A leader fit for purpose
Every period of time has its own specific challenges, and very special people are needed to face them. The spirit of our time, or Zeitgeist, at the turn of the 21st Century can be characterised by the acronym VUCA – volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. It is a time when the perceived stability of historical superpowers is being challenged by new political and economic powers rising such as China, India, Brazil and soon Indonesia. Africa is also finally rising up to play its part in this global arena of influence.
This political and economic upheaval is further compounded by technological advancements on a scale matching that of the industrial revolution at the turn of the last Century. It is leaving its mark on the ways in which we produce and consume goods, on how we communicate and travel, and has deeply changed the face of human interaction.
This coupled with the mark that humanity is leaving on the Earth’s strained resources is becoming all too visible, impacting our politics and economies. Our individual and collective behaviours will inevitably have to change, yet again, in order to ensure the very foundations of the future of our human race.