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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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The paradox of virtue signalling

September 29, 2021

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 ...

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What We Can Learn About Leadership from Cuomo’s Resignation

August 17, 2021

The public expects more ethical and responsible leadership, now more than ever. Scandals such as this capture the public’s attention and erode trust in leaders, as evidenced by global public opinion polls.

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Seen to be green? Research reveals how environmental performance shapes public perceptions of our leaders

July 15, 2021

Governments wanting to be seen as good leaders must have strong, well-implemented climate and environment policies. And when media coverage and public debate is heavily focused on these issues, governments cannot easily brush them aside.

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What we expect from our leaders: An intergenerational comparison

July 6, 2021

Is there any evidence to suggest people of different ages have different expectations concerning leadership? We answer this question with data collected from the Australian Leadership Index.

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Women Losing Trust in Political Leaders Shows New Swinburne Research

April 16, 2021

Australian Leadership Index shows women’s perception of federal leaders took a steep dive from the end of 2020 to the first quarter of 2021.

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2020 Australian Leadership Index Annual Report

2020 Australian Leadership Index Annual Report

April 12, 2021

In 2020, COVID-19 created a strong focus on leadership, placing increasing pressure on leaders to make decisions for the public interest, particularly at federal and state government level.

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Small business might be key to Australia’s recovery, but a collective effort is required

Small business might be key to Australia’s recovery, but a collective effort is required

February 25, 2021

Australians believe small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have the potential to drive our recovery post-COVID-19, but a collective effort from government, business and consumers is needed to help them thrive.

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With Biden now President, how should the Republican Party ready itself for 2024?

With Biden now President, how should the Republican Party ready itself for 2024?

February 11, 2021

When the dust from the election finally settles, Republicans will be faced with the challenge of finding a replacement leader for Trump and the question of how to position their party more broadly. The temptation ...

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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

December 8, 2020

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, ...

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Pandemic widens gap between government and Australians’ view of education

Pandemic widens gap between government and Australians’ view of education

November 12, 2020

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 ...

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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

October 17, 2020

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 ...

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Leadership through the first wave of COVID-19

Leadership Through the First Wave of COVID-19

July 13, 2020

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 ...

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