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Leadership Must Lend itself toward Impatient Optimism

In "Next Gen Leadership: Emerging Leadership Styles", 52INSIGHTS explores the emerging trends of new leadership styles, especially relevant to younger generations' expectations of businesses and younger workers.

Looking at 'Imagine New’ - Optimistic & Regenerative Leadership:

“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so.” - Noam Chomsky 

"Good Leadership from the perspective of today’s youth needs to embrace uncertainty in a visionary way. It is not only about being able to sit with big disruptive questions (EG: around the true cost of our work and how we measure success in new ways), but also about activating optimism. Asking the question: how can the future be better? 

"Modern leaders must activate optimism to step up and take responsibility for creating a better future, and to create an environment that encourages the people around you to take great imaginative leaps. Leadership required today cannot bend to doomism, but must lend itself toward impatient optimism. "

Inspiration / Example: What if the future was worth looking forward to? Check out the GoodLife2030 project by Purpose Disruptors. This is also a great short film by The Intercept with Naomi Klien ‘A Message From The Future.’ 

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