• Mike Baird: The value of authenticity

    Andrew Trounson     |      January 22, 2020

    The McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership recognises those who’ve driven change though visionary leadership. Former NSW premier Mike Baird says leaders need a broad vision that gets people off the couch and cabinet ministers out of their chairs.

  • Who’s in the driving seat?

    Rod Lyon     |      December 12, 2019

    Global leadership works best when liberal great powers embrace a shared, inclusive vision of global order, jointly manage the challenges to that order, and fund the public goods that underpin it. Lately, things haven’t been going so well.

  • The world needs political leadership from its democracies

    Chris Patten     |      November 11, 2019

    Democratic leaders must teach their electorates once again that countries must cooperate to tackle global problems such as mass migration, arms proliferation and environmental loss.

  • Good policy needs strong leadership

    Andrew Trounson     |      October 25, 2019

    Former deputy Labor leader Jenny Macklin argues that empathetic leaders will have to to stand up and fight to overcome the trust deficit in Australian politics and deliver key policies.

  • Credit where it’s due?

    Seth Robinson     |      August 3, 2019

    As voters and employees, we are more likely to attribute the good outcomes of a leader’s decisions to luck, and bad ones to personal failure.

  • 4 reforms to improve leadership stability

    Heath Pickering     |      August 31, 2018

    Australian prime ministers now struggle to survive a term in office, falling at the hands of their own nervous MPs before they can face the electorate a second time. How could party rules to changed to ease the churn of the top job in the country?

  • If you don’t look, you don’t see

    Alan Finkel     |      April 6, 2018

    Australia’s chief scientist, Dr. Alan Finkel, argues that Australia’s innovation performance is much better than many critics assume and outlines the pursuit of new metrics to capture its true value in the economy.

  • Physician heal thyself

    Peter Fritz     |      March 6, 2018

    Many public advisory committees lack the information and training they require to produce the right policy proposals. Peter Fritz urges the creation of a new entity to give them the support they need to make more innovative and effective recommendations.

  • Mirror, mirror, on the wall…

    Max Thomas     |      March 5, 2018

    Max Thomas makes an impassioned plea for rational debate and enlightened leadership to tackle the pressing economic and environmental problems of our time.

  • When Conspiracies Meet: Donald Trump and the JFK Files

    Binoy Kampmark     |      October 24, 2017

    Donald Trump announced plans to release classified JFK files. Dr Binoy Kampmark, lecturer in Global Studies at RMIT, considers what the documents may reveal.

  • The female leader vs the female boss

    Karina Keisler     |      April 3, 2017

    There’s no one-size fits-all model, but here are some of the traits of a good female leader according to Karina Keisler, nbn’s Executive General Manager of Corporate Affairs.

  • The value of leadership courage

    Gabrielle Davies     |      March 24, 2017

    Today’s leaders need to be skilled in navigating economic benefits, social values, shareholder expectations, obligations towards their employees and many more. Gabrielle Davies says the one constant in leadership is the need for courage.