Study “Think Tank: The Future of Leadership”

  • Daniela Eberhardt
  • Anna-Lena Majkovic
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)


How will future social, economic and corporate trends affect leaders? What do leaders need to successfully shape the future? What will strengthen leaders in their position? These questions were presented to 20 leadership experts, senior consultants, outstanding academic leadership experts, senior and top managers in an explorative interview study. The interviewees were selected from a part of the world where innovation is business as usual: San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. On the basis of the following five future megatrends, the study strived to define future leadership developments: Individualization, Transition to Flexibility, Demography, Rapid Social and Economic Changes, Social Responsibility and Sustainability.


Emotional Intelligence Leadership Style Soft Skill Liquid Leadership Future Leadership 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniela Eberhardt
    • 1
  • Anna-Lena Majkovic
    • 2
  1. 1.City of Zürich, Human Resources ManagementZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.ZHAW Zürich University of Applied Sciences, IAP Institute of Applied SciencesZürichSwitzerland

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