THE RESPONSIBLE USE OF TECHNOLOGY

(C) Julie Boyd 2012 “A young person who is highly active online, coupled with a parent who is disengaged from these new media, presents the risk of creating an intergenerational wedge.” The Internet has dramatically changed our world and the way we interact within it. It has drastically affected the way we communicate, and while […]

Why Gravitas and Wisdom leads to Minister Foreign Affairs for Men and Homelessness for Women

This week International Women’s Day has re-ignited the issue of a lack of women on corporate boards. At the same time the return of Bob Carr to the political sphere has been much heralded, as he will bring ‘wisdom’ and ‘gravitas’ due to his age and experience. Despite our woman Prime Minister and Governor General, […]

Women Do It For Youselves!

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/05/business/sheryl-sandberg-of-facebook-staying-on-message.html?pagewanted=2&_r=1 The $1.6 Billion Woman, Staying on Message Facebook’s No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg, will reap a fortune in its stock offering. And she hasn’t stopped telling the world how women should take responsibility for their careers. By NICOLE PERLROTH and CLAIRE CAIN MILLER SEVENTY-TWO hours before Facebook’s big moment, Sheryl K. Sandberg was half a […]

Futurist Thomas Frey predicts 2 billion jobs to disappear by 2030

http://www.futuristspeaker.com/2012/02/2-billion-jobs-to-disappear-by-2030/ Thomas Frey is a well-respected futurist whose work is well worth reading for  a picture of a possible future for humanity. Visit his website for further information- recommended. 2 Billion Jobs to Disappear by 2030   A picture of me speaking at yesterday’s TEDxReset in Istanbul. Yesterday I was honored to be one of […]

AN ECOLOGY OF EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP

AN ECOLOGY OF EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP © Julie Boyd 2012 Traditional models and theories of leadership are not necessarily helpful in a contemporary world. One of the challenges for educational leaders is in the realisation that education can no longer be quarantined from our broader society and environment. A theory of leadership derived from principles of […]

Stop Financial Apartheid

Terrific article by Sara Van Gelder of YES magazine, making some excellent points. This needs to be read far and wide. http://www.yesmagazine.org/blogs/sarah-van-gelder/corporate-rule-is-not-inevitable Corporate Rule Is Not Inevitable 7 signs the corporatocracy is losing its legitimacy … and 7 populist tools to help shut it down.   You may remember that there was a time when […]

WHAT WOULD IT TAKE … to shape a planet on which people, other living things and the systems that support us can sustainably co-exist?

WHAT WOULD IT TAKE … to shape a planet on which people, other living things and the systems that support us can sustainably co-exist? For this special issue, Momentum magazine invited experts from around the world to share their thoughts on how we might craft solutions to some of the Earth’s toughest challenges. A terrific […]

UN call to Put Planet and its People at the core of sustainable development

Interesting that this is exactly what Hazel Henderson was calling for back in the 1990s! Questions are also being raised- as they should- over the use of dodgy economic modelling. It’s not just the modelling that’s the issue, it is also the underlying assumptions and measures on which the modelling occurs which are problematic. Until […]

How does a middle-class family with a daughter who’s a genius find themselves in a homeless shelter through no fault of their own?

The hidden shame of so -called ‘wealthy’ cultures such as America and Australia is that while ‘wealth’ continues to remain firmly attached to finances, other forms of wealth -social, emotional, intellectual, ecological etc continue to be ignored. So those with a lot of money make more, and those who are barely making ends meet remain […]

Finnish Education- Dan Rather reports

Respected American journalist, Dan Rather, reports on what the fuss is all about over Finnish Education. It’s interesting that this is exactly what was happening in Australian schools in the 1990s. It is the greatest failure of Australian political advisors that this was not pursued, but rather our cultural cringe had us looking to America […]