Great Leaders Set the Tone with a Future-Focused Mindset

Great Leaders Set the Tone with a Future-Focused Mindset

Kurt Wilkin


“When you lead with your purpose grounded in the future, you inspire those around you to innovate and meet the challenges head-on.” – @TranscendEG

2020 was a tough year that challenged business leaders in unprecedented ways. But I’m done talking about how the pandemic changed our goals and plans. Sure, we need to learn valuable lessons from our 2020 experience, and we certainly have – but we have to focus on the present with an eye toward the future. We can’t change what did (or didn’t) happen last year, but we can get a strong start to 2021!

When it comes to planning for the future, it’s important to have a plan in place. And, as the leader of your company, you need to have the right mindset with your eyes on the horizon. You create the vision for your team. And when it comes to planning for the future, you can’t afford to be nearsighted. My good friends at Transcend Executive Group agree:

“By staying focused on the future, executives stay grounded in their role as visionary leaders who rally others to achieve organizational goals.”

Forward-thinking leaders are constantly pushing their organizations to innovate, leading them through the peaks and valleys, and forging a path for the future. As the leader, you set the tone. Don’t let your organization get stuck in the 2020 frame of mind. Get this year started by thinking about 2024 and beyond. Start thinking about the incremental steps you need to take to be where you want to be in three, five, and even ten years!

Once you develop your vision and strategic plan, the next logical step is to create a Strategic Talent Plan™, including the development of a long-term talent roadmap. Because you need to build the team capable of executing your vision, or that’s all it will ever be! Here are a couple of relevant articles that might pique your interest on this subject:


Enjoy, and please don’t hesitate to reach out for advice or if you have any questions – I’ll be happy to help!

– Kurt



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