What do you need from the emerging leaders on your team? Author and professor Howard Gardner has identified five minds that must be mastered to meet future demands:
The Disciplined Mind – mastery of an applied discipline (such as marketing) and the underpinnings of that discipline (such as psychology)
The Synthesizing Mind – the ability to organize and integrate extensive and varied information
The Creating Mind – the drive to ask ‘what if’ questions, and take action to explore the possible
The Respectful Mind – understanding, appreciating and working effectively with diverse individuals
The Ethical Mind – a sense of obligation to act as a responsible worker, colleague and citizen
To successfully deal with increasingly complex environments and challenges, these are the minds you should test for and select for.