Leadership Challenge - Group 10

By Lottie Doherty (St. Andrews) and Sebastian Rudden (UCL)

Which leadership attributes are the most important in the future, and why?
How can they be developed in the current environment?

To answer these questions, we began by examining what the future might look like. Then we came up with three core leadership attributes that we think are vital to success in that future, namely:

  1. Critical and Creative Thinking
  2. Social and Cultural Intelligence & Awareness
  3. Resilience and Determination to Achieve

We expound upon why each of these attributes is critical, and look briefly at some practical ways that individuals and organisations, such as schools or foundations (like Laidlaw) can build them.