One of the best ways to prepare future leaders is to teach them the importance of strategic simplicity, and why simplicity must be encouraged as a strategic imperative throughout the organization, especially in the areas of market simplicity, message simplicity, decision simplicity, user simplicity, and operational simplicity.
New leaders need to learn that we are no longer in the Information Age—we are in the Attention Scarcity Age. Customers, employees, suppliers, and the executives themselves are overloaded with data, time is precious, and their attention spans have shortened.
Also, markets and technology are changing fast. It won't be possible for future leaders to predict new trends with high accuracy. Instead, they must have simple, lean organizations that can react quickly—speedboats vs. battleships.