In our society, we are all open to scrutiny by the public. Leaders in the future must continue to pay careful attention to the demands and expectations of the community. They must be strong defenders of values and high standards, and must ensure that these apply throughout their organisations.
Tomorrow’s leaders must be prepared to facilitate achievement by others. This means giving people more control over their own work. Less direct management of those working for you, and more emphasis on their training and building their confidence are required.
In thinking about the special qualities of a leader, a number of essentials spring to mind – insight, clarity of purpose or vision, tenacity, and the ability to inspire others to work towards a common goal.