The ability to synthesize—not just analyze—data, information, trends, and patterns is a crucial capability required of future talent and future leaders. To effectively respond to these shifts in a data-filled marketplace, a unique and global perspective is needed as well as a fortification of the talents, gifts, and skills of future talent and future leaders. These capabilities are honed through the Future Talent/Future Leader 4.0 – A Human-Centric Model Preparing People for the New World of Work™. 

“We are operating in a global experience and performance-based economy which requires employees, managers and leaders to enhance their level of readiness and preparedness and expand their levels of proficiencies within three primary domains of expertise —personality, perseverance, and perspective,” said Kevin Asbjörnson, MIM-Founder & Managing Director of the Institute of Inspired Leadership.

New Entrepreneur, Employee, and Emerging Leadership Paradigms for 2025—and Beyond

Effective leadership is redefining itself and requires entrepreneurs, employees, and leaders to possess ‘the voice of reason’ more than ever before—which includes the skills to cut straight through the noise and lead their teams, workgroups, and organizations to the core truths of their purpose and responsibilities.

According to Dr. Peter Berry, Founder & Managing Director, Peter Berry Consultancy: “There are essentially four meta-competencies of highly effective leaders, which include: the ability to inspire, achievement focus, strategic ability, and emotional intelligence.”

“Our global economy is in dire need of a leadership renaissance to address the multidimensional and interconnected realities of the 21st century,” said Kevin D. Asbjörnson, MIM, Founder & Managing Director of the Institute of Inspired Leadership. “Inspired leadership recognizes the eminent need for a human-centric model of engaging and preparing managers, leaders, and contributors for our new world of life and work — a model which embraces our delicate co-existence as responsible, accountable, and mutually respectful global citizens and fortifies our abilities to work together for the advancement of all.”

As researched and articulated in the timely  World Economic Forum Future of Jobs Report 2020, the top five skills and skill groups rising to prominence by 2025 and beyond include:

  1. Critical Thinking
  2. Analysis
  3. Problem Solving
  4. Self-Management
  5. Active Learning

This is where The Future Talent/Future Leader 4.0 Model ™ becomes a truly invaluable resource—preparing entrepreneurs, employees, managers, and leaders to enhance their levels of readiness for higher and expanded levels of proficiencies.

About the model: The Future Talent/Future Leader 4.0 Model is built upon and reinforced by the global research of  Hogan Assessments® – the international gold standard assessment and benchmark of personality,  The TALENTx7®, the international gold standard assessment and benchmark of Comprehensive Learning Agility, and MHS EQ-i 2.0 – the international gold standard assessment and benchmark of Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace.

The interlinking, red thread of the Future Talent/Future Leader 4.0 Model requires comprehensive learning agility; defined as the ability and willingness to learn quickly and then apply those lessons to perform successfully in new and challenging leadership roles. This is where the accurate and valid assessment of comprehensive learning agility is required —critical for understanding human potential. It enables employers to better match and motivate people while helping individuals to get to know even more about themselves.

According to Dr. Kenneth De Meuse, Founder & President of De Meuse Leadership Group, LLC, and Publisher of the Talentx7® Assessment of comprehensive learning agility, “Learning agility is a catalyst that determines the degree to which individuals are interested in learning and growing their careers. It pertains to experiential learning, learning from life and job experiences as opposed to attending classes, reading books, watching podcasts, or viewing others perform activities (i.e., vicarious learning). It is learning by doing!”

The result? Equipped with the skills built through Future Talent/Future Leader 4.0 and illuminating their knowledge of their unique personalities, perspectives, and perseverance capabilities—entrepreneurs, individuals, and leaders set themselves, and their teams, on a clear path to 2025 and beyond.

How to engage: To confirm a complimentary, 15-minute videoconference call to consider your individual readiness and preparedness  for Future Talent/Future Leader 4.0, accompanied by a complimentary copy of the White Paper, “What the Best Leaders Look Like,” please email Kevin Asbjörnson at

Kevin resides and may be contacted in Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. at +1.720.810.1107 or on LinkedIn at Kevin Asbjörnson.

Articles & Research References:

  • World Economic Forum-Future of Jobs Report 2020
  • Learning Agility: Could It Become the G-Factor of Leadership? -Dr. Kenneth De Meuse; American Psychological Association-Consulting Psychology Journal
  • What the Best Leaders Look Like – Dr. Peter Berry, Peter Berry Consultancy (PBC)
  • Future Talent/Future Leader 4.0: A Human Centric Model Preparing People for the New World of Work-Kevin D. Asbjörnson, MIM