The post-pandemic world will require different traits in its’ leaders. More than ever leaders will need to be flexible, communicative, and above all provide vision when the horizon is hazy, to say the least. Leaders will need to instill safety in vulnerability, which means weathering the storm and leading yourself and your people out of challenges unbroken – not easy or simple! Leaders must be comfortable with uncertainty, where they feel unnerved, they must draw strength from the core. Leaders must be candid, underpinned by authenticity and transparency candour in leaders results in clear communication, and fosters trust and loyalty. Finally, future leaders will need to be awakened. Being alert to the present allows leaders to tackle new challenges and embrace possibilities that will emerge. In short, leaders need to be more open than ever and express our understanding of empathy for others.