Developing Leaders for the 21st Century An Executive Briefing

Critical insights into the challenges and opportunities faced by today's leaders

As we are entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution with its constant change and unpredictability, the time is now to help leaders face the challenges and grasp the opportunities. Committed to developing the global leaders of tomorrow, EF Education First and Ashridge Executive Education have joined forces to produce this white paper, exploring the current leadership landscape, and how best to address the implications for business and individuals.

We surveyed over 500 managers, from every continent with the key questions that is on every leader’s mind. The findings provide a fascinating snapshot of what it is like to be a leader right now.

What do you do now about leading others and being your best at work, that you wish you had known ten years ago? What critical incidents during your career have taught you those essential leadership lessons? What differentiates the people in your organization who are progressing well - and what is holding people back?

We are not alone asking these questions. Organizations across the globe are also searching for the answers on leadership and daily management strategies. The pressure on organizations to develop leaders capable of dealing with complex challenges has never been more pressing. They need agile, resilient and adaptable leaders, who can thrive under pressure and adversity - and they need them now.

Our findings have revealed the hopes and fears of the next generation leaders, fill out the form to download the report for free and learn more about:

- Key findings

- Regional perspectives

- Summarizes on the challenges and opportunities

- Recommendations for organizations

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