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AUSTRALIAN LEADERSHIP INDEX

The Australian Leadership Index is an ongoing research study of leadership for the greater good in the government, public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

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LEADERSHIP SNAPSHOT

Australian Leadership Index (ALI) scores for Q4 2020 (October – December).

GOVERNMENT LEADERSHIP FOR THE GREATER GOOD INCREASES AS THE YEAR ENDS

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Comprehensive analysis of how perceptions of leadership are changing in response to events, over time, and across sectors and institutions.

Leadership through the first wave of COVID-19

Leadership Through the First Wave of COVID-19

In the space of eight short weeks, the threat posed by COVID-19 and the sudden absence of partisanship from the political landscape ushered in a focus on leadership for the greater good, the likes of which we have not seen for years. Australians were surveyed between March 17 and May ...

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2019 Australian Leadership Index Annual Report

2019 Australian Leadership Index Annual Report

Overall, our 2019 annual report findings show a significant gap between public perceptions and expectations across all indicators of leadership for the greater good across government, public, private and not for profit sectors. Australian institutions are not living up to the expectations of the general public.

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ALI IS THE AUTHORITY ON LEADERSHIP IN AUSTRALIA

Against a backdrop of irresponsible leadership and ethical misconduct in our institutions, there is a growing need for leadership that serves the greater good.

Supported by the Graham Foundation, the Australian Leadership Index (ALI) is a unique national survey that provides a detailed picture of leadership in Australia.

The ALI tracks perceptions and expectations of leadership across four sectors, providing insight into how leaders can improve their leadership for the greater good.

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THE LATEST ON LEADERSHIP FOR THE GREATER GOOD

Read the latest articles and reports published by the Swinburne University research team.

A Year in Review: How 2020 Highlighted the Role of Australian Leaders in Serving the Greater Good

A Year in Review: How 2020 Highlighted the Role of Australian Leaders in Serving the Greater Good

The year 2020 will be remembered as one of Australia’s most turbulent. The first months of the year saw many communities devastated by the bushfire crisis. With little respite, Australia soon faced the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to a major disruption to the economy and people’s lives. Leadership across all sectors and institutions has been tested as it never has been before.

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Pandemic widens gap between government and Australians’ view of education

Pandemic widens gap between government and Australians’ view of education

In contrast to the government’s instrumental view of education, with its focus on producing “job-ready graduates”, the public now takes a wider view of education as a public good. Drawing on nationally representative surveys from Sept 2018 – Sept 2020, we statistically modelled how nine different factors have influenced public perceptions of leadership in education institutions.

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Blunders aside, most Australians believe state premiers have been effective leaders during pandemic

Blunders aside, most Australians believe state premiers have been effective leaders during pandemic

Before the COVID-19 pandemic worsened in Australia in March, public perceptions of the federal and state governments were consistently poor. Political leaders were seen to be serving themselves and other vested interests, rather than the public interest. However, since the start of the pandemic and the establishment of the National Cabinet in March, this has begun to change.

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EXPLORE THE SURVEY RESULTS

The Australian Leadership Index data portal allows users to explore the results of the study in a visual, engaging and interactive way.

Users can view the results for various metrics, analyse how the data differs across specific sectors, industries and respondent profiles, filter the data by a range of important variables, and explore how the results have changed over time as the study progresses.

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STAY INFORMED ABOUT LEADERSHIP IN AUSTRALIA

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