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The Future of Business – The Leader of Tomorrow

You don’t have to look far to find a book, a seminar or a website on how to be a leader, what a leader is, and what they even look like. The truth is, the list of characteristics of a leader in the future is actually quite short. As business becomes more and more human, so is the leader believe it or not.

I’m willing to bet that special person in your life, that person that influences you or gets your respect is not your boss. Most bosses have a problem with power and authority, they don’t know how to use it, they are truly bad at valuing people. They typically have a superiority complex, they are authorities on everything, it’s their way or the highway, there’s no compromise. I know you have a boss like that or you know someone like I just mentioned. There is good news though, business leaders are changing, if not today, they will be in the near future.

The leader of the future listens to whats going on, they realize it’s not about them, the also understand the Internet is not an echo chamber. They know the value of people, the conversation, they understand it’s first the fan (follower), then the customer, they know how to grow bigger ears. They have a good idea where the world is going, they understand brands have to be likeable and loveable in order to win in the digital marketplace. They also understand brands need to be human.

Making business human is the strong suit of the leader in the future, they know a brand is is a voice, a product is a souvenier, and that everyone brings value to the table, that the voice of the follower, the fan, and every person that visits their business is precious. The leader of the future knows that Social Media networks are the 1st listening platform to invest time in. That today online and offline are no longer different places, everything is being integrated to be social and mobile.

But the genuine authentic leader has 4 qualities:

1.) They Care on every level.

2.) They Believe in you – they want to be with dream makers, not dream killers.

3.) They are Fair, and they don’t play favorites.

4.) They expect Excellence at all time.

What are your 4 qualities the leader of tomorrow should have, what does your list look like?

  • jtstrocel

    If a leader of the future expects excellence at all times, how are the people under him supposed to take on new challenges and grow professionally?

  • jtstrocel

    If a leader of the future expects excellence at all times, how are the people under him supposed to take on new challenges and grow professionally?

  • jtstrocel

    If a leader of the future expects excellence at all times, how are the people under him supposed to take on new challenges and grow professionally?

  • oranuchsweden

    Hi Owen

    Just right, the leader is quite different from the boss.. Humanity and thinking with heart is the key for future leader.

    I love your blog.

    Take care :) Oranuch

About Owen Greaves

Owen Greaves

I’m a Futurist, I write, speak, and teach the open & free business model, and the future of business. Create. Differentiate. Deliver. It’s a paradigm shift, I help you increase profits by changing the way you think about business.