Forbes Insights Futures In Focus is about tomorrow’s world and how visionaries and leaders are thinking about it, helping us design for it, and guiding us towards it so that we can thrive. Nothing is certain about the future except the need to design differently for it than the world we live in today. Host is Michael Gale, best-selling author of The Digital Helix.
John Kotter’s book; Leading Change is still a seminal management handbook decades after it was initially published. The questions for its’ author are about its continued relevance in a world that could be radically different in ten years’ time let alone different compared to twenty or thirty years ago. Kotter talks about what it is going to take to win in the 21st Century as leaders. He talks about the balance of traditional and new world thinking and design that needs permeate our daily thinking.
Dr. Kotter’s view is that the core DNA for change management and leadership is more important than ever as organizations are living in a state of near constant change. The DNA of that leader is increasingly tested on a higher frequency basis than ever before so strengths are amplified and weakness become more damaging in near real time. Listen as he talks through examples at IBM, Boeing and HMS.