Welcome to The Future Leaders Institute blog for the Special Projects course led by Dr Crystallee Crain. This term you will be exposed to training, group processes and activities that will develop your leadership and ability to solve problems in your community. Follow the guidelines below and ask any questions that you feel are relevant when getting to know yourself and others as a leaders.
What qualities do future leaders need to meet the challenges of the 21st century?
In this article the author highlights key areas below as core concepts of leadership for the future.
• systems thinking to identify paradigms driving change,
• mediation skills to facilitate knowledge sharing, ensure stakeholders' ownership and foster innovation
• vision rooted in community service and ethical behavior,
• decisiveness in ever changing environments with blurred boundaries.
Comment and share your opinion on one of these aspects. Provide a critical analysis on the ways you see this displayed in current day public (nonprofit, government) and private (corporate/small business) leadership. In what ways are these concepts lived up to in our current circumstances? In what ways could we grow and develop new solutions to today's most pressing problems. How do you hope to change the way leadership is practiced? This post is a way for you to introduce yourself through the values that you share and ideas you have to offer to the group. Minimum 75 words.
This blog is meant for DeAnza College students registered in the Special Projects in Social Sciences course.