After its premiere on July 6, 2019 at the Mackenzie Sport Club Ground, “Mommy Baby, Daddy May Be”— a theatrical presentation – has found its way to the National Cultural Centre this weekend. It is a play that is transcendent and sparks the normal questions of sexism, ironically aimed at the males.On Saturday, July 20, 16 comedians will cavort on the National Cultural Centre’s stage, living the over-the-top comedy beyond the fullest.The production is written and directed by Michael James. His hilarious satire is beautifully handled by Lois Moseley, the pregnant unfortunate lead character.She is caught between Randy Johnson and Randy Gonsalves, two multi-talented young men worth paying double to see. Into the melee is thrown a cantankerous grandmother overcome by her self-righteousness. She turns everything on its head. Granny Ivelaw plays his iconic character to the hilt. As if that was not enough, we have an undersized, egotistic pimp with a false accent, and a preacher who cannot attract anybody to his church and becomes progressively more desperate in his “laffable” quest.The play comprises some of the most hilarious scenes, and it is one that will keep you on the edge of your seat.Tickets for the show cost $2000, $1500 and $1000 and are available at Nigel’s Supermarket and the National Cultural Centre box office. This is one play that you do not want to miss.
Ricks Institute put up a stunning performance in the final minutes to defeat J.W Harris Memorial High School in the ongoing Inter High School Debate under the supervision of the Ministry of Education.Ricks Institute (Negative) and J.W Harris Memorial High School (Affirmative) resolved on the topic: “Non-Negro Descent Should Be Granted Citizenship in Liberia”, with Ricks emerging as the winner at the end of the day with a score of 84.98 – 83.11.The debate between Ricks Institute and J.W Harris Memorial High School lived up to its expectation as a Clash of the Titans, with both schools displaying remarkable tenacity and putting up fine arguments. Speaking on the affirmative, the J.W Harris team said: “For many years, the non-negroes…have contributed immensely to Liberia’s growth, but because they are not citizens they leave Liberia for their homeland to make significant investments.“Because non-negroes are not allowed to become citizens, they cannot make huge investments of their profits back into the development of other sectors and not taking their civil responsibilities seriously. “This is the time we should forget about racism in order to allow non-negroes to become citizens of Liberia. Today, around the world Liberians have been granted citizenship in other countries, but yet non-negroes have been denied in our own country.” For negative, the Ricks Institute team said: “Article 26 (b) should be maintained if Liberia must live in peace free from the situation were those aspects of our culture and values such as Poro and the Sande societies will be destroyed when non-negroes become citizens.“Let it be clear that these societies serve as the nucleus of our culture and value that prepared men and women to become responsible citizens, not the non-negro’s own that teaches homosexuality and lesbianism.“We are of the strong opinion that if citizenship is granted to non-negroes, it will cause a situation where blue collar jobs will be exclusively reserved for the poverty stricken as well as cause xenophobia.”Meanwhile, in Zone 1 (Central Monrovia) Calvary Baptist High School (Affirmative) lost to Apostolic Foundation (Negative) 68.88- 74.26 on the topic: “There shall be term limitation for members of the legislature.”In Zone 3 (Somalia Drive) Henri Wilmot Dennis United Methodist School (Affirmative) de Dujar High School (Negative) 77-58 resolved on: “The Pre-condition for foreigners investing in Liberia must require partnership with Liberians.” Also in Zone 3, Special Project High School (Affirmative) lost to Garnerville Wesleyan High School (Negative) 70-84 debating the topic: “The youth of Liberia should take state power now.”For Zone 2, William Ben Institute (Affirmative) of Paynesville fell short to St. Kathleen Mcguire Catholic Memory High School (Negative) by 71-87 points, when they resolved on the topic: “In order to enhance the educational system, the government should make a policy setting 75% as minimum score for passing in our school system.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John has launched a public consultation process to gather feedback from citizens about replacing the City’s two bylaws covering property standards and replacing them with a single updated bylaw.The City’s Communications Coordinator said that staff are looking to update the bylaws with more specific guidelines for residents regarding the upkeep of properties in the City. The City’s Nuisance Bylaw No. 1645 was passed in 2003, while the Unsightly Premises Bylaw dates to 1992.Harvey said that the City is looking for residents’ thoughts on a number of possible new requirements for property upkeep, including whether there should be a maximum height for grass on a property, boulevard maintenance requirements, derelict vehicles, and whether the frequency that residents can host garage sales should be capped.- Advertisement -The City will be hosting the public consultation in a survey on its Let’s Talk website: http://letstalk.fortstjohn.ca/engage/property-standards/Copies of the existing bylaws can be read below.
1 Espanyol have confirmed striker Christian Stuani is on his way to Middlesbrough.Boro are believed to have tabled a bid of £2.8million for the 28-year-old, who has 22 caps for Uruguay.That has been accepted by the La Liga outfit and Stuani will now travel to Teesside to undergo a medical and finalise personal terms.A statement from Espanyol read: “The Uruguay striker will join Middlesbrough once he passes a medical and signs his contract with the English club.“In the next few days, Stuani will no longer be an Espanyol player as a preliminary agreement exists for the player to leave our club.“The intention of the forward is to join Middlesbrough, coached by Spanish manager Aitor Karanka.“The Uruguay international was expected to join our team in training this week but the player has been given permission not to do so in order to aid his transfer to his new team.“The player’s wish is to say goodbye to his team-mates next week in Barcelona before joining his new club.”Stuani was part of his national team’s squad at the recent Copa America in Chile.The forward scored 16 goals in 48 appearances in all competitions for Espanyol in the 2014-15 campaign to help the Barcelona-based outfit finish 10th in La Liga.Boro finished fourth in the Championship last season. Christian Stuani
Enough, already. I’m actually embarrassed. Feeling all flushed. Come on now, please, stop it. Cease the congratulatory letters, the flattering e-mails. Do need to free the cell phone for professional use. And if the back gets patted one more time, it’ll become my chest. Yes, it’s become clear to everyone by now I single-handedly turned the Dodgers’ season around. They were a bunch of sad mopes, bent on self-destruction and plenty of unsightly baseball when I last visited our Boys in Blue. They had lost eight consecutive games and 13 of 14. They were fighting in the dugout, silent in the clubhouse and shrinking in the standings. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesSo I cleverly wrote them off. Said they were done. Dead team walking. That they not only lacked life, but simple spark. And look at them now! They’ve haven’t lost since. They’ve become world beaters. They eat opposing teams for lunch. They hit, they pitch, they field. Bullets bounce off their chests. They’re the Super Dodgers. Did that old ploy work or what? Can’t believe they fell for it, calling a team out with 60 games to play. But, hey, you do what you must to help your locals. And I must say the boys have responded beautifully. Now it will be awkward when I become the first sports columnist voted a team playoff share, and really, a half-share is plenty. Motivational techniques are my new specialty. Think of me as the Tony Robbins of the sports world, just with less hair and teeth. Some may be wondering how a team that was playing so poorly could overnight become the hottest team in baseball. How a team that was 7 1/2 games out and in last place could suddenly be challenging for the division lead. It’s all in the inspiration, baby. You think Tommy Lasorda won 1,599 games because of strategic genius? The man was a motivator. Grady Little seems a swell guy, but he’s new around here and obviously needed a little help to wake the guys up. Now as any savvy baseball man knows, no team is out of the pennant race in July. Especially when its entire league reeks of mediocrity (only five teams have winning records) and it’s playing in the only division in baseball that isn’t home to a single team with 60 victories. It didn’t hurt that shortly after I called the Dodgers a team with no leader, no center, no reason to believe, they played a bad Washington Nationals team. One three-game sweep at home and it was momentum on the road. Meanwhile, general manager Ned Colletti continued to be a very busy man. Now in addition to writing the Dodgers were a team left in the sun too long and calling Colletti’s one-season patch job a failed experiment, I urged him not to trade any of the organization’s prized prospects for some two-month rental of a player. Colletti, already wise to my motivational ruse, astutely recognized my trading strategy. He dealt veteran reliever Danys Baez, a failed closer here, and infielder Willy Aybar, who had no real Dodger future, for 26-year-old third base prospect Wilson Betemet. Then he traded shortstop Cesar Izturis for 40-year-old Greg Maddux, and infielder Joel Guzman, a once top prospect they had soured on, and outfield prospect Sergio Pedroza for Julio Lugo. The only real loss was Izturis, and he had no place to play. Andre Either, Russell Martin, Jonathan Broxton, Matt Kemp, James Loney, Chad Billingsley, all the major prospects, remained. None of the deals was individually earthshaking, but together they helped spark a team that wouldn’t have recognized a flint from a fire hydrant. An offense averaging 5.0 runs per game has averaged 7.2 runs during the winning streak. Their rotation, wholly unreliable after Brad Penny, saw starters earn seven consecutive victories. They’ve gone without an error in the past six games. The guys are on fire. The Daily News started running a little box on our Web site that counted off the consecutive victories since I called them “dead team walking.” Ten was already getting into some rarified air. The last time the Dodgers won 10 consecutive games was in 2003, when they finished second. The last time they won 11 straight was in 1993, when they finished fourth. And when they won a club record 15 consecutive games in 1924, they finished second. OK, so these winning streaks are no guarantee of titles, but we’re done with all that negative stuff. It already has served its obvious purpose. Now I’ll be taking my proven motivational techniques into new frontiers. Infomercials, books, seminars, DVDs, speeches. Pretty sure next week I’ll write Pete Carroll’s Trojans can’t beat Arkansas, just to make sure USC starts its season off right. Then again, it’s only fair to write off the Angels. Will call the Lakers’ next season lost before it begins. There could be no end to this. For a small fee, next I could be ripping your company. And to think people doubt the power of the press. Meanwhile, the Dodgers – now mentally focused – roll on. They handled the Rockies 4-2 Tuesday night and might never lose again. They’re a half game back of San Diego, which might as well wave them past now. But, really, you’ve all thanked me enough. It’s appreciated, but there are new worlds to conquer, new teams to inspire, new dregs to motivate. Although if the Dodgers insist, I might be able to work out a full share. Steve Dilbeck’s column appears in the Daily News four times a week. firstname.lastname@example.org. (818) 713-3607160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsII. Compliance with LAPD Civil Rights Consent Decree In June of this year, the U.S. District Court extended the LAPD Civil Rights Consent Decree for three years. This additional period of time must be approached with a plan to bring the LAPD into full compliance with the provisions of the Consent Decree. Particular attention should be paid to the completion of the TEAMS II computer system and implementation of financial disclosures pursuant to Paragraph 132. III. Maximize and Increase Field Strength of LAPD Force The LAPD can become more operationally effective with the addition of new officers and the deployment of all existing sworn officers capable of fulfilling policing duties. Chief Bratton should ensure that the LAPD is effectively recruiting additional officers to increase the size of the department. Additionally, the Chief should ensure that highly trained sworn officers are not filling positions that could otherwise be handled by civilian staff. IV. Ensure Diversity in Hiring and Promotional Opportunities Re: Annual Evaluation Criteria for LAPD Chief William J. Bratton In the coming weeks, the Board of Police Commissioners will undertake its annual evaluation of Chief William J. Bratton as required by Charter Section 571(b)(2). This process provides a valuable opportunity to delineate the critera that will be used to evaluate the performance of Chief Bratton during the coming year. The LAPD faces a broad array of challenges and opportunities that will require strong leadership in the coming year. It is my desire that the Board of Police Commissioners consider the following criteria when evaluating Chief Bratton’s current and future performance. I. Continued Reduction in Crime Rates During his tenure, Chief Bratton and the dedicated officers of the LAPD have reduced crime within every division of the LAPD. Despite these achievements, many neighborhoods remain plagued by the devastating impact of crime. Any amount of criminal activity in the City of Los Angeles is unacceptable and Chief Bratton should be evaluated based upon his ability to continue the citywide reduction in crime. The composition of the LAPD must reflect the community it serves. The hiring of new cadets and promotion of existing officers must be achieved in a manner that both values excellence and facilitates diversity. The Commission should evaluate the composition of the LAPD”s officers and common staff to ensure that Chief Bratton is assembling an increasingly diverse police force reflective of the great city we serve. V. Sustained Focus on Homeland Security and Disaster Preparedness The LAPD recently received an infusion of new resources for counter-terrorism and emergency planning efforts through the adoption of the Homeland Security and Disaster Preparedness package and increased homeland security grant funding. The Commission should monitor Chief Bratton’s effective and timely utilization of these resources towards efforts that ensure homeland security and disaster preparedness. VI. Implementation of Special Initiatives and Anti-Gang Policies Specialized initiatives and programs have proven to be a successful method for addressing criminal activity in certain areas of the City. LAPD’s gang suppression policies partnered with gang prevention and intervention resources have proven to reduce gang acttivity in targeted areas. Programs like the Safer City Initiative (SCI) have also delivered positive results. The Commission should measure Chief Bratton’s implementation of these special initiatives. VII. Fiscal Management of LAPD Resources The LAPD received a significant increase in resources for their Fiscal Year 2006-2007 budget. Chief Bratton should ensure that LAPD resources are expended in an effective and efficient manner that focuses resources on the City’s highest public safety priorities. Moreover, the Commission should evaluate Chief Bratton’s fiscal management of department resources on a continuing basis. I believe that the criteria outlined above will provide a comprehensive measure of Chief Bratton’s performance. I ask that you work with Chief Bratton to place additional emphasis on these areas. We must collectively challenge the Chief of Police to lead a police department that remains a world-class model for effective and efficient policing. I have full confidence that Chief Bratton is capable and prepared to meet these expectations.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
11 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 11 Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero. 4. Gareth Bale – 13 per cent of supporters Gareth Bale in action for Real Madrid 11 BEST OF 11 11 RANKED Choices fans were given in the Love of the Game survey Barcelona ace Lionel Messi 11 Dele Alli celebrates Tottenham’s win over Arsenal Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Beckham isn’t playing anymore but remains fondly remembered ADVICE REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 6. Dele Alli – 10 per cent of supporters Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury shining 10. Raheem Sterling – 7 per cent of supporters thought of the Man City forward REPLY Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea 11 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 11 David BeckhamCristiano RonaldoHarry KaneGareth BaleLionel MessiDele AlliDavid De GeaMarcus RashfordSergio AgueroRaheem SterlingRuben Loftus-CheekGerard PiqueOliver GiroudEden HazardPaulo DybalaPaul PogbaGianluigi BuffonJohn StonesVirgil Van DijkOther LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars huge blow getty 8= Sergio Aguero – 8 per cent of supporters no dice Harry Kane can’t stop scoring 11 Marcus Rashford has been in splendid form since OIe Gunnar Solskjaer took over Supporters offered up some intriguing alternatives too, with Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren being chosen as well as ex-Tottenham heart-throb David Ginola, while one insisted Joe Jordan helped them go the distance when required.But who from the list above were picked out in the top 10 players thought of during sex? Find out below. Raheem Sterling is in blistering form for Manchester City 2. Cristiano Ronaldo – 20 per cent of supporters 11 5. Lionel Messi – 11 per cent of supporters Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 1. David Beckham – 26 per cent of supporters It’s Valentines Day, the one time of the year everyone hopes they’re going to score.But every now and again you need the perfect partner to assist you in your quest for the ultimate goal. REVEALED 3. Harry Kane – 16 per cent of supporters And over at Free Super Tips they conducted a fan survey which found out the players supporters thought of during sex.Given a list of superstars past and present, 2,000 football-lovers across the United Kingdom revealed all about who their personal assist-king was. Love was in the air at the World Cup in Russia MONEY 11 Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is now 34 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 8= Marcus Rashford – 8 per cent of supporters 7. David De Gea – 9 per cent of supporters
targets update Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ rookie error stalemate In his Times column, Cascarino writes: “The most damning aspect of Manchester United’s performance at the London Stadium was that they did not lay a glove on West Ham.“Manuel Pellegrini’s side found coping with United’s forwards was rather comfortable.“That never used to be the case. United used to boast forwards who would make teams pay when they made mistakes.“When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took the reins at Old Trafford, he brought back that fearless approach to attacking. In his first game the shackles came off and they scored five goals at Cardiff. Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Every Premier League champion since then has had a player hit the 20-goal milestone, so correlation suggests you cannot win the league unless you have a 20-goal striker.United’s current options, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, have never come near hitting 20 in the league, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was forced to field Jesse Lingard, a midfielder who hasn’t scored since last December, up front during the final stages against West Ham.It’s no surprise West Ham easily dealt with United given Solskjaer’s attacking woes, and Cascarino believes nothing will change for the Red Devils unless a prolific forward is brought to Old Trafford. BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Solskjaer is starting to feel the heat at Man United latest PEP TALK Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Portsmouth vs Southampton (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTArsenal vs Nottingham Forest (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2MK Dons vs Liverpool (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTManchester United vs Rochdale (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Stoke vs Nottingham Forest (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Sheffield United vs Liverpool (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTQPR vs West Bromwich Albion (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Chelsea vs Brighton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs Manchester City (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT 1 appointed AFP or licensors Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week LIVE on talkSPORT LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS on target Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Ally McCoist pays tribute to Rangers legend Fernando Ricksen“Daniel James has found the net three times in his first five games but does not have a record that suggests his goalscoring run will continue. Jesse Lingard, who replaced the injured Rashford, has not scored a league goal since that victory over Cardiff in December.“The club needed to let Alexis Sanchez leave, while I can understand why they sold Romelu Lukaku to offset the outlay on Harry Maguire.“Having tightened up at the back, United remain short in attack. This will be no quick fix.” Manchester United recorded just three shots on target during their defeat by West Ham, and the Red Devils’ attacking failures were ‘the most damning aspect’ of their performance on Sunday afternoon.This is according to Tony Cascarino, the former Chelsea and Ireland striker, who says United will continue to struggle until they have a striker who can score 20 goals a season.Paul Pogba was the club’s leading Premier League scorer last season with a lowly 13 goals, and no United player has managed to hit 20 since Robin van Persie’s 26 in 2012/13 – the last season the Red Devils won the title. statement “That ethos has been replaced with one of pragmatism. It feels that when United win, they are scrambling over the line.“They have found the net just 11 times in their past 13 matches — and that includes the 4-0 victory over Chelsea on the opening weekend of the season.“None of their forwards looks capable of scoring 20 Premier League goals. 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Share This!©DisneyIn order to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Disney Vacation Club, Disney is creating a brand new, exclusive Member Lounge at Epcot, which is slated to open on the second floor of the Imagination Pavilion on June 6. The lounge is slated to welcome DVC Member, as well as their guests daily.The entrance for the lounge will be located through the pavilion’s merchandise shop and is included with admission to Epcot. It will give DVC members and their guests a place to relax, access device charging stations, enjoy complimentary refreshments and other offerings, device charging stations, WiFi, computer stations with printers, Member Service Advisors, and mingle with other members. Members will also be able to purchase DVC merchandise. The lounge will be the perfect place for Guests to cool off (or warm up, depending on the season) and relax.This year, to celebrate the 25th Anniversary, DVC is rolling out all the stops. Other anniversary perks will allow members to be offered additional complimentary events throughout the year; discounts on multi-day theme park tickets at Walt Disney World Resort; a silver anniversary sweepstakes; fun surprises; and new memorable experiences at not only Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, but also at Aulani and onboard Disney Cruise Line.For more information about the anniversary festivities, make sure to check out the DVC website.
The ancient Roman dramatist, philosopher and politician Seneca said, “Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.” His point was that although luck is terrific, it typically has very little to do with success, especially that which is sustained over time. Instead, success is more often associated with great preparation and the ability to take advantage of opportunities when they present themselves. Leadership development is all about living at the intersection of preparation and opportunity. It is our job to ensure leaders are well-prepared and to find or create the right opportunities that will further reinforce their development and readiness for even bigger or more challenging roles. As leaders, we must develop other leaders to be ready and relevant for what organizations will confront over the next five to 10 years and beyond. This responsibility will be significantly shaped by the following 10 trends and truths about the future of leadership development.1. The “Chief Organizational Capability Officer” EmergesAlthough the chief organizational capability officer (COCO) may or may not become a real job title, the concept is indicative of the direction that many leadership roles will be heading. Increasingly, operating and HR leaders alike will be responsible for integrating and driving agility, business context and environment, change, culture, innovation, leadership, networked organizations and communities, talent, and/or transformation. The power of leadership will be derived from connecting the dots and turbo-charging the in-between points, not by mastering the hierarchy or formal organization. Leadership development will focus on these intersections as leaders become chief organizational capability officers.2. Outside In Is More Important than Inside OutExternal environmental context and understanding will likely trump deep mastery of internal organizational issues as the leadership currency of choice. It will simply not be enough to know the business and how to get things done in a particular company. Rather, breadth of perspective about what is happening around and outside organizational walls, the ability to see around corners, and the willingness to appreciate and learn from others will become highly valued. Leadership development must address the outside in perspective.3. Hero Leadership Gives Way to Collective LeadershipHighly charismatic and visible individual leaders can symbolize an organization’s brand and culture— in positive or negative ways. Over-reliance on singular iconic leaders can make leadership succession difficult at best and undermine the employment value proposition because employees have every right to expect to work for multiple leaders who embody the values and behaviors espoused by their companies. Therefore, companies must increasingly invest in leadership not only as an individual capability but as a collective organizational capability as well, whereby leaders are taught, developed and held accountable for the appropriate leadership attributes and behaviors. Leadership development will emphasize collective leadership mindset and skillset rather individual heroics.4. Multi-Disciplinary and Cross-Functional Solutions Are the NormMost challenges that organizations will face in the future are large, complex, multi-disciplinary and cross-functional in nature. Leaders must therefore learn to orchestrate highly collaborative and broadbased approaches to driving solutions. They will be called upon to reach out well beyond the traditional boundaries of their own organizations and functional disciplines to deliver an integrated set of solutions and to engineer answers to complex organizational issues. CEOs and other senior leaders don’t care where these integrated solutions come from or who leads them. Leadership development must focus on integrated, multi-disciplinary, cross-functional perspectives and solutions.5. Collaboration Across Boundaries Has a Multiplier EffectMost organizations tend to prefer developing leaders by focusing on internal, company-specific issues and challenges, because they believe their company culture and business issues are so unique and special. In reality, although all companies are unique, they also share many common issues, problems, solutions and leadership learning opportunities. Cross-company leadership development programs that help leaders better appreciate broader strategic context and business solutions will be essential. Development opportunities that allow companies to move leaders from one company to another for short-term assignments that would not otherwise be available in the leader’s own company will become much more prevalent. Leadership development will feature experiences outside the arbitrary boundaries of specific companies, industries and roles that will have a multiplier effect on leadership capabilities.6. Coaching Builds Muscle MemoryLeadership coaching has become an increasingly popular and well-accepted tool for developing leaders and has evolved from “fixing the broken leader” to investing in the development of highly regarded and successful leaders, by building on their strengths and closing development gaps. Helping leaders reach for broader and more complex leadership roles will often require preparation for unfamiliar and uncomfortable responsibilities. This process necessitates understanding and then practicing to handle scenarios and situations that leaders are likely to face on the job—much like an athlete or musician would practice to prepare for a game or performance. Preparing leaders to address key decisions and situations they might face, before they actually have to face them, helps them develop the “leadership muscle memory” they will need under real life conditions. Leadership development will include a growing reliance on coaching to prepare leaders for situations before they encounter them, rather than only learning from experiences and fixing mistakes after they occur.7. Mass Customization Capitalizes on Diverse Needs and InterestsLeadership development used to be about putting in place large-scale organization wide practices and programs that covered as many people as possible so as to maintain both the perception and reality of fairness and inclusiveness. Although fairness and inclusiveness are certainly important and legitimate goals, they are not necessarily achieved by treating all leaders the same. The most common leadership development trends will be higher transparency of feedback, increased segmentation of pivotal roles and people, and greater frequency of talent reviews and action plan follow-up. Ownership for successful leadership and talent development efforts must rest with line leaders and be supported by HR leaders. But, these roles will have to go well beyond making sure meetings happen and that forms are filled out and submitted on time. Leaders must actually know the talent and will be called upon to selectively differentiate leadership development experiences based on each leader’s unique capabilities and role. Leadership development must allow for mass customization of solutions to capitalize on the diverse needs and interests of leaders.8. Purpose Complements PerformanceHistorically, leaders have wanted to work for high-performing, winning organizations, and although that aspiration is still fashionable, it is no longer sufficient. It is becoming even more attractive to work for organizations that strike a healthy balance between performance and purpose. Increasingly, many people—especially Millennials—want to affiliate with institutions that value the importance of economic and social contributions. People want to be where the organization’s values and purpose align with and reinforce their own. Leadership development is therefore quickly evolving to include more of a “whole person” construct that promotes the importance of becoming a healthy, balanced, well-rounded, purpose-driven leader. Leadership development will become as much about creating and fulfilling purpose as it has been about planning for and driving performance.9. Bite-Sized/On-Demand Solutions Reflect Changing Workforce ExpectationsThe workforce is becoming more mobile, virtual and globally distributed. Work will increasingly be done when, where and how the workforce prefers. The traditional employment model is steadily giving way to more bite-sized, freelanced, project-based and shorter-term gigs. Leadership development practices must reflect this revolution. Developmental assignments and leadership development programs need to accommodate for more agile, quick-turnaround, quick-hit, on-demand and technology-enabled design and delivery models. Six week in-residence programs at prestigious universities are not going away completely or anytime soon, but they are also not the prevalent model for the future. Leadership development must be more virtual and in the moment, and delivered in smaller, more digestible bites to better reflect changing workforce expectations and technological realities.10. Ready Now Gives Way to Ready AbleLeadership development experts used to say, “Past track record predicts future success.” In the future, we will likely say, “Past track record is only a valid predictor of future success if the past looks anything like the future.” The connection between past and future conditions is tenuous at best. At worst, we could make determinations about leadership development, readiness and succession based on all the wrong factors and criteria because the future may look nothing like the past. The conditions, challenges and pace of change may be completely different. So, all our emphasis on developing ready now leaders must give way to developing ready able leaders. We no longer really know if leaders are ready now. At best, we can prepare them to be ready able—to have the situational awareness, flexibility, savvy and leadership capabilities required to quickly understand and adapt to changing conditions. Leadership development in the future will be about identifying and developing potential, which, in turn, translates into being ready and able to handle whatever the future throws at us.