Leadership 2030: The Six Megatrends You Need to Understand to Lead Your Company into the Future

  • 3h 41m
  • Georg Vielmetter, Yvonne Sell
  • 2014

The tumultuous changes of the past decade, including China's economic rise and the financial meltdown, were just the beginning. The next cataclysmic wave is surging relentlessly ahead, demanding leaders who can steer their companies through complexity and change. Drawn from original research conducted jointly with foresight company Z-Punkt and further analyzed by Hay Group, Leadership 2030 uncovers six megatrends that will dramatically impact organizations' markets, cultures, systems, and processes: Globalization 2.0: Asia dominates the global economy; Climate change: Sustainability becomes imperative; Individualism: Freedom of choice erodes loyalty; Digitization: Boundaries blur between private and working lives; Demographic changes: Aging populations intensify the talent war; and Converging technologies: The sharpest tech shift in history is around the corner. Research findings and case studies provide compelling evidence of each megatrend and highlight the skills, capabilities, and attitudes leaders must cultivate, such as adaptability, collaboration, cultural sensitivity, strategic thinking, meaning creation, and more. In the rush to produce quarterly profits in chaotic conditions, the longer view is often obscured. This forward-thinking book helps businesses everywhere prepare for the seismic changes on the horizon.

About the Authors

Georg Vielmetter, Ph.D., is a member of Hay Group’s European Leadership Team and the regional director–Europe of Hay Group’s Leadership and Talent Practice. He works with executives and top teams on leadership transformation, and he also publishes and speaks on these topics. He is an alumnus of the German National Academic Foundation, and a member of the German Sociological Association as well as of the German Society for Philosophy.

Yvonne Sell, Ph.D., is the director of Leadership and Talent–UK & Ireland for Hay Group where, as part of driving the leadership and talent practice, she regularly provides press commentary and conference presentations on a wide range of leadership issues. She also works with Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis on researching emotional intelligence. .

In this Book

  • Leadership 2030—The Six Megatrends You Need to Understand to Lead Your Company into the Future
  • Introduction—Empire and Manure
  • Lost in Translation: Globalization 2.0
  • Less Is More: The Environmental Crisis
  • Power to the Person: Individualization and Value Pluralism
  • Remote Possibilities: The Digital Era
  • Social Insecurity: Demographic Change
  • Great Expectations?: Technological Convergence
  • Reinforcers, Dilemmas, and the Perfect Storm
  • Footnotes, Not Headlines: The Altrocentric Leader
  • Conclusion—The Journey to Altrocentric Leadership


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