What We Think

Statue of Nelson Mandela at the South African Embassy from Flickr
Statue of Nelson Mandela at the South African Embassy from Flickr
Statue of Nelson Mandela at the South African Embassy from Flickr
Statue of Nelson Mandela at the South African Embassy from Flickr
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Recently, I was asked about the difference between a good leader and a great leader. During my many years at Social Leadership Australia, I’ve been asked this question over and over again... MORE
By Liz Skelton
Natürlich Gewachsenes Yin-Yang CC Wikimedia
Natürlich Gewachsenes Yin-Yang CC Wikimedia
Natürlich Gewachsenes Yin-Yang CC Wikimedia
Natürlich Gewachsenes Yin-Yang CC Wikimedia
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Why progress depends on a partnership of polarities “I can never resonate with more than half of my own home community. People necessarily have a slightly different perspective on issues and... MORE
By Geoff Aigner
The Australian Leadership Paradox
The Australian Leadership Paradox
The Australian Leadership Paradox
The Australian Leadership Paradox
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What's wrong with Australian leadership? Australia's leadership - particularly in politics but also in business and community - is paralysed by a culture of dissatisfaction and complaint.... MORE
By Phil Dodd
We help people, organisations and communities to deliver real change on complex
Image courtesy BRW
Image courtesy BRW
Image courtesy BRW
Image courtesy BRW
SLA in the Media
BRW's Fiona Smith explores Australia's paradoxical culture of mateship. 'One of the Australian characteristics that outsiders often admire is the concept of mateship. It served us well... MORE
By Rachael Vincent
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, by Michel Gantelet
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, by Michel Gantelet
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, by Michel Gantelet
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, by Michel Gantelet
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Carefully choosing and taking up a role is not just the business of stage or film actors. To be successful in any ‘system’ we need to act with understanding about the role we are taking... MORE
By Melissa Pryor
Great White Shark - Wikimedia Commons CC BY Terry Goss
Great White Shark - Wikimedia Commons CC BY Terry Goss
Great White Shark - Wikimedia Commons CC BY Terry Goss
Great White Shark - Wikimedia Commons CC BY Terry Goss
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How not to be a flake when you're swimming with the sharks When I moved to Canberra to be an advisor I was shocked to discover that not only were there hundreds of groups with fiercely... MORE
By Allison Henry
Leadership Beyond Good Intentions by Geoff Aigner
Leadership Beyond Good Intentions by Geoff Aigner
Leadership Beyond Good Intentions by Geoff Aigner
Leadership Beyond Good Intentions by Geoff Aigner
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Good intentions are not enough. You want to change things in your organisation or in the world, but despite your best efforts you run into obstacles and resistance. The temptation is to see the... MORE
By Phil Dodd
Collaboration Masterclass 2013
Collaboration Masterclass 2013
Collaboration Masterclass 2013
Collaboration Masterclass 2013
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Collaboration is difficult work but it can be learned One thing that doesn't change from year to year is the necessity and opportunity to work together. Unless you are Robinson Crusoe you’... MORE
By Liz Skelton
The fantasy of leadership
The fantasy of leadership
The fantasy of leadership
The fantasy of leadership
SLA in the Media
Belief in mythical leaders who can solve all our problems has led to cynicism, disappointment and, critically, inadequate responses to the complex social challenges we face. What we really seek is... MORE
By Rachael Vincent
Changed Priorities Ahead by Addison Berry on flickr CC BY-NC-SA-2.0
Changed Priorities Ahead by Addison Berry on flickr CC BY-NC-SA-2.0
Changed Priorities Ahead by Addison Berry on flickr CC BY-NC-SA-2.0
Changed Priorities Ahead by Addison Berry on flickr CC BY-NC-SA-2.0
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There’s a lot of talk about organisational transformation in management circles these days, but the reality is more likely about trying to find ways to work purposefully together through the... MORE
By Doug Taylor