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Is a new leadership mindset required for our data-driven future?

Quick, decisive, certain, unambiguous. These are all words that would traditionally be associated with positive decision making and leadership. The emergence of data analytics, and the ability for new information to emerge and be analysed very quickly, is challenging this traditional model of leadership.

In this video, Ford Quick Lane’s former CEO, David Alexander, argues that a ‘scout’ mindset will be required in the future, if business leaders want to succeed in a data-driven world:

Do you agree with David’s view? Are there other mindsets and leadership styles that you think are well placed to serve the business leaders of the future?

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