Higher Education

Future-Proof Leadership Literacies, Robots and the Power of Science Fiction with Colonel Chris Mayer

Colonel Chris Mayer is the Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives at the US Military Academy at West Point where he also teaches Ethics and Philosophy. Chris returns to join Mike Palmer to revisit the conversation started during Chris’ first appearance in November of 2019. We review Bob Johansen’s book The New Leadership Literacies as we take a few twists and turns to touch on how the world of robotics is evolving and how we. can learn from science fiction as we try to peer further out to possible futures in 2030 and beyond.

Chris also describes institutes that focus on futures thinking as we explore how to think about the future of leadership development, ethics, and decision-making in an increasingly VUCA world.

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Johansen, B. (2017). The New Leadership Literacies: Thriving in a Future of Extreme Disruption and Distributed Everything (1st edition). Berrett-Koehler Publishers.