Are you ready to go global?
Alison offered a wonderful metaphor for leading for the future based on her own experiences in the dark jungles of Singapore. A future thinking leader is someone who points there headlamp up and out in a dark tunnel to illuminate the path in front for themselves and those behind them, while a leader focused on the now points their headlamp down towards their feet only illuminating one step ahead of them. When a leader points his head lamp down, he/she may be able to see their next step, but those behind him have no way to seeing now or in the future. Are you in an organization with their headlamps up and out or down on the ground? If your organization is looking down, it may be time to lift their head up and look towards the next steps.