Leadership



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Leadership for the greater good: a national conversation about leadership in Australia

In this research and insights report, the Australian Leadership Index takes stock of the perceived state of institutional leadership for the greater good in 2021. Moreover, it places these results in the broader context of what the Australian Leadership Index has revealed about leadership for...
Briefing paper

Four leverage points to improve how Australia makes its future

This is a snapshot of the first Next25 Recoded report that explores and synthesises 50 deeply reflective, one-on-one interviews with established and emerging leaders from a diverse cross-section of the future-making system.
Report

Next25 Recoded: understanding and improving how Australia makes its future

This report is the first output from Recoded, Next25's ongoing research and engagement program that builds the knowledge and support required to drive action that improves how Australia makes its future.
Report

Australian Leadership Index: 2020 national survey report

The Australian Leadership Index is a national survey that provides a comprehensive picture of leadership for the greater good in Australia. This report reflects the views of 4,000 Australians surveyed throughout 2020.
Report

The implications of COVID-19 for leadership on sustainability: reflections and discussions

The scale and pace of COVID-related transformations have led to a need for many businesses to re-strategise and to keep adapting. Over September and October 2020, CISL initiated a series of conversations to explore the implications of these challenges and transformations for business action on...
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Leading Thinker residency: behavioural insights and gender equality - final report

The VicHealth Leading Thinkers initiative translates pioneering global approaches in behavioural insights into practical strategies and applications for Victorian organisations. This report outlines the key achievements of the residency, along with some reflections on the journey.
Working paper

Exploring the multiple contributions of the arts and humanities to leadership

This study explored the ways in which the arts and humanities might inform future leadership. The aim was to gather diverse insights across varying fields and consider how these insights might inform leadership responses to some of the most pressing and profound challenges and opportunities...
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CEW ASX200 senior executive census 2020

Now in its fourth year, the CEW Census tracks the annual progress of female representation in the Executive Leadership Teams (ELTs) of Australia’s biggest public companies. This year's report finds that progress in the number of women reaching senior leadership positions in ASX200 companies has...
Conference paper

Customizing Lean leadership: new facilitator case studies

This paper shares success stories from the new facilitators on how their teams, in the company’s value stream, applied Building a Lean Culture with a Lean Leadership (LL) training program knowledge to their business.
Conference paper

A requirement model for Lean leadership in construction projects

A recently conducted survey with corporate members of the LCI showed that the main barriers in Lean implementation are managerial based. To achieve the required change, site managers play a very important role as the linkage between the people responsible for value-adding activities on the...
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Public perceptions of leadership for the greater good during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic

As an extension of the Australian Leadership Index, members of the Australian public were surveyed for eight weeks between March 17 and May 6 to measure perceptions of the degree to which different institutions showed leadership for the greater good in response to the COVID-19...
Report

Australian Leadership Index: 2019 national survey report

The Australian Leadership Index is a national survey that provides a comprehensive picture of leadership for the greater good in Australia. This report reflects the views of 4000 Australians surveyed through 2019.
Report

COVID-19 crisis response and positioning for recovery

The authors outline key themes and points of interest related to COVID-19 crisis response and positioning for recovery. Topics include people and leadership, financial resilience, supply chain, market access and scenario planning.
Article

Morrison, compassion and coronavirus: when crisis refines leadership

News that the Morrison government paid A$190,000 last year for advice on how to empathise with the Australian people was met with ridicule.
Report

Using “functional leadership” to improve government procurement

New Zealand Government Procurement and the State Services Commission need to work together to strengthen the framework that underpins the procurement functional leadership role. This report discusses matters the authors expect New Zealand Government Procurement and the State Services Commission to consider.
Report

Where do leaders come from?

This paper sets out a refined approach to guide the next phase of in-depth research. It argues that future research on developmental leadership can usefully adopt a leader-centred approach.
Report

How is leadership understood in different contexts?

This paper develops a basis for thinking about how followers form perceptions of leaders, the affect this can have on leadership practices, and why this matters for development. It identifies several key areas as important influences on how followers understand leadership.
Data portal

Australian Leadership Index

The Australian Leadership Index measures perceptions and expectations of leadership for the greater good in the government, public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
Conference paper

Enthusiasm for lean

Despite implementing the continuous improvement and respect for people principles as understood from the current research, many lean transformations fail. This paper provides an argument that there is a missing yet important set of elements supporting these principles that needs to be understood, and examines...
Conference paper

Building a lean culture: engaging the value stream

This paper, the third in the series of building a Lean culture, shares success stories on how organizations in the company’s value stream applied Lean Leadership (LL) knowledge to their business including value stream mapping, Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA), go and see, and effective meetings. It also...