Ride the Whirlpool: Selected Speeches of Lieutenant General Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia, 2000-2005

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"I have seized on the metaphor of the boat in the whirlpool to emphasize the point that the chaos into which we are moving is a natural thing, far more natural than linear stability and order. We ride the whirlpool in many forms in nature, and we evolve personally and socially to do so. Clearly there are winners and victims in this process, and I have tried to explain what I believe to be the characteristics of winning creatures and winning organizations. I think it is safe to say that humans are social animals, and they have become that to ...
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"I have seized on the metaphor of the boat in the whirlpool to emphasize the point that the chaos into which we are moving is a natural thing, far more natural than linear stability and order. We ride the whirlpool in many forms in nature, and we evolve personally and socially to do so. Clearly there are winners and victims in this process, and I have tried to explain what I believe to be the characteristics of winning creatures and winning organizations. I think it is safe to say that humans are social animals, and they have become that to master their environment. New organizations and relationships will continue to evolve, in business, in government, and in the military if it remains necessary, but the only ones that will be successful will be the ones that unleash the creative genius of their people. This is the essence of modern leadership. " - In his distinguished career, culminating as Governor of Western Australia, Lieutenant General John Sanderson has had the opportunity to speak to many different groups, from local communities to professional bodies and international delegations, covering a vast spectrum of topics. Despite their sometimes apparent disparity, his addresses are connected by a number of themes critical to our times. The 40 speeches chosen here examine issues crucial to the unique and fast-developing state of Western Australia and to the Australian nation as a whole. They also take a broader look at the complex problems of today's modern world, and at how individuals, communities, and nations might respond to these developments for the betterment of a progressive and sustainable society, always maintaining as paramount the need for the pursuit of the fundamental aspects of human rights and justice.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781920694654
  • Publisher: University of Western Australia Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Address in reply, governor's swearing-in ceremony 3
2 Official book launch of South Perth : the vanishing village 6
3 'No peace without justice' 9
4 'Why Australia should participate in international peacekeeping' 17
5 'Educating Australians for a future in a complex non-linear world' 28
6 Granting of an honorary doctorate of letters 37
7 'Leadership in a complex non-linear environment' 41
8 'The role of the governor in colonial Western Australia' 59
9 Official launch of the biography 64
10 'The evolving role of the governor general' 68
11 'Coping with chaos : is a nineteenth century constitution appropriate for a twenty-first century world? 74
12 Official book launch of Greg Craven's Conversations with the Constitution 84
13 'Building alliances for a global future' 89
14 'The end of military history?' 95
15 Memorial mass for the victims of the Bali bombing 100
16 'The role of the media in a world of terror' 102
17 'Complexity and opportunity - overcoming fear to build a sustainable future' 109
18 The Kokoda memorial track 119
19 The aboriginal and torres strait ex-servicemen and women memorial plaque 122
20 'Air Commodore Sir Hughie Edwards VC KCMG CB DSO OBE DFC KStJ' 126
21 Anzac Day Parade and commemorative service 129
22 The Australian National Flag Day ceremony 132
23 'Finding the way home' 139
24 'C. Y. O'Connor and the origins of professional engineering in Western Australia' 144
25 'Australia and the emerging realities of global trade' 152
26 The centenary of Parliament House 159
27 'Accounting in a complex non-linear environment' 163
28 Official launch of the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy 168
29 Official launch of National Reconciliation Week 175
30 'Regional governance for sustainability' 178
31 Perth International Arts Festival 2004 brochure launch 189
32 Australia Day 2004 192
33 'The ethics of a fair go' 201
34 'Engineering for salinity' 211
35 'Sustainability practitioners' 216
36 Tsunami memorial service 222
37 'The art of the possible : creating an independent Australian foreign policy' 225
38 Granting of an honorary doctorate of letters 230
39 'The emerging world order - a clash of cultures or a culture of co-operation' 234
40 'Happiness is belonging' 242
Biography of Lieutenant General John Sanderson AC 250
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