Leadership in the Australian Context

Case Studies in Leadership

Carol Dalglish, Peter Evans

Provides both a summary of leadership theory and a theoretical framework for understanding the practice of leadership
Date Published :
March 2011
Publisher :
Tilde Publishing and Distribution
Series :
Tilde Business
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ISBN : 9780734610348

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Little is known of how leadership actually happens in the Australian context. Most of the theory and case study material in leadership is drawn from the US. And, even within the US literature, leadership examples are most frequently drawn from the business arena and focus largely on anglo-celtic men. This is not a true reflection of the diversity of Australian society nor of leaders in Australia. Leadership in the Australian Context: Case Studies in Leadership provides both a summary of leadership theory and a theoretical framework for understanding the practice of leadership. It then offers in-depth case studies of 11 Australian leaders drawn from across business, politics, the public and not-for-profit sectors as well as across age groups and gender. From these case studies is drawn a synopsis of what these leaders have in common and what the key factors are to successful leadership in the Australian context.

About The Author

CAROL DALGLISH is Associate Professor at QUT in the School of Management. Previously Carol has taught, studied and consulted in Australia, England, South Africa, Europe and Asia. Prior to joining QUT, Carol worked as a management consultant and held a number of senior management positions in the public sector in Australia and abroad.

PETER EVANS is Principal of Leadership Education Australia, and lectures in leadership and strategy to MBA students at two universities. He has co-authored books on leadership and higher education teaching and learning. Peter has been CEO of a national company, owned a small business, been a Head of Department in local government, and worked for ten years in the not-for-profit sector. He currently chairs two not-for-profit organizations.

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