Leadership

Guide

17 Apr 2018

What is a highly effective school principal, and what do they do that makes them so effective? The Principal Performance Improvement Tool sets out to answer these questions. It provides a point of reference that principals can use to reflect on their current practices and...

Research report

11 Apr 2018

This study builds on the Leading for Change (2016) report, which provided a snapshot of cultural diversity in the senior leadership of Australian organisations and institutions. This report examines the cultural backgrounds of chief executive officers of ASX 200 companies, federal ministers, heads of federal...

Annual Report

2 Apr 2018

Last year brought highs and lows in the global effort to confront climate change. On one hand, we saw an upsurge in international commitment to action, including deals announced at the extraordinary One Planet Summit that marked two years since the signing of the Paris...

Guide

9 Mar 2018

These guidelines will make it easier for systems and sectors, principals, and other education leaders to find and develop future leaders, and ensure pathways to leadership are clear and inclusive.

Report

27 Feb 2018

This resource looks at efforts by Australia and Papua New Guinea to continue to strive for a bilateral relationship built on the foundation of respect as neighbours and equal partners, in order to foster greater collaboration between the two countries.

Article

26 Oct 2017

What do successful community leadership programs look like? SVA shares insights from programs it has reviewed.

Audio interview

28 Sep 2017

Lisa Paul AO PSM, previously secretary of federal government departments responsible for education and employment, shares her approach to the challenges of leadership, its loneliness and rewards.

Journal article

14 Aug 2017

This paper addresses shortcomings in the scholarship about ‘wicked problems’, and suggests ways of tackling them.

Other text

27 Jul 2017

Amidst all the enthusiasm for 'innovation,' there is only limited understanding of what makes governments innovative. What factors support public sector innovation?

Discussion paper

15 May 2017

This discussion paper is based on a public speech delivered by the Hon. Patrick Nisira MHR, the Vice-President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

Guide

9 May 2017

This guide draws on a wealth of resources including the latest and seminal ideas on leadership. It is intended for emerging and established leaders across the social purpose ecosystem, from not-for-profits through social enterprises to socially responsible businesses.

Book

30 Nov 2016

Governments around the world invest considerable resources in enhancing the capabilities of their civil service administrations with the intention of improving the quality and e ectiveness of public administration. While most developed and many developing nations have established professional bureaucracies that are, in Weberian terms,...

Research report

8 Jun 2016

The Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA)’s State of the Regions series (the ‘series’) provided a platform for robust discussion on economic diversification and growth opportunities within Western Australia’s regional economies.

Delivered over a two-year period, concluding in March 2016, the series involved...

Research report

30 May 2016

Fuelled by the resources boom, the Australian economy has enjoyed an unprecedented 25 years of economic growth, more than doubling in real terms over that period. But, now, the Australian economy is slowing. Productivity is sluggish, employment growth is weakening, and consumer confidence is faltering....

Journal article

28 May 2016

We explore how formal managers' centralities in both positive and negative networks predict followers' perceptions of their leadership. By incorporating social networks and social ledger theory with implicit leadership theories (ILTs), we hypothesize that formally assigned group leaders (managers) who have more positive advice ties...

Journal article

31 Mar 2016

Australia's commitment to overseas complex emergencies involves ever increasing numbers of civilian and police personnel. Just as relatively junior military personnel are expected to demonstrate strategic levels of awareness, flexibility and leadership so civilians are playing critical roles within contemporary combat zones. Many of these...

Research report

17 Mar 2016

Argues that Papua New Guinea’s next generation of leaders should take a new approach in seeking to turn around negative trends in law and order, education, and health.

Executive summary After 40 years of independence there are reasons to be both optimistic and...

Research report

14 Oct 2015

The New Zealand Government, led by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand Defence Force, New Zealand Police and Ministry for Women, has developed a National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security for the period 2015 to 2019. The plan outlines how...

Commentary

21 Sep 2015

Malcolm Turnbull’s diverse career brings new qualities to the prime ministership, but he will need to be careful his larger-than-life persona doesn’t wear thin

So far, there have been no real surprises. The parlous Canning by-election in Western Australia was always going to...

Commentary

Article

15 Sep 2015

The new prime minister brings with him a reputation for levelling with voters. But how frank will he be now he has the top job?

Malcolm Turnbull’s declared intention to commence a sincere dialogue with Australians – to replace Tony Abbott’s slogans with...

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