Author(s): Geoff Aigner
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 explains the cultural roots of this problem, and ways we can become more purposeful leaders.
PART I LEADERSHIP IN AUSTRALIA - WHERE ARE WE AT? Chapter 1 Room to move Chapter 2 There's no such thing as a 'leader' PART II THE PARADOXES OF LEADERSHIP AND AUTHORITY IN AUSTRALIA Chapter 3 Introduction to the paradoxes Chapter 4 Paradox 1: Anti-authority and authority-dependent Chapter 5 Paradox 2: Egalitarian and hierarchical Chapter 6 Paradox 3: Relational and competitive Chapter 7: Paradox 4: Battling adversity and living in prosperity PART III SHIFTING PRACTICE Chapter 8 Leading across borders-The great Australian challenge Chapter 9 Leading in Australia-The why before the how Chapter 10 Power, rank and authority Chapter 11 Conflict growth and innovation Chapter 12 Doing business with authority Chapter 13 More than surviving Chapter 14 A new Australian leadership story