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Leadership in Press Freedom with Maria Ressa
Maria Ressa is a 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Winner and a freedom fighter for independent journalism. Ressa asks each of us, "What are you going to do to protect the facts in your area of influence? Because when you do that, you protect the truth." I loved sitting in to hear her talk on the Harvard 2021 Salant Lecture for Freedom of Press.
Future Leaders need to take resilience in hand
Like so many systemic problems in our society, the questions we ask around mental health far outweigh the answers we fall back on. Are you really okay? Are we really okay? What can we do to be better?
The ultimate innovation? Our ability to change ourselves through leadership.
To the entrepreneurs, the change-makers and the brave decision-makers out there, we need your radical ideas in these unparalleled times. So far, visible innovation has manifested mostly in the way we are responding to change. We are now harnessing underutilised methods we have had at our disposal for decades: open-source R&D collaboration; rapid technology adoption, and; the mobilisation of collective action. While it may be tempting to hunker down and wait for COVID-19 to roll over us, we know that innovation thrives in adversity. So let’s get moving.
Not Making a Decision, is Making a Decision.
As a leader of today, Rice is clearly focused on empowering the leaders of tomorrow. She emphasizes the need for those in charge to demonstrate trust in their people by delegating and investing in training. 'We must allow them to color outside the lines' she says. Can we imagine a democracy wherein the government actively comes to the youth for ideas, for better questions, even for solutions? I have been fortunate to have seen the success of initiatives such as the G20 Youth Summit in action. I believe there is so much to be gained in bringing different voices together to explore collaborative policy design and development. So long as we are clear on who our decisions are serving...
Conversations Intelligent Leaders need to be having.
with Jeffrey Bleich Tech-optimist? Tech-pessimist? Tech-pragmatist? …Where do you…