same as leadership skills have been throughout time. A leader's core skills include the ability to motivate others, innovative thinking and strategic thinking. These skills will remain the same even as we go into the future.

Jimenez (2012) states that "leaders of the future will need to be motivated by personal values rather than just financial performance, in order to address the development issues we face" (para ...

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Exploring characteristics of leadership in the future and how those characteristics vary from those of leaders today. Also exploring leadership characteristics that will remain important in the future as they are today. Over 430 words, 4 references.