Course overview

The New Leadership Literacies

Join Dr. Johansen as he discusses his latest book and how we can work backwards from the future to seed transformation.

Bob Johansen, PhD

 Board Review Series

AIHM 2018 Annual Conference

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

1 hour 15 minutes

 Non-CME Eligible*

0 Credits 

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • Bob Johansen, Distinguished Fellow with Institue for the Future, will be discussing his latest book (his 10th), which explores the new leadership literacies that will be needed to thrive in the transformative world of the next decade, especially focusing on the literacy of creating and sustaining positive energy. Bob will be seeding a conversation about how these new literacies can help top leaders focus ten years ahead and then work backwards from the future to seed transformation. He will use examples of recent custom forecasts he has done for a wide range of organizations.
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    • Apply the five leadership literacies to their life to prepare for the VUCA world of 2030
    • Practice creating and sustaining positive energy
    • Apply systematic thinking to make sense out of the future and their place in it

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • Certificate of Completion

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Bob Johansen, PhD

About Bob
Bob has been helping organizations around the world prepare for and shape the future for nearly forty years. As a distinguished fellow at IFTF, he draws on his training in the social sciences and his extensive experience at the edges of multiple disciplines as he interacts with top leaders of business, government, and nonprofit organizations to encourage thoughtful consideration of the long-term future. He was IFTF’s president from 1996 to 2004 and served on its board until 2010; before that he created and led the Technology Horizons Program. Today, he invests his time with IFTF sponsors and particularly enjoys leading small workshops with creative teams and rising-star leaders, where he uses foresight from IFTF’s ten-year forecast to kindle insight and action.

The author or co-author of ten books, Bob is a frequent keynote speaker. His best-selling book Get There Early: Sensing the Future to Compete in the Present was selected as one of the top business books of 2007. His latest book is The New Leadership Literacies. This book picks up where Bob's earlier book Leaders Make the Future: Ten New Leadership Skills for an Uncertain Age left off. With contributions by the Center for Creative Leadership, Leaders Make the Future was named by Connect Consulting Group as the best business book of 2012 related to change management and leadership. The Reciprocity Advantage: A New Way to Partner for Innovation and Growth, co-authored with Karl Ronn is about the practice of partnering with others for mutual benefit. Bob has done workshops based on his books at a wide range of corporations, including P&G, Walmart, McKinsey, United Rentals, and Syngenta, as well as major universities, nonprofits, and churches. In 2016, Bob was named the H. Smith Richardson Jr. Visiting Fellow at the Center for Creative Leadership.

Bob began working with IFTF in 1973 and holds a BS from the University of Illinois, an MDiv from Crozer Theological Seminary (where Martin Luther King, Jr., attended divinity school), and a PhD in sociology of religion from Northwestern University.

*CME/CEU Credits

The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content. 

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