In this edited extract of the new book The Change Makers, Professor Marcia Langton tells author Shaun Carney that when you do the right thing at the right time, people will later call you a leader.
- Shaun Carney
- The Mandarin
What kind of leader am I, if I’m a leader at all?
I am required as a professor to be an academic leader. As a result of that, and the pressure in the academy to publish and, increasingly, to show the impact of our research, I have become regarded as a public intellectual.
I think I am a policy influencer. I’m not a minor influencer but I’m not a major one either, and so how do…