Future-Focused Leadership: Preparing Schools, Students, and Communities for Tomorrow's Realities

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FUTURE-FOCUSED LEADERSHIP
Acknowledgmentsv
Introduction1
Part 1: The Connected Leader
1The Leader as a Connected Generalist11
2Guiding Principles for Future-Oriented Leaders24
Part 2: Tools and Techniques for Scanning the Environment
3The Importance of Being Connected— Internally and Externally37
4Trends: Identifying and Analyzing Their Impact46
5Issue Management65
6More Tools and Techniques for Scanning the Environment85
Part 3: Creating a Vision of the Future
7Characteristics: Identifying What We Want to Become105
8Scenarios: “What If?” and “Then What?”118
Part 4: Future-Focused Communication
9Strategic Communication137
Part 5: Moving Forward
10Getting the Ball Rolling165
Appendix A:Additional Examples of Issues from the Advisory Council171
Appendix B:A Checklist for Creating and Working with a Futures Council175
Appendix C:A State of the Future Index177
Appendix D:A Sample Council Meeting Agenda179
Appendix E:Examples of Partial Simulated Scenarios183
References189
Index193
About the Author207

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