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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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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 2 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: #130,111 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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The book is thought provoking but reads more like an introductory talk. It would have been great to have more more depth. For example, more prescriptive advice on how to approach dilemmas. I am also skeptical that the world is more "VUCA" now than ever. The present always seems messy. For those what want true "VUCA", I recommend Barbara Tuchman's book: A Distant Mirror.
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I heard Johansen summarize his book at a CORO leadership fund-raising and recognition lunch in San Francisco and was instantly sold, at age 74! He opened my eyes into what I need to be thinking about for a small non-profit whose Board I lead, so much so that I bought copies for not only our Executive Director, but also for four international interns we have with us for six months, and even my grandson, a freshman at the University of Louisville.
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This is one of the best books I've read for understanding and planning the future incorporating global trends. It gave me a much greater understanding of organizing forces and principles I recognize but had not put into the larger context. Buy the hardcover book for the marvelous graphics inside the cover.
Cheryl Alexander Stearns www.cherylalexander.com
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I was recommended this book by Marina Gorbis, current Executive Director of the Institute for the Future this past week, and along with her book, The Nature of the Future, they tell a compelling story of how leadership is changing in this rapidly changing and complex world. I really liked the reference to the 'maker' culture and how leaders are 'makers' of organizations. The ten skills proposed are thought-provoking and not your typical set. I recommend this to all leaders and 'want to be' leaders.
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