strategy

What it really means to be a strategic thinker

Strategic thinking feels like a vague, ungraspable buzzword business-types throw out to sound important. The truth: it’s literally child’s play. Dorie Clark explains in her LinkedIn Learning course, Strategic Thinking. When we are young, we question everything. Our favorite word when we are 2-years-old – why. And then, society smashes that out of us. “We spend a lot of our […]

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Regenerating political leadership in a populist age

If Australia’s main parties are to regain popular support they will need some radical thinking, a focus on consensus, and a willingness to listen By Professor Gareth Evans, Chancellor, Australian National University; University of Melbourne alumni There has been a notable decline in the quality of Australian politics and policymaking in recent times, with prime […]

The McKinnon Prize – recognising political leadership in Australia

The McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership aims to recognise political leaders who have driven positive change and encouraged a national discussion about the role of leadership By Michael Gordon, University of Melbourne It began with a chat over coffee in Carlton and culminated in a phone call 12 months ago that might be the catalyst for […]