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AUSTRALIAN LEADERSHIP INDEX

An ongoing research study of leadership for the greater good in Australia, by Swinburne University.

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Australian Leadership Index (ALI) scores for Q3 2021 (July – September).

Public perceptions of leadership turn negative for the first time since the start of the pandemic

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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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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.

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Explainer: the common good and why it matters more than ever

Although the term ‘civilisation’ has less currency today than it once did (Armstrong, 2009), most people see themselves as living in a civilisation (Saul, 2009). As observed by the political philosopher John Ralston Saul, this understanding tends to be centred on a sense of shared destiny: on shared interests, collective purpose, and a common future. Seemingly abstract, the idea of shared destiny is actually quite familiar. Colloquially, we know this as the common good or its synonyms: the public or greater good.

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Reflections on the common good and the future of leadership for the common good

Leadership for the common good requires an individual and collective ability and willingness to overcome our Manichaean tendencies. It calls on us to foster the conditions that make it possible to imagine how apparent contradictions can be reconciled. And it calls on us to cultivate the conditions in which we can develop a sense of shared reality, collective purpose, and shared destiny.

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The paradox of virtue signalling

While a brand can align itself with and support social causes, ultimately, its existence relies on generating revenue and profit. As such, positioning a brand as virtuous is a challenging and, at times, paradoxical task for marketing practitioners.

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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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