I'm fortunate enough to live close enough to my university to cycle there. Come Monday, the first day I was at work after the referendum, I found myself racing through the streets and along the park paths, suspiciously eyeing everyone I passed, desperate to reach the safe ground of my campus. It felt like a Remain bunker in a … Continue reading Universities and Brexit: a test of our resilience & values
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
When you've been working on a conference for the best part of six months, your and your university's name is plastered all over it, but it's in another continent, it can be a wee bit nerve-jangling. That was my experience when we launched the UK India Social Entrepreneurship Education Network (UKISEEN) in collaboration with our partners … Continue reading Launch!
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
A justification of borderless leaders
For those of you familiar with my various outpourings in the UK and Indian media over the past two years, I've been expounding on the virtues of what I call borderless leadership: a newly evolving type of leadership for the twenty-first century which both responds to fresh demands from the global economy, equips us … Continue reading Leaders without Borders, part 1
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