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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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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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Leadership for the greater good and responsiveness to society

Leadership for the greater good and responsiveness to key stakeholders

One of the many factors that makes leadership complicated is identifying the stakeholders whose interests ought to be considered in any given decision or course of action. The need to consider the interests of specific communities, society-at-large and future generations complicates the work of socially responsible leadership.

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Leadership for the greater good and ethicality

Leadership for the greater good and ethicality

Against a backdrop of ethical scandals, there is a growing appreciation of the need for ethical leadership. ALI research reveals that ethicality is a strong predictor of leadership in the government, public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

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Leadership for the greater good and transparency

Leadership for the greater good and transparency

Transparency is a buzzword of modern leadership and governance. In the context of public concern about political and business ethics and low trust in government and business, improving transparency is one way in which leaders can restore public trust in their institutions.

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Leadership for the greater good and accountability

Leadership for the greater good and accountability

Accountability is a buzzword of modern leadership and governance. In the context of public concern about political and business ethics and low trust in government and business, improving accountability is one way in which leaders can restore public trust in their institutions.

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Leadership for the greater good and the creation of social value

Leadership for the greater good and the creation of social value

There is growing concern about the social value created by organisations, especially in the business sector. The literature on social responsibility, ethical and responsible leadership is another manifestation of this widespread concern for the social value created by organisations and institutions.

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What is leadership for the greater good?

Due to unethical conduct, irresponsible leadership and distrust of institutions, there is a pervasive sense that we are not well served by our leaders. Too often, leaders serve a narrow group of interests before the public interest. There is a yearning for a culture of leadership that serves the greater good.

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Explainer: The Greater Good and Why it Matters More Than Ever

Explainer: The Greater Good and Why it Matters More Than Ever

Although the term civilisation has less currency today than it once did, most of us see ourselves as living in a civilisation. And, as posited by John Ralston Saul, our understanding of civilisation tends to be centred on a sense of shared destiny; on shared interests, collective purpose and a common future.

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