"After all, as I once said, I was the future once."

And, with that quote, David Cameron, The British Prime Minister left the UK House of Commons.

Within days, his replacement Theresa May was leading the UK into the future. As unknown as that future might be, the action in galvanising leadership was there for all the world to see.

The UK may have its problems, but there has been something outstanding about leadership and focus that has arrived in Britain since the Brexit vote.

It seems to me that for Australia to thrive and for South Australia to throw off its appalling lack of “future awareness”, to climb steadfastly out of the mire, we need decisive, visible, real leadership.

This leadership will inspire the SME engine room to build a future and not to wait for something positive (not of their making) to simply “happen”.

The future is in the courage of leadership.

Bevan Roberts advises businesses on growth strategy, succession planning and readying for sale.