Future leader


When you read many books and articles primarily focusing on trends, strategy, management, and development, some topics pop up across the board and sometimes stick a bit.

Through more and more recent reading material, I have occasionally come across proposals for the future leader or the professional and personal skills that the future leader is assessed to possess.

And I promise we will have the extensive competence catalog out…

Among other things, the World Economic Forum has highlighted four types of characteristics that they believe are the framework for the top 10 skills in 2025, and these are:

  • Problem-solving
  • Self-management
  • Working with people
  • Technology use and development

And these four types include properties such as; analytical and critical thinking, learning, complex problem solving, creativity, resilience, flexibility, and ability to handle stress.

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I have collected some of the many skills listed in different materials in the Word cloud photo for this article.

No one can meet all the criteria because no one can do everything! But we can bid in with our strengths and do our best.

Much also suggests that increased collaboration, cross-cutting projects/project management, and the composition of teams/team management have become far more critical.

The management task is different from what it has always been, and there are new demands from many different angles, stakeholders, and a focus on working for increased value for more people, where, e.g., sustainability comes into play.

The hybrid work will also make new demands on us, not least how we collaborate and create a common culture in a different context.

There is also a significant focus on crisis management in several contexts. Still, this does not change the fact that we see the leadership role changing in the future and some places.

The actual need for skills and resources depends on the management task itself and the context in which it must be carried out, but agile leadership is a must everywhere.

And when we talk about agile management, there are three characteristics in particular that I consider essential:

  • Self-awareness
  • Integrity
  • Trust

In particular, the ability to create self-insight is the foundation for management in such a changing, challenging, and complex world as we live in, and by extension, the ability to give and receive feedback on an ongoing basis.

From the bottom of my heart, everyone has great potential – it’s about finding the wholly unique and putting it into play so that it can sprout, unfold and blossom big time!


I will end with a powerful quote:

“What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters to what lies within us.”

(Ralph Waldo Emerson)


Thanks for reading and remember to explore and unfold your potential every day….