Anne Elder-Knight works with leaders, teams and organisations to grow future-ready leaders.

One of the major concerns of today’s leaders is where the next generation of leaders is coming from. And they're right to be worried. Most organisations rate their leadership bench strength as weak and are struggling to attract and retain high potentials.

The leadership context is changing too. The increased pace of innovation, shifting consumer preferences and expectations, globalisation, an uncertain macro-economic environment and cultural and generational shifts in the workforce mean leaders simply cannot lead as they have before.

Traditional leadership and team development won’t deliver future-ready leaders or teams. Competency models, 360 feedback, 9-box grids and high performing team workshops miss the mark. We need to stop treating leadership and team development, career coaching, wellness and resilience, and diversity and inclusion as separate initiatives. What’s needed is holistic development that is inside-out not outside-in.

This work necessitates highly skilled facilitation that guarantees psychological safety for everyone and carefully balances challenge and care. Over the past twenty years Anne has honed her unique brand of provocation and support to help thousands of people unlock their leadership potential. Today she designs and leads programmes to unleash the untapped talent of future leaders.

Whether speaking, training or mentoring Anne can be relied on to deliver compelling, thought-provoking and practical content that leaves audiences, teams and leaders energised and equipped to act.


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FutureU: A Territory Guide for the leaders of tomorrow

A territory guide is more than a map. As well as provide a direction of travel, it will equip you to deal with the tests and challenges you face on your journey. The landscape of leadership is changing rapidly. The next generation of leaders will need to lead differently. How prepared are you?

If you are a leader or wish to lead in the future, then this book will help you both pack for and navigate the journey wherever it happens to take you. It explains the shifting landscapes of leadership and their implications; helps you make sense of your gifts, gaps and gremlins; provides antidotes to the ailments that can assail you; and helps you unravel the Goldilocks Paradox – the most powerful and career de-railing conundrum facing the next generation of leaders.

In this revolutionary book, Anne unpacks the ways of knowing, being and doing that enable us to get out of our own way and step up as the leaders we have the potential to be in a world that is changing faster than we can adapt.

If you are serious about unleashing your potential as a leader, at work and in life then this is the book for you.

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