Taking our country back – to the 1980s

Let's not mince words. Thursday's vote was both cataclysmic and catastrophic for the UK. Paul Krugman doesn't think the economic fallout will be as bad as some fear, but the political consequences might be severe. He doesn't consider the incalculable social damage which is already being wrought. I grew up  in a predominantly white British city in … Continue reading Taking our country back – to the 1980s

Part 3: the borderless disposition

Now we've looked at some of the external drivers shaping our borderless word, let's turn to a bigger question. Why should we want to live in one, and what does it mean to have a borderless disposition? For a start, bordered thinking is narrow thinking, which can limit horizons of possibility. Ideological borders, for example, can lead … Continue reading Part 3: the borderless disposition

Different strokes? Higher education and the T-shaped leader

      In my last post I explored how the concept of social leadership has, despite many different expressions over the past few years, settled on some core themes: operational agility, multidisciplinarity, and global astuteness. All prize mobility, flexibility and a form of network fluency. Several commentators remarked that the supply of leadership talent of … Continue reading Different strokes? Higher education and the T-shaped leader

On social leadership: can universities rise to the challenge?

In just over 6 weeks we launch the first in our International Social Innovation Challenge Series, in partnership with OP Jindal Global University and Lahore University of Management Sciences, and supported by the British Council. 25 of the best and brightest students from each university will be working collaboratively on the issue of empowering women in safer … Continue reading On social leadership: can universities rise to the challenge?