The ancient Greeks knew what made a good leader. Why does it seem we have forgotten their lessons?
Compared to extraverts, introverts tend to be relatively passive, quiet and reserved.
Introverts might think they will not make good leaders but with some encouragement research shows they make capable leaders.
Tony Abbott has reportedly threatened to cross the floor if there is any attempt to legislate a clean energy target.
Even in today’s often bizarre political environment, Tuesday night’s encounter between Tony Abbott, Peta Credlin and Alan Jones on Sky News was surreal. Credlin, Abbott’s former chief-of-staff, now works…
Abbott’s Right ignores completely the influence of Catholic thinking on the former prime minister.
A new book attempts to cloak Tony Abbott in a political philosophy, but is not entirely convincing.
Politics Podcast: Judith Brett on The Enigmatic Mr Deakin.
Judith Brett's biography, The Enigmatic Mr Deakin, reveals the intense inner world of one of the most important fathers of Australian federation.
Leaders are responsible for the culture and specific practices of their organisation, and they can do much to reduce the risk of child sexual abuse.
'Suitability' checks in organisations are important but have limitations in screening out child sex offenders. Leaders need to change how they approach the issue.
President Donald Trump reacts before speaking at a recent rally in Arizona. Trump, a politician who came from the business world, is facing intense criticism about his leadership abilities.
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Is it time to put a moratorium on the meaningless word 'leadership?' In the business world, leadership now often simply means performing mundane managerial duties.
Merck CEO Ken Frazier, seated next to Trump, was first to resign from his manufacturing council.
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Trump's reaction to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, prompted business leaders to sever ties with two White House councils.
Humility is a desirable trait in CEOs.
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Humble CEOs may be the new prize, but they are in short supply and face distinctive challenges.
South Africa needs reflective leadership at its universities.
Former vice-chancellor Jonathan Jansen argues that there is no future for South African universities.
Three influential college presidents: Charles Eliot of Harvard (in office 1869-1909), Robert Maynard Hutchins of the University of Chicago (1929-45) and Drew Faust of Harvard (2007-18).
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A former president of Northeastern and scholar of higher education shares his perspectives on what has – and hasn't – changed in the role of the college president.
REUTERS/Carlos Barria (Trump), Larry Downing (Obama)
Eloquent Obama and bombastic Trump certainly have different speaking styles. But a big data analysis of their speeches also shows a surprising commonality.
President Donald Trump speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.
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A scholar argues why more rules, regulations and codes, such as those proposed by Walter Shaub, will not have much effect.
‘Now, where did I put that purpose?’
Ethics and a clear vision really do matter – especially in these turbulent times.
President Jacob Zuma was slammed as being irrational for the recent cabinet reshuffle.
Democracy and good governance require politicians to engage in reasoned debate, informed decision making and measured judgements. This presupposes rationality. Is this always true?
Our research highlights that destructive leaders lack self-control especially when anxious and the difficulty of tasks is high.
Effective organisations encourage self-control, good process, proper discussion and are more driven by growth mindsets than unrealistic performance metrics.
U.S. President Donald Trump is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the first day of the G-20 summit.
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Merkel’s popularity at home and on the global stage continues to grow as she runs for a fourth term as chancellor.
The G20 displayed unprecedented global economic leadership in the past. That leadership is needed again today.
The G20 has stopped showing economic leadership at a time when risks are high. Australia can play a role in addressing this.
Another leaked recording – this time of Tony Abbott – has the Liberal Party under pressure.
Tony Abbott told a Liberal branch meeting in the Deakin electorate of Michael Sukkar that 'just at the moment … we're at a bit of a low ebb'.
The end game of Tony Abbott’s policy pitches is unknown, but in the interim they seem to be destabilising the party.
For his own good, Malcolm Turnbull can’t get out of the country quickly enough. He’s off on Wednesday to the G20 in Germany and, if he has any sense, while he’s abroad he’ll try to avoid being drawn on…