As a scholar-practitioner, it is important to stay abreast of current leadership research and practice. In doing so, you have the opportunity to learn about trends in the field that may benefit you, as a leader, or your client. Like any other field, some trends will be fleeting, and some will persist.
For this Discussion, you will review recent volumes of leadership journals and visit leadership-specific websites to identify trends that you think will persist. You also will consider how such trends will change the practice of leadership.
To Prepare: Review the most recent volumes in the journals from the Learning Resources. Also, peruse the websites listed in the Learning Resources. Consider recurring themes related to leadership in the journals and on the websites. Based on the themes, identify one current leadership trend that you think will still be relevant in the future. Think about how the trend will change the future practice of leadership and the knowledge, skills, and abilities leaders would need to possess if the trend continues in the future. By Day 3
Describe one current leadership trend you think will still be relevant in the future, and explain why. Then provide two examples of how the trend might change the future practice of leadership. Be specific. Finally, describe knowledge, skills, and abilities that leaders would need to possess if the trend continues in the future. By Day 5