Life in the Realm of the Unknown

Leaders who do not have the ability to “think in the future tense” and more comfortably compete in the realm of the unknown, will not be able to orient themselves and their organizations in time and space. Eventually, they will find themselves sucked into a “black hole.” Leaders must bring a sense of fresh perspective to the table, not about the past, which we already know, but about the future we do not yet understand. In his book Churchill on Leadership, Steven Hayward quotes Churchill: “In a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future”.