The leadership we need in the 21st century (you might be surprised at the answer)

There are many answers to the question of what leaders we need — “adaptive,” “visionary,” “creative,” “collaborative,” and so on. Dov, CEO of LRN and author of HOW, has a rather unconventional response. Read more here in his Forbes column, and how he highlights five students as a beacon of the kind of leadership we need today.

It’s always a good time to ask what kind of leadership we need because the world is constantly changing. But the world is not only changing. It’s being dramatically reshaped, making us ask the question not just with more urgency but through a different lens.

I met with five students this afternoon who, not just in their ideas but in their convictions and actions, hold the answer to the question in business and in any other context. These students–together with countless others have participated in the annual Elie Wiesel Foundation Prize in Ethics essay competition for the past twenty-five years–exemplify the kind of leadership we desperately need today…

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