The world is full of aspirations and people wanting to lead, But very few are focusing on preparing for tomorrow.
If the top leaders were to be asked today on how certain they felt about their strategies, you would typically get a pause before they begin to respond. In their response, preparing for an unpredictable future would feature without fail.
The issue about uncertainty cannot be over emphasized or under emphasized but the issue does not necessarily be that of unpredictability of what next. As we begin to see the resilient leaders manage business in the given times, one key leadership attribute stands out, the “Will to prepare”.
While the world is full of aspirations and people wanting to lead, very few are focusing on getting ready for tomorrow. Therefore the will to lead is not translating itself into how leaders prepare themselves for the next decade of challenges, knowing very well that some challenges cannot be foreseen.
The implication is significant, the lack of preparation on part of leaders is reflective on Organizations not preparing adequately to be nimble footed to meet the challenges.
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