leadership

#400      43 min 23 sec
Phantom democracies: John Keane on the New Global Despotism

Prof. John Keane

Political scientist and author John Keane on the recent proliferation of corrupt political regimes that employ democratic rhetoric, staged elections, social media and economic growth to cultivate public loyalty and give the appearance of legitimacy. Presented by Peter Mares.

#366      26 min 19 sec
Beyond the caring boss: The powerful management style of Servant Leadership

Prof. Robert C. Liden

Management researcher Prof Robert C. Liden explains the organizational leadership approach of Servant Leadership, in which managers commit to exemplary treatment of employees, who in turn respond with excellent treatment of customers -- thus boosting customer loyalty, and raising corporate culture and performance. Liden argues that the empirical studies he and others are doing into this long-term, people-first management style clearly demonstrate its power to benefit and inspire stakeholders across the spectrum. Presented by Elisabeth Lopez.

#348      29 min 38 sec
Innovation with purpose: Organizations creating and delivering social value

Prof Gerry George

Innovation and entrepreneurship researcher Prof Gerry George looks at how organizations are able to leverage constraints to bring creative approaches to lifting and developing social wellbeing. Presented by Elisabeth Lopez.

#346      31 min 24 sec
Superstar firms in the global economy: Towards a new understanding of international markets

Prof Peter Neary

Oxford economist Prof Peter Neary talks about new research into international trading firms that reveals some uncomfortable truths for policy makers and governments hoping to pick export winners and encourage startups. Presented by Elisabeth Lopez.

#333      33 min 04 sec
Whatever happened to the ozone hole? Lessons in timely action to avert global disaster

Prof David Karoly
Dr Robyn Schofield

Atmospheric scientists Prof David Karoly and Dr Robyn Schofield discuss the hole in the ozone layer over the Antarctic, and what effect timely global action taken in 1987 seems to have had in reversing ozone degradation. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.

#327      28 min 43 sec
Great expectations?: The Millennial Generation makes its mark in the workplace

Assoc Prof Eddy Ng

Human resources researcher Assoc Prof Eddy Ng discusses how the workplace is changing with the entry of Generation Y into management roles. Find out how workers and managers from Baby Boomer and Generation X cohorts cope with Millennials, and how Gen Y'ers themselves are changing as they assume greater responsibilities and rise up the organizational ladder. Presented by Elisabeth Lopez.

#326      28 min 08 sec
Brains trust: How do businesses capture and manage the knowledge they depend on?

Assoc Prof Kwanghui Lim

Intellectual property researcher Assoc Prof Kwanghui Lim discusses how business corporations develop, share and manage knowledge and other forms of intellectual property. He also examines the value of such activities to boost an organization’s competitive advantage, performance, and capacity to innovate. Presented by Elisabeth Lopez.

#320      30 min 17 sec
Stethoscopes to spreadsheets: The rise of the physician-executive

Assoc Prof Helen Dickinson

Public governance and health care reform researcher Assoc Prof Helen Dickinson describes the benefits of getting doctors into positions of leadership in medical organisations and national health care systems. Challenges include luring candidates from the clinic to the executive suite, and providing training to doctors in managerial methods. Presented by Eric van Bemmel.

#232      23 min 10 sec
Going the distance: Lessons in staying motivated on long-term projects

Prof Bruce Barry

Management expert and sociologist Prof Bruce Barry discusses the behaviors and mindsets of those who persevere with long-term -- and very long-term -- projects. Bruce also explains how some businesses can benefit from adopting a longer term view. Presented by Jennifer Martin.

#201      25 min 53 sec
The naked entrepreneur: Deconstructing the modern business icon

Prof. Andre Spicer

Organizational theorist Prof Andre Spicer peers behind the myths surrounding “entrepreneurs” and “entrepreneurship”, and exposes the reality of these oft-heard terms. With host Jennifer Cook.