The Future Leader 9 Skills and Mindsets to Succeed in the Next Decade by Jacob Morgan

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In The Future Leader, Morgan writes about how in the next decade, leaders will have to adapt to the constantly changing workplace that is affected by automation and other new technologies. The skills and jobs that will be created in the future will be specific to the needs of our society.
Currently in the U.S., there are roughly 1 supervisor to every 6 workers and 80% of these workers when surveyed, say that they can perform their jobs without having a supervisor. This survey shows that some supervisors or managers are better leaders than others. This is where the author asks the important question, "What is Leadership". After interviewing many CEO's of various companies for research, he found that they all had slightly different descriptions of leadership.
Morgan believes that having a clear definition of leadership is important to the success of a company. It was after researching that he found nine characteristics of a good leader which he calls the "Notable Nine". The Notable Nine includes 4 mindsets and 5 skills that a leader needs to succeed in a future business.
There are comparisons between good and bad leaders. Bad or toxic leaders cause a lot of stress to their employees and are the reason most people look for other jobs. On the other hand, good leaders encourage their employees and let them know they are valued.
This is a good book for anyone who aspires to be a supervisor of any company, because leaders of the future will face an ever changing work environment in the next decade. It explains that it is important for future leaders to be ethical, have a diverse workforce and embrace new technology which can increase production and provide the tools that help leaders make better decisions. Overall, a very informative book.


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