Chapter 22

Trends Shaping Future Leadership Attributes

Karie Willyerd and Jeanne Meister

In This Chapter

  • An overview of shifts in workforce demographics, globalization, and social technologies.
  • Effects that workforce changes will have on leadership requirements.
  • The essential leadership characteristics of the future.


“The future isn’t what it used to be.”

—Yogi Berra

To understand the future of leadership, we first must understand the business conditions leaders will face and the employees who will make up the workforce of the future. Understanding those conditions allows us to predict the kinds of skills and competencies ...

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