It’s no secret that the world has Changed before our eyes. No matter what your political or social views, we can all agree it the world is extremely different and it’s never going back to the way it was. In this radically changed world that has been disrupted, volatility has become vicious volatility. Uncertainty has become unrelenting uncertainty. Complexity has turned into continuous complexity, and ambiguity has turned into accelerated ambiguity. Basically, we now live in a “VUCA Squared” world!
As we come to the end of this dynamic and challenging year, we should look back for a few moments to reflect and learn, but we need to quickly turn our attention to the future because the future is now. A VUCA Squared world needs a new type of leader with new types of leadership skills. Based on research, analysis, and an extremely intense year of working with some of the best organizations on the planet, I have put together a list of the 5 capabilities the new disruptive leader needs to have in 2018 and beyond.