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Visionary Leadership

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As VP of Education I am supposed to deliver at least 2 educationals within a program year and this weekend and then on Monday I am engaging back-to-back educationals.  The second one on the Monday meeting is from the Leadership Excellence Series focus on Visionary Leadership.

I am running with a talk based on the phrase made famous by Steve Jobs "Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish".  It actually is not Jobs quote but it is Jobs who made it famous during his Commencement Speech to Stanford Graduates.  The quote was taken from the Whole Earth Catalogue and the brilliant visionary who came up with the term is Steward Brand. 


Now if we are to talk about visionary leadership, the one caveat I have is this one :

at least try to be visionary!


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CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #3

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Thanks Chris, I look forward to it since it heralds the election of the new exec that start their term on 1st July 2017.

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #2

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Thanks Chris, I look forward to it since it heralds the election of the new executive that start their term on 1st July 2017.

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #1

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Stewart Brand is the reason why a few people in the know refer to The Whole Earth Catalogue today as the "Google Earth of the 60's" The irony of course is not lost that Donald Trump is not taking climate change seriously, Brand was a systems thinker 50 years ago, but if carbon emissions are not contained we can entertain the possibility of hitting a tipping point in 20 years and while the Earth will carry on, it is we human beings who will have to live with these effects. Don't forget that there was lush forests where there is the Sahara Desert today and that these ecological patterns are actually natural - but only as natural as how the Earth adapts to meteors, rather than man. Then there was that volcano 70,000 years ago http://www.npr.org/sections/krulwich/2012/10/22/163397584/how-human-beings-almost-vanished-from-earth-in-70-000-b-c If we can survive that we can survive this but a systems thinker does not focus on how we shall survive, but how we shall thrive.

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