Over time the concepts and principles of leadership have changed. It is fair to say that leadership today is different than the past, and we can expect leadership tomorrow to be different than it is today. Leaders are facing digital, economic, demographic and social landscapes that are shifting at an accelerating rate. As the world becomes increasingly complex, different leadership paradigms are taking prominence.Successful leaders will skillfully master a high concern for both people and tasks. They will also vary their behaviors based on the needs of the individual and the situation. Being able to work with others and their overall level of readiness (and changes within readiness) is what leaders do to help others reach their potential and be high-level contributors.To further lead into the future, successful leaders will also need to understand and utilize the appropriate level of decision-making and power. Once a leader better understands these concepts they have a better understanding of what they can and can’t influence, which impacts performance and results through others. Leaders who are willing to adapt to the strengths of their knowledge workers will prosper in the future, and those that do not will be left behind.