As someone who researches and teaches leadership, I’d argue New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is giving most Western politicians a masterclass in crisis leadership.
No matter how talented a leader may be, timing plays a crucial role in how effective leaders may be - especially in a crisis. Coronavirus will make or break Scott Morrison's prime ministership.
COVID-19 has brought to the fore the interdependency of business and society. It's time for amendments to the social contract that underlies societal support for business.
Online social movements are not leaderless. On the contrary, leadership duties are often assumed by identifiable individuals committed to doing leadership work.
The 'tough guy' is a cultural archetype that political leaders have long adopted. But during crises, Americans tend to look for a different kind of hero.
Already, we have seen a range of responses globally - from countries that apparently reacted too late, to those who acted relatively early.
During the Global Financial Crisis, the US and the G20 led the way to recovery. As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, there is a leadership vacuum, and we may all suffer for it.
Learning from his performance in the bushfires, Morrison is showing signs of becoming a "servant leader".
Greek epics remind audiences that leaders need to be able to plan for the future based on what has happened in the past. They need to understand cause and effect.
Since 2000, 89 new women have come to power in countries around the world – but the US still lags behind.
South Africa suffers capability deficiencies and institutional stasis due to poor political management.
Power is linked to selfishness.
Labour's leadership election is about to enter its final phase – but will the winner command the support of MPs?
Different types of rule-breaking leaders can appeal to transgressive parts of ourselves.
When people are invested in one another and share a sense of place, they can respond to terrible events in admirable, courageous ways.
Michael McCain has been criticized for maligning Donald Trump on the Maple Leaf Foods corporate Twitter account over Flight PS752. But strong leaders don't shy away from taking a stand.
Disaster of any kind throws qualities of leadership – or the perceived lack thereof – under the spotlight. People respond most to leaders who show empathy and authenticity.
A crisis of this scale requires a willingness to listen to the best sources of advice and generate bipartisan consensus. But Morrison has struggled to put the national interest above party politics.
What happens when a leader's beliefs and decisions have an indirect negative impact on the business?
The origins of the post-truth age date back decades, but the real world is now fast fading from view.