In a rapidly changing world, characterised by the driving force of globalisation and the all-encompassing information revolution, what will be the role of the next generation of managers? What skills will effective leaders need in order successfully to guide government, business and society? This new study explores these pressing issues in the context of today's dynamic environment of human resource and information management. It examines: the paradigms of successful leadership; implementing organisational change in the public and private sectors; new techniques in human resource management; effective management of genetic engineering and biotechnology advances; emerging trends shaping the world economy; and finally the nature of defence and national security in a fluid global environment. Ill.ch.