Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

MDP

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Arts

RAS ID

18177

Comments

This article was originally published as: Newman-Storen R. (2014). Leadership in sustainability: Creating an interface between creativity and leadership theory in dealing with "wicked problems". Sustainability (Switzerland), 6(9), 5955-5967. Original article available here

Abstract

Fundamental to Leadership in Sustainability, a course in the Masters in Sustainability and Climate Policy (coursework) offered through Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute, is that the complexity, flexibility and vitality of sustainability are precisely why sustainability practitioners commit themselves to finding new and innovative solutions to complex problems. The course asks the student to "think differently" and to engage in debate that inspires and encourages creative thinking strategies for the planning and development of our cities and communities. This paper details what the course is about, how it is structured and what the connections are between creativity, sustainability and theories of leadership, arguing that strong and resilient leadership requires thinking differently in order to deal with "wicked problems" associated with sustainability.

DOI

10.3390/su6095955

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