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.
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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…
Malcolm Turnbull broke out his leather jacket this week and tried to shrug off the tensions consuming his party.
As this year ebbs away, Malcolm Turnbull's hold on the leadership will become more precarious if there is no lift in those relentless Newspolls.
Premier Christy Clark leaves the legislative assembly after her government lost a confidence vote on June 30.
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Female leaders still face a hostile political environment in Canada, even though the provinces offer increasingly fertile ground for women in political leadership roles.
A PM under pressure.
Leading isn't all about charisma, but when you're not seen as competent either, you're in big trouble.
A toxic corporate culture may begin at the top, but it doesn’t end there.
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Ethical scandals at Uber and Fox have focused attention on the leaders of the organizations, but the problems of a toxic culture often embed deep within an organization.
A protest in South Africa against housing shortages.
South Africa's democracy is in trouble. But the challenge is less about who should control state institutions, and more about how they can be refashioned to deliver to the poor.
SAB’s resilience has allowed it to become a key player globally.
The development trajectory of South African born brewer SABMiller peaked with the 2016 $104 billion merger with Anheuser-Busch InBev. Behind it lies an extraordinary journey.
Tech firm CEOs keep control by holding investors at arm's length. It is damaging corporate governance.
Recent incidents reveal more than just men behaving badly. They show the consequences when corporate cultures are driven by hyper-masculine personalities at the top.
Organisational psychopathy, generally known as toxic leadership, is common in the private sector. It's emerging more often in the public space too.
Women in business can be forced to define themselves in opposition to the attributes associated with men.