Some leadership attributes, like being trustworthy or encouraging, are viewed the same way in all cultures but there are other traits that only spell leadership to people of Anglo-Celtic backgrounds.
With the fateful 30th Newspoll finally out there, the government on Monday descended into an orgy of destructive self-indulgence.
The Coalition trails 48-52%, compared with 47-53% a fortnight ago. The Australian reports it is only the second time since April last year that the government has come
Many among the public will discount Abbott's activities as just his usual trouble-making. The noise, however, reinforces the general impression of a fractured government.
The speech was delivered with panache and confidence. It had style, declaring to the nation and the world that he, Cyril Ramaphosa, was in charge.
The ancient Chinese teacher called reflection the best way to become wise, yet we rarely consider it a core trait of a great leader. It's time for that to change.
We may often criticise our lack of leaders. But leadership is not easy to define – even by leaders themselves.
According to a management scholar, a team's mindset and structure – not its stars – will often determine its success.
Research shows the ability to act strategically for the long term is a key component of successful leadership – and sorely lacking in Congress these days.
The people leading nonprofits are much less diverse than the communities they serve and there's no reason to expect that to change soon.
Free university education and land redistribution without compensation have far-reaching implications for South Africa's economy, and requires exceptional leadership.
While the government improved compared with the previous poll, this is the 24th consecutive Newspoll the Coalition has lost in two-party terms.
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 ...
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?
Introverts might think they will not make good leaders but with some encouragement research shows they make capable leaders.
Liberals still don't think Abbott could recapture the prime ministership. But his power to harm an embattled Turnbull is enormous.
A new book attempts to cloak Tony Abbott in a political philosophy, but is not entirely convincing.
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Judith Brett's biography, The Enigmatic Mr Deakin, reveals the intense inner world of one of the most important fathers of Australian federation.