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Bob Johansen consults with senior executives- CEOs, presidents, directors on innovation, and others across a wide range of industries He was president and CEO of the Institute for the Future from 1996 to 2004 and remains on its Board and Leadership Team. The Institute for the Future (IFTF), spun off from the Rand Corporation in 1968, is an independent nonprofit think tank in Silicon Valley that has been doing ten-year forecasting for more than 30 years.

The Center for Creative Leadership is a top-ranked, global provider of executive education. Founded in 1970, it annually serves more than 20,000 individuals and 2,000 organizations including more than 80 of the Fortune 100 companies across the public, private, nonprofit and education sectors.

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  • Hardcover: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers; Second Edition, Second Edition,Revised and Expanded with Tools and Resources fro edition (May 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1609944879
  • ISBN-13: 978-1609944872
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #109,068 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Liz Guthridge on May 6, 2012
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Having heard Bob Johansen deliver a keynote at the ACMP conference (Association of Change Management Professionals)this April, I was interested in reading his book and I'm glad I did. I made a point to order the second edition because of his updates and collaboration with the Center for Creative Leadership. He promised to be provocative and he is. Even better, he practices what he preaches in writing clearly and persuasively about the 10 new leadership skills that he sees as add-ons to current leadership competency models (Gulp! He also supports the concept of doing more.) He also gives broad guidance on what to do to prepare for the future, but leaves it in the readers' hands to figure out what to do--which is another of his lessons. The book is a little repetitive in places; however, he's reinforcing messages that seem difficult for some to accept.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Wabbit98 on August 1, 2012
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In stores today, bookshelves abound with books about leadership. That is the big topic for MBA students, and current executives. It is a skill that is hard to teach, and even harder to define. With so many books being written how do they stand out from the crowd? This book might be one of the best currently available. It is the second edition, the first edition was published in 2008. In it Bob Johnansen explores ten skills, and concepts, that leaders will need to take of future issues. Mr. Johnansen does not fall into the trap of just covering case study after case study. He goes more in depth into the issues, ideas, and concepts that he believes to be important. He breaks them up into ten different categories. He then explores how they work, alone and within the larger group of ten. He also explores how people can broadly plan for what will happen in ten years, and where you want your company in ten years as well.

Unlike other leadership, and business, books. This book is well written. It does not make the reader feel like an idiot, and it covers many different topics. Leaders will need to excel in a changing world, and this book will help them.
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Leaders Make the Future provides the insights of Bob Johansen, Fellow and former President of Institute for the Future on how leaders can cope with changes coming over the next ten years. He indicates that the world in which leaders must operate will be increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) and that leaders need to apply vision, understanding, clarity and agility to move forward effectively.

The book is mainly attempts to persuade based on reasonability and examples rather than marshaling arguments with evidence for its points. When I evaluated the evidence for a) the main forces of change in the future and b) the best skills for leaders to develop to work well within the challenges our future presents it seems pretty weak.

While I appreciate the book's ability to provoke forethought of what leaders need to do now to prepare for leading in the future, I also see a dearth of evidence that the proposed skill sets are the best way to flourish in the future.

The future my be fraught with more VUCA and the skill sets outlined may be the best approach to flourishing in a VUCA world, the lack of evidence that this is the case limits the impetus for implementing focus and programs around the skill sets described. At this point, companies serious about preparing their leadership team for the future would be well served by seeking more data for what works or diving into what is working well for similar companies (or companies similar to where the want to be) and pursuing those. It may be that IFF or other organizations also have more data to substantiate the ideas presented here.

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Futurist Bob Johansen's latest book "Leaders Make the Future: Ten New Leadership Skills for an Uncertain World" provides valuable insights for leaders in the dynamic and disruptive world that we live in today. Bob provides us with a framework for the realities that leaders confront today. He refers to this framework as our VUCA world - exemplified by Volatility, Uncertainly, Complexity, and Ambiguity and argues that today's leadership skills will not be sufficient to lead organizations into the future.

Johansen has been studying history and "listening" for the future for over three decades. His most recent guidance includes ten essential leadership skills for the future. He provides excellent background information, analysis, insights, and projections on these skills which include being able to make and remake organizations; ability to extract clarity from disarray; embracing immersive learning and rapid prototyping; and recognizing the power of smart-mobs as required competencies to survive and thrive in the years ahead.

I found this book to be extremely thought-provoking as well as intimidating as I reflected on how to incorporate his recommendations into my current leadership roles. I highly recommend "Leaders Make the Future" for any business leader who has the courage to confront reality head-on and is willing to change and adapt to become an effective leader in the VUCA world confronting us today.
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