'Politics' may be a dirty word but to succeed in leading change we must work politically. How?
In the wake of the recent election, we could be forgiven for wanting to run away from anything with political connotations. 'Politics' is often seen as a dirty word, but if you work in any organisational setting, large or small, then you are often working politically, whether you like it or not. And if we want to make progress on behalf of something we care about, then how we engage with others requires us to work politically.
The real power to lead may lie in surprising quarters: 'What we like teaching people is that they have the capacity to bring about change themselves,' says SLA Director, Geoff Aigner, in this piece by Rick Morton in The Australian. MORE >
The reality behind the much-heralded trend in cross-sector collaborations is that many are ending in failure. SLA Director, Geoff Aigner, suggests how to recognise when to collaborate … and just what it takes to succeed in this piece in Australian Policy Online. MORE >
The potential for collaborative projects to deliver positive social change, innovation and cost-savings is undoubtable. So why do they so often fail? And what does it take to succeed? SLA's Liz Skelton answers in ProBono Australia. MORE >