The government goes into the parliamentary week heartened by Barnaby Joyce’s landslide win in Saturday’s New England byelection.
While the government improved compared with the previous poll, this is the 24th consecutive Newspoll the Coalition has lost in two-party terms.
Malcolm Turnbull’s current mood about how all this is playing out can be easily imagined.
The sudden exit from parliament of Senate President Stephen Parry has turned into a toxic blame game, in a further sign of a government crumbling into chaos.
Dave Lewis has dragged the supermarket clear of an accounting scandal. Now for the hard bit ...
Archbishop Desmond Tutu celebrated his 86th birthday and the unveiling of an arch in his honour outside St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town.
Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu embraces everything noble in Aristotelian virtue ethics and African philosophical systems alike.
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.
Dean Lewins/Brendan Espositos/Dan Peled/ Paul Miller/AAP
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.