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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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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 6 to measure perceptions of leadership for the greater good during the first wave of the COVID-19 crisis.

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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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Chart showing Australian Leadership Index results over time from September 2018 to June 2020

Australian Leadership Index Quarterly Report June 2020

Since we started tracking public perceptions of leadership for the greater good, the Australian Leadership Index has never recorded a positive ALI score. During the COVID-19 pandemic, public perceptions have changed dramatically, shifting the ALI score from -13 in March 2020 to +8 in June 2020.

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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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Chart showing Australian Leadership Index results over time from September 2018 to March 2020

Australian Leadership Index Quarterly Report March 2020

The March 2020 quarterly report comes at the end of the bushfire crisis of 2019/2020 and the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, which was in its infancy at the time of data collection. This quarterly report describes the key findings from the March 2020 Australian Leadership Index.

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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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