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The New Leadership Literacies by Bob Johansen

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CHAPTER 4

Moving Toward a Future of Gaming for Grit

WE ARE MOVING TOWARD A WORLD WHERE YOUNG PEOPLE will bring their gaming experience to work and it will be a competitive advantage for them. Learning communities of gamers will emerge as powerful guilds to learn together, share experiences, and amplify their impact.

SURPRISE: The best future leaders will be gamers.

I spoke at a CEO forum recently and introduced the idea of gaming for leadership development. After my talk, one of the CEOs from a very large company asked me: “Isn’t gaming what we tell our kids not to do?” Jane McGonigal says is we need to be playing more games not fewer, but we may need to be playing different games. For parents, we need to go into the world of games with our kids ...

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