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The Australian leadership paradox : what it takes to lead in the lucky country

Author: Geoff Aigner; Liz Skelton
Publisher: Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why are Australian leaders so reluctant to acknowledge the power they have and unsure what to do with it? Australian Leadership Paradox claims Australians have a serious problem with leadership. It  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoff Aigner; Liz Skelton
ISBN: 9781743310304 1743310307
OCLC Number: 851412833
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Description: 240 pages
Contents: Acknowledgements..Introduction..PART 1: LEADERSHIP IN AUSTRALIA - WHERE ARE WE AT?..1 Room to move..2 There's no such thing as a 'leader'..PART 2: THE PARADOXES OF LEADERSHIP AND AUTHORITY IN AUSTRALIA..3 The water we swim in..4 Paradox 1: Anti-authority and authority-dependent..5 Paradox 2: Egalitarian and hierarchical..6 Paradox 3: Relational and competitive..7 Paradox 4: Battling adversity and living in prosperity..PART 3: SHIFTING PRACTICE..8 Leading across difference - The great Australian challenge..9 Leading in Australia - The why before the how..10 Power, rank and authority..11 The leverage of role..12 Conflict, growth and innovation..13 Doing business with authority - The why..14 Doing business differently - The how..15 More than surviving..16 A new Australian leadership story..Endnotes..Index
Responsibility: Geoff Aigner, Liz Skelton.

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'Aigner and Skelton challenge our understanding of what leadership characteristics are needed in the Australian context, with every page presenting new insights and possibilities... a fascinating Read more...

 
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