In this episode we are joined by Bob Johansen who has been helping organisations around the world prepare for and shape the future for nearly forty years.
Bob is a distinguished fellow at Institute for the Future where he utilises his extensive training in the social sciences and experience with top leaders of business, government, and nonprofit organisations to encourage thoughtful consideration of the long-term future.
He is also author of a number of books exploring potential futures, including Leaders Make the Future: Ten New Leadership Skills for an Uncertain Age and The Reciprocity Advantage: A New Way to Partner for Innovation and Growth.
What we cover:
- Bob explains how he and IFTF help companies like McKinsey, Tesco, UPS, Disney, McDonald’s, and Syngenta navigate and survive in the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world of the future.
- We discuss the roles for leaders, organisations and individuals in this world of the future – what will and what won’t work based on case studies in his two recent books Leaders Make the Future and The Reciprocity Advantage.
- Explore what particular skills and mindsets will be most in demand in the future and how some words of wisdom from Peter Drucker informed his own mindset and habits.