It is clear that as our organizations careen into the second decade of the 21st century, traditional business and organization models will no longer yield a competitive advantage or even sustain current levels of performance. Attending to trends and leading indicators is important for the internal consultant who often serves as a sounding board and adviser to managers and leaders. In this chapter, we explore some of the trends and anticipated issues from thought leaders who offer advice or new approaches to help organization leaders cope with the pace of change, revamp strategies, discover leadership strategies, and create networked global organizations. These ideas are not new, but current business demands suggest that they ...

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