Full Spectrum Leadership for a VUCA world with Dr. Bob Johansen

In this episode of Partnering Leadership, Mahan Tavakoli talks with Bob Johansen, renowned futurist and author of the book Full Spectrum Thinking. Bob Johansen talks about future back thinking, the importance of seeking clarity while avoiding certainty and how leaders can thrive in a VUCA World.

Some highlights:

● Bob Johansen on what led him to become a futurist

● Categorical thinking versus full spectrum thinking

● Bob Johansen on how to develop foresight and insight for greater clarity

● Finding a sense of purpose with greater clarity in a VUCA

● How to use clarity filters in leadership

Also mentioned in this episode:

Alan G Lafley, former CEO of Procter & Gamble

Peter Drucker, author of various top-selling business and leadership books

Dan Buettner, author of the book, The Blue Zones

Jane McGonigal, game designer at the Institute for the Future

Stan McChrystal, author of the book A Team of Teams

Thomas Malone, author of the book Superminds

Connect with Bob Johansen:

Bob Johansen on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bob-johansen

Full Spectrum Thinking Book by Bob Johansen: https://www.iftf.org/fullspectrumthinkingbook/

Institute for the Future: https://www.iftf.org/

Connect with Mahan Tavakoli:


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