Raising an ADOLESCENT SON

(C) Julie Boyd 2012 Steve Biddulph, has dedicated his professional life to the education of young men, and has identified as being problematic for adolescent boys. You may wish to use this expansion of Steve’s ideas to consider how, as a family, you are responding to any of these which may be affecting you. Disengagement…yet […]

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 […]

Teacher Performance Measures: A Reflection

(C) Julie Boyd 2011 Not everything that can be counted, counts, and not everything that counts can be counted                                                                    Albert Einstein     The Grattan Institute recently wrote that a new system of teacher appraisal and feedback in Australia would improve teacher effectiveness, recognise our best educators and lift the outcomes of Australian students to […]

Women and Corporate Boards

I sat on corporate boards in America in the 90s and was pleasantly surprised at the professional manner in which women were treated there, compared to my experience back home here in Australia which has been tokenistic at best. One key issue there is that women, especially older women, were recognised for their skills, experience, […]

A Reluctant Prime Minister?

I may be far wide of the mark but do believe we have a reluctant Prime Minister rather than the Machiavellian creature being portrayed right now. While speculation and incredibly destructive chinese whispers continue to bounce around, with various media outlets trying desperately to talk Kevin Rudd into mounting a leadership challenge, I see 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 […]

Futurist Forecasts

Forecasts From The Futurist magazine http://www.wfs.org/Forecasts_From_The_Futurist_Magazine 2011 Top Ten: 1. Physicists could become tomorrow’s leading economic forecasters 2011 Top Ten: 2. Environmentalists may embrace genetically modified crops as a carbon-reduction technology. OUTLOOK 2000 2011 Top Ten 3. Search engines will soon include spoken results, not just text. 2011 Top Ten: 4. Will there be garbage […]