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When the World Speeds up, You Need to Keep up. Are You Future Ready?

Sandra Nichol, Executive Director of JMEC, shares her thoughts about the anticipated changes in leadership, and how JMEC is working to smooth the transition.
December 5, 2019
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Traditional executive education programs have underplayed essential soft skills in favour of discipline-based skill sets.

Professionals across all industries recognize that the world is changing rapidly. The 2018 Globe and Mail report There is a future for jobs: We’re just not ready for it predicts that in the next 10 years, 50% of Canadian jobs will undergo massive changes in required skills. As a result, leaders (managers, directors and executives) who want to stay competitive and advance their careers are embracing a culture of lifelong learning. Traditional executive education programs have underplayed essential soft skills in favour of discipline-based skill sets, such as strategy development and financial analysis. Whilst these are essential skills, in a world fuelled by technological innovations, honing skills such as creativity, complex decision making, emotional intelligence and communication are paramount in preparing leaders for the future.

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At the John Molson Executive Centre, our programs are designed to prepare leaders to take charge in a changing world. Through co-collaboration with organizations and industries, we create learning opportunities that give them the managerial courage to work creatively and collaboratively on today’s most complex business challenges.

We decided to compile our favourite articles from our blog so far in one place to create the Next-Generation Perspectives booklet. This booklet will take you on a journey of experiences, people and ideas with whom we have had the opportunity of working. We hope to share with you some of the challenges that trendsetters and thought leaders like you are experiencing in the hopes that it will help to prepare you for the future in your industry and inspire you to recharge your leadership!

Curious about how to become future ready? Contact us!

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