The Future of Leadership - An Explorative Study into Tomorrow's Leadership Challenges

  • Daniela Eberhardt
  • Anna-Lena Majkovic

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Daniela Eberhardt, Anna-Lena Majkovic
    Pages 1-18
  3. Daniela Eberhardt, Anna-Lena Majkovic
    Pages 19-44
  4. Daniela Eberhardt, Anna-Lena Majkovic
    Pages 45-54
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 55-66

About this book


This book examines the challenges and social, economic and corporate trends that future leaders will need to deal with, as well as the technical, social and communication skills they will require in order to succeed. This assessment of future leadership overviews the need for a solid base of technical and social skills such as advanced communication and intercultural awareness, all while increasingly need to balance individual and organizational needs. The book begins by discussing the conclusion that future challenges require leaders to operate in increasingly complex and rapidly changing environments while providing a clear strategic vision. This is based upon explorative interviews conducted with 20 academic and practitioner leadership experts, senior consultants, and senior and top managers, many of whom work in innovative organizations in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Shared are the results prompted by five postulated future economic and social megatrends, the interviewed experts each provided unique insights and views on future work environments and leadership issues. 


future leadership trends future leadership challenges individualization leadership managing complexity demographic change intercultural leadership corporate trends effective leaders leadership experts Silicon Valley San Francisco strategic vision learning organizations intercultural skills communication skills leadership development

Authors and affiliations

  • Daniela Eberhardt
    • 1
  • Anna-Lena Majkovic
    • 2
  1. 1.Human Resources ManagementCity of ZürichZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.IAP Institute of Applied SciencesZHAW Zürich University ofAppliedSciencesZürichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-31494-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-31495-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-8363
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-8371
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