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WHAT'S NEXT?: Traditional slow, hierarchical leadership models are breaking down to be replaced by more agile systems of decision-making. Consequently, populist leaders are threatening to replace many career politicians while leaders in general are dealing with unprecedented, complex levels and speed of change requiring instant insights and decision-making. Many leaders (middle management) will be lost to automation in the coming years while Millennials will increasingly occupy leadership roles..

  • [New] Like Japan and South Korea, Germany will soon have new leadership, following elections later this month. USNI News
  • [New] The key challenge for the post-Merkel leadership in Berlin will be to convince Germans that changing gears in European and foreign policy would be in both Europe's interests and their own. ECFR
  • [New] Search engine giant Google will not be refused a leadership position in powering the next generation of the world wide web, supercharged by blockchain. Forbes
  • [New] The new cloud region in Toronto marks another key milestone that will propel TELUS' digital leadership by further leveraging the scalability, reliability and cost effectiveness of Google Cloud to support improved customer experience and build stronger, healthier and more sustainable communities. Google Cloud Blog
  • [New] The growing demand for zero emission shipping solutions provides opportunities for shipping nations like Mexico to take a leadership role in catalyzing change that can be replicated by countries. Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
  • [New] For the US, climate cooperation is framed as an opportunity to reestablish global American leadership, particularly after four years of zero-sum politics and combative isolationism under the Trump administration. Quartz
  • [New] By combining rapid phase-out of coal finance across the world and facilitating the world's energy and economic transition, China has the opportunity to assume international climate leadership during an absolutely critical time. China Dialogue
  • [New] China's ability to influence the global order and establish exclusive economic zones and preferential trade blocs is raising concerns in the United States that Beijing will turn against the liberal order in a manner that is less liberal, less supportive of US leadership and adverse to US interests. OUP Academic
  • [New] New Jersey's political leadership is behind a rapid build - out of wind energy projects off its coast, setting a goal of generating 100% of its energy from clean sources by 2050. IER
  • There is an opportunity for the UK to demonstrate leadership on data policy and practice and to create a trustworthy data ecosystem that is both good for business and good for people and communities. Google Docs
  • By accepting a leadership in Baghdad that is not ideologically allied with its revolutionary anti-American approach, Iran could potentially secure a functioning channel to the Arab world and obtain regional recognition of its role and interests. Carnegie Middle East Center
  • In talks with the United States, Russia, and Iran, and in statements since reconquering power, the Taliban leadership has repeatedly promised that they will once again ban opium an heroin production in Afghanistan. Responsible Statecraft
  • The debacle in Afghanistan and the speech by Joe Biden shows a leader who's out of touch with reality and his leadership and policies will become more of a factor in global oil prices. Futures
  • New scientific facilities such as VTR will enable the U.S. to modernize its nuclear energy research and development infrastructure and retain its leadership role. Neutron Bytes
  • A UK SAF industry could generate between £700 million and £1.6 billion ($950m - $2.2bn) in gross value added (GVA) per year and create 5,000 to 11,000 green jobs, as well as the UK relying less on imported oil. ?p=443
  • China's rise essentially threatens the existing balance of power in terms of technology leadership and economic power. Trend Research
  • The Chinese leadership might have decided that it needs more missiles with more warheads to hold more adversary facilities at risk. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • To minimise risk to the Korean economy and public funds, and to build demonstrate climate leadership, Korea needs to rapidly stop the pipeline of overseas fossil fuel projects like public institutions in the United Kingdom, Sweden, and United States. Eco-business
  • Sending two spacecraft to Mars for the total cost of under $80 million is just unheard of, but current NASA leadership is taking the risk. Digital Trends
  • There is a clear opportunity for the UK to demonstrate global leadership on CCS and hydrogen technologies, as we have done with offshore wind, delivering the solutions needed for a secure, cost-effective and just transition to a net zero economy. Media
  • The Taliban were given an ultimatum: yield up the al-Qaeda leadership or be removed from power so that Afghanistan could not be used for further attacks. Institute for Global Change
  • Regional Development Australia will take a leadership role in bringing together organisations to take advantage of government programs, policies and initiatives. RDA Darling Downs and South West

Last updated: 19 September 2021