Well, by definition that may not be true – (Merriam-Webster definition of future\ˈfyü-chər\: coming after the present time) – but leaders need to take action now to ensure that their people and their organizations are successful both tomorrow and further down the road.
The leadership competency we will be discussing in November is Builds Organizational Capacity to Meet Future Challenges. Specifically what actions do you need to take now to understand the challenges you and your people will be facing in the future and how to take action now to tackle those challenges.
The colleges and universities of Minnesota State define this leadership competency as:
- engaging and supporting appropriate risk-taking
- identifying and removing barriers to innovation
- rewarding and supporting innovations advancing excellence and effeciency
- promoting accountability for self and others
- collaborating across educational and governmental boundaries in the system, nation and world
- networking with innovative thinkers, developers and donors
We will use that definition as a starting point for our conversations with you.
The future is full of opportunity and uncertainty but one thing we know – it will be here soon!