Tag: Leadership

  Better Together

When is it best to compete and when is it best to collaborate? This article looks at the difference between taking a competitive and collaborative approach to a task, particularly in the context of the Thai cave rescue of 12 young soccer players and their coach.

  Enlighten Up

This article examines the work of American geologist Gregg Braden, who contends that our society is being negatively influenced by an outdated understanding of the evolutionary model, due to the fact that it does not account for the significant progress humans have made by employing a collaborative, rather than a distinctly competitive approach to each other.

  A Show of Respect

This article examines a number of instances of bullying by political leaders in Australia and beyond and how we can instead take a respectful approach to those around us.

  A Day of Unity

This article explores whether we should change the date of Australia Day from January 26th.

  The Dumb Loop

This article relates to a recent session by political journalist Laura Tingle on the impact of staff cuts on what news is reported and the way that it is reported. The session was at the Word for Word Non-Fiction Writer’s Festival that took place in Geelong in November 2017.

  Harness Mood

This article relates to an increase in workplaces drawing upon a number of scientifically supported strategies from the field of positive psychology to bolster mood, well-being, productivity and effectiveness.  

  Led Up the Path

An article looking at why democratically elected leaders are chosen in today’s society, particularly in the context of logos, pathos and ethos, mentioned by Aristotle as the three main types of influence.

  Trump May Leave Us with Quite a Mess

An article examining the aspects of narcissistic personality disorder in the context of recent implication from the mainstream media that Donald Trump displays the characteristics of a narcissist.

  Act Now to Create Climate of Change

This article looks at Donald Trump’s history of climate change denial and explores the need to act politically in order to contain the ongoing and future risks currently being assessed by climate scientists.

  Why We Must Make the Effort Not to Let Fear Win

This article reflects upon a terrorist attack in Berlin and a thwarted terror attack in Melbourne. It reiterates the need for those in power to avoid polarising and scapegoating groups of people where possible and highlights the dangers that scapegoating people causes when enshrined in law.