TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

FOREWORD

     Dr John Hewson AM

 

INTRODUCTION

     Philip Crisp

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

 

OUTLINE

 

Part 1: LEADERSHIP

Leadership in a time of disaster—lessons from Black Saturday

  Nick Jans

Leadership—it’s all about you

  Geoff  Gallop

Broaden your perspective and find your path

  Andrew Hughes

Being the leaders we want to see in the world

  Cassandra Wilkinson

Letting in the light—finding your tragic hero

  Nadja Alexander

Tales of public policy formation

  Daryl Dixon

Painting politics in a positive light

  Ray Groom

Escaping the trap of our own creation

  Greg Rudd

 

Part 2: INFLUENCE

Mea culpa—failure as the foundation of leadership

  Peter Shergold

The path to leadership—reflections from a public service career

  Tom Sherman

Four lessons for real leaders

  Sue Vardon

When to step away and when to step up

  Tania Sourdin

Civic dialogue—leading respectful conversations

  Margaret Halsmith

Toxic leadership—psychopaths and psychopathic behaviour in organisations

  Charmine Härtel

Asking for trouble—standing in the headlights of confrontation

  Tim Mendham

Many small things make an economy

  Peter Strong

Reclaiming politics, democracy and the third sector

  Craig Wallace

Obstacles on the way to reform

  Bruce Chapman

 

Part 3: COMMITMENT 

Young people, change making and democracy

  Lucas Walsh and Jan Owen

So you want to be in public life

  Ian Harper

Entering public life by accident

  Melanie Irons

Speaking and writing to be followed

  Christopher Balmford

Reflections on public advocacy

  Richard Cogswell

Change the world with technology

  Marlene Kanga

A volunteer’s perspective on leadership

  Ashlee Uren

Know where you are going and why

  Fiona Jose

Love, luck and unreasonableness

  Andrew Leigh

To the lady in the Lodge

  Anya Poukchanski

 

Part 4: KNOWLEDGE 

On the shoulders of giants

  Peter Acton

Future-taking and future-making for 21st century success

  Peter Ellyard

Seven misunderstandings about elections

  Malcolm Mackerras

Unintended consequences—advice for politicians and policy analysts

  Frank Milne

Market design for new leaders

  Flavio M Menezes

Some problems of politics and knowledge

  Jeremy Shearmur

Australia’s unresolved war crimes challenge

  Tim McCormack

Critical policy challenges for Australia

  Mark Butler