Australia Post chief Ahmed Fahour is managing in difficult times.
It's easy to assign all of the wins and losses of a company to CEO performance, but when the going gets really tough it's the teams behind them that matter.
How lapses of leadership integrity are viewed depends on how popular or valuable the “culprit” is to a business, investors, brand, society or power groups.
Moral dilemmas are common; whether we act with courage or compliance depends on a whole range of factors in any given situation.
Our democratic ship of state is in bad shape.
Campaigns are now more focused on how to manipulate the electorate so you can govern as you see fit once you get power.
What does it take to lift the Olympic rings?
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Boston's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games failed due to a lack of leadership, not the price tag.
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There is an air of mysticism attached to high-growth companies: but in the main, they followed five golden rules.
Leaders need to show followers they're with them, but that's no guarantee they will get everyone's support.
Walking in sync.
A scholars' panel looks at the diplomacy, the science and the pragmatism behind the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action signed between Iran and six world powers.
This is what leadership looks like.
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We need more Louise Richardsons. Here's how to get them.
Carly Fiorina thinks otherwise.
Is leadership innate? Traditional studies like to suggest it is, but context matters.
Aflame with controversy.
UKIP will rise (and possibly fall) on Farage's "personality cult".
Backed by Blair?
Labour needs to focus on leadership, policies and image, if it's to bounce back.
It's not easy heading for the exit but uncertainty is part of what you learn from leadership.
Not quite the same.
You don't have to love David Cameron to vote Conservative, but it helps.
Australians are losing public confidence that Australia’s leaders can tackle our “wicked problems”.
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Recent comments from the Business Council of Australia reflect a shift in the public debate about reform and the national agenda. Specifically, BCA President Catherine Livingstone has called for wide consultation…
Ideally, the cabinet should include four of the seven types of leaders - and only two of those make effective prime ministers.
Analysis of the mindsets and responses of thousands of senior leaders tells us only about 7% are likely to have the right stuff to lead effective government responses to wicked problems.
Meetings can devolve into lemming-like groupthink if not well led.
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Meetings can be a real drag, but they're still essential for certain types of decision-making.
A little branding can go a long way in the corporate suite.
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Not in terms of the Kardashian-style "personal brands" in vogue these days, but by using the practice's core principles to make leaders better and more mindful of diversity.
In contrast to incumbent Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, his potential successor, Malcolm Turnbull, is often described as ‘charismatic’.
Those of us who study politics are fortunate, but also unfortunate, to work in an academic field whose terms are widely used and abused in public debate. “Populist”, which I’ve written about here, is one…
Prime Minister Tony Abbott confers with his chief of staff, Peta Credlin, during question time.
Peta Credlin is in the classic "double bind" of all women in power: if they take charge, they transgress the gendered expectations that "female qualities" are best suited to a supporting role.
Tony Abbott is offering logical evidence and emotional appeals, but the rhetorical problem is his own loss of credibility and authority.
“Is it me?” That was the question John Howard reportedly asked his cabinet colleagues as his government remained stubbornly behind in the polls in 2007. One of those colleagues, Tony Abbott, now confronts…