I first encountered Drucker’s thinking in 1979 when I was an undergrad student in the US. “There is nothing so useless,” Drucker once said, “as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” That kind of thinking resonated with me then, and now. It will never go out of style.
Thinking of the age-old debate about whether life imitates art or art imitates life, my sense is that, either way, both begin with human imagination. The bottom line is that once the human imagination is summoned, and directed to a point somewhere in the future, it changes outcomes. Is that not useful for leaders in the 21st century?
Here’s our monthly review of the best of the many articles, books, videos and ideas-in-other-forms that our Deputy Editor Kyle Elzy has found for you. The nextsensing mind, we believe, is always stretching to see beyond the marketplace horizon. Let’s get started …
“The future arrives too soon and in the wrong order,” was one Toffler line that has stuck with me. And his sentiment that “our moral responsibility is not to stop the future, but to shape it… to channel our destiny in humane directions and to try to ease the trauma of transition” was a call to action that still inspires me.
It’s July and here is our monthly review of some of the too-numerous-to-track stimulating articles, books, videos, and ideas-in-other-forms that we have tagged for you. Nextsensing minds are always stretching to see beyond the marketplace horizon.
As the final e-book in the three-part series, as noted, the subject at hand is the skill set that a nextsensing leader needs to survive in the turbulent times in which we all live. You’ll find, in both the e-book and video, a list of four key skills that our project team believes are essential for anyone leading an enterprise of any size. These four abilities are so essential we have tagged them “nextabilities”.
We have a terrific collection of articles, books, podcasts, videos and ideas-in-other-forms for you this month. We even spotlight Steven D’Souza, one of our NextSensors!