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"Leadership biggest challenge for all in 2013 "

Posted on Jan 21, 05:00PM | IBNS

The Outlook on the Global Agenda 2013 report outlines the key problems of the future and provides insights into how they might be tackled today, as leaders prepare to convene in Davos-Klosters for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.

The challenges of globalization, economic growth, geopolitics, hyperconnectivity, the post-2015 development agenda and leadership values are discussed in the report, which draws on the expertise of the World Economic Forum's Network of Global Agenda Councils, a unique interdisciplinary brain trust.

"Leadership emerges as the biggest challenge of all for 2013 and beyond, which is perhaps unsurprising when you consider that almost all of today's leaders grew up in a totally different world to the one we now share," said Martina Gmur, Head of the Network of Global Agenda Councils at the World Economic Forum.

The Outlook report incorporates the outcome of the annual Survey on the Global Agenda, which polls the Network's Members on major trends and issues, along with new data gathered at last November's Summit on the Global Agenda in Dubai and in working sessions and interviews.

"We need proper global governance that has the necessary tools, power and energy to create a more level playing field at the international level," said Pascal Lamy, Director-General of the World Trade Organization and a Member of the Global Agenda Council on Institutional Governance Systems.