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ERIC Number: EJ919090
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-0270-4676
Global Public Leadership in a Technological Era
Masciulli, Joseph
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, v31 n2 p71-80 Apr 2011
Good (ethical and effective) global public leadership--by national politicians, intergovernmental and nongovernmental international organizational leaders, multinational corporate leaders, and technoscientists--will make a significant positive difference in our global system's capacity to solve contemporary and futuristic global problems. High levels of social, economic, political, and ethical vision; expert communication; strategic thinking; and contextual and emotional intelligence by leaders and followers will be needed to interpret global problematic situations and contexts, determine the probable causal mechanisms at work in bringing about global problems, and arrive at global, national, and local solutions. We live in dangerous times. For our globalizing--disseminating and converging--technologies present problems and system-destroying possibilities that challenge the common goods of all humanity, other species, and the biosphere. In these uncertain and complex times, the need for effective and ethical democratic leaders, advised by ethical and creative technoscientific leaders, is greater than ever. The contextual intelligence and other excellent (virtuous) qualities of these leaders, and the lack of bad leadership, will help our globalizing human societies avoid the greatest systemic dangers we face. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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