Swinburne Leadership Institute


How to inspire a Royal Commission

The Swinburne Leadership Institute presents the third in its series Change Agents, which profiles the extraordinary work of ordinary citizens who emerge to lead important social change. Joanne McCarthy and Peter Fox discuss how they overcame the odds to force a government to finally address...
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Citizen juries - leadership for a new democracy

How would you like to actively participate shaping government policies, not just indirectly through your vote? Citizen juries allow just that. State and local governments have started to use citizen juries to address issues like infrastructure, budgeting or reforming the electoral system. These participatory democracy...

Swinburne leadership survey: index of leadership for the greater good

The Swinburne Leadership Survey is the flagship research program of the Swinburne Leadership Institute that examines Australian’s beliefs about the nation’s leaders and citizens. Conducted in late 2014, the Swinburne Leadership Survey is a benchmark study and underpins our goal of contributing to the renewal...

A great leader: the wisdom of the sages

Australians reward leaders who stand by core beliefs and, on occasion, flex their muscle WHEN a giant kauri crashes in the forests of south-western Australia, every creature trembles and, if only for a moment, all life is stilled. This month saw the passing of a...

Reimagining leadership for a fairer Australia

This dialogue examines the growth of inequality in Australia. Summary This Dialogue, recorded at Swinburne on 18 September 2014, focused on one of the ‘elephants in the room’ – the growth of inequality in Australia. Australia was, and remains, less unequal than other western nations...