Leadership 2050, Critical Challenges, Key Contexts and Emerging Trends

Matthew Sowcik (Editor), Anthony Andenoro (Editor), Mindy McNutt (Editor), Susan Murphy (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBook


What kind of leaders will the world need over the next thirty-five years? How will our knowledge of leadership, leadership development, and leadership education change? Leadership 2050 examines the issues, drivers, and contexts that will most likely influence leaders and followers over the next thirty-five years.
The book begins with a short section delving into foresight analysis, strategic foresight, and scenario planning. The second section looks at the most pressing contexts and most wicked problems facing future leaders ranging from population growth and urbanization, climate change and resource competition. How can leaders create common cause and meet these issues with an eye toward peace, sustainability, and social justice? Specific emerging trends such as polyarchical structures and gamification are discussed.
The book concludes with a series of chapters, each providing a unique way of viewing the critical challenges facing leaders and each offering ways to develop the skillsets and capacities needed to work on solutions to these challenges. Themes of understanding interconnectedness, complexity, and true innovation pervade this final section of the book.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
Commissioning bodyInternational Leadership Association
Number of pages300
ISBN (Electronic)9781785603488
ISBN (Print)9781785603495
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameBuilding Leadership Bridges


  • Leadership
  • Future
  • Challenges
  • sustainability

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