Research as leadership

What does research have to do with leadership?

In the 21st Century, we are swimming in a vast sea of information. Indeed, we are at risk of drowning in information. Much of that information is of little value. At best, it entertains. At worst, it propagates myths, falsehoods and ignorance. One of the great challenges of this century is to find ways to wring sense out of this data sea.

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Confronting our consumerism – values for a sustainable future

Human consumption and economic growth are putting increased pressure on the Earth; our actions and policies are leading to climate disruption, loss of biodiversity, pollution, and unsustainable exploitation of natural resources. We also know that consumption and economic growth do not bring happiness. How can we bring about cultural change to deliver genuine human wellbeing? […]

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Forgetting the wild

A run in the Broads This morning I ran through a beautiful English wood beside a deep lake known as the Broad. I’m at the University of East Anglia in Norfolk, England for a conference. The early morning mist rose off the Broad, disturbed only by cruising ducks. Rabbits and small birds scattered at the […]

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