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The Australian Leadership Project


The mission of the Australian Leadership Project is to "Celebrate, Understand and Improve Australian leadership."

Our core belief is "The leader looks like the person in your mirror."

The Project was founded in 2015 when our founder Victor Perton returned to Australia after working as a Trade Commisisoner in the Americas and then as a senior adviser to the G20 presidency.  He was confounded by the negativity of language around leadership in Australia.

The interviews and research shared by global leadership centres identified three attributes which form the unique Australian leadership style: Egalitarianism; Self-Effacing Humour; and, no Bullshit Plain Speaking.  Today the core of the enterprise is a creative commons treasure trove with hundreds of interviews on Australian Leadership, analyses and profiles of Australian Leaders.  

It concluded the leadership is pretty good in relative terms (could be better) and the lead researchers were still mystified by the negativity of everyday Australian conversation and media-coverage. 

Our Eureka moment in late 2017, it's not the leadership, it's the fog of pessimism.  After almost two years of additional research, the project spawned The Centre for Optimism which globally fosters realistic and infectiously optimistic leadership.

The Centre for Optimism maintains the Australian Leadership Project and is rejuvenating the research.

Survey: What's Australian Leadership in the 2020s?



You can read some of the interviews and materials on the Australian Leadership Blog 

Use our Australian Leadership Survey as a reflection and gratitude exercise

Join 2500 leaders in the LinkedIn Australian Leadership Group

Join us on the Australian Leadership Facebook Page and add material!

Join us on Twitter:   @australianlead and @aussieleader    Be lively, please retweet us and comment frequently.

Volunteer to help

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The mission of the Australian Leadership Project is to "Celebrate, Understand and Improve Australian leadership." The core of the enterprise is a creative commons treasure trove with hundreds of interviews on Australian Leadership, analyses and profiles of Australian Leaders at www.australianleadership.com

 

Join us in the Mission!  Improve your leadership! 
We believe leaders look like the person in your mirror.

Read our Interviews at www.australianleadership.com

Use our Australian Leadership Survey as a reflection and gratitude exercise

Join 1440 other leaders in our LinkedIn Australian Leadership Group

Join us on the Australian Leadership Facebook Page and add material!

Join us on Twitter.    Be lively, retweet us and comment frequently.

Volunteer to help: Use our Australian Leadership Survey form which has suggestions on how you can help or contact Victor Perton.

 

While the core of the Project is to give free voice to the positive stories of millions of Australian leaders, due to interest, requests and demand we also deliver a few high-quality bespoke services including leadership roundtables, retreats, conference keynotes and speeches, board strategy meetings and a very limited number of one-to-one coaching engagements and leadership search for optimistic & empathetic leaders and directors.

Our philosophy is we don't compete - we collaborate with anyone!

The mission of the Australian Leadership Project is to "Celebrate, Understand and Improve Australian leadership." The core of the enterprise is a creative commons treasure trove with hundreds of interviews on Australian Leadership, analyses and profiles of Australian Leaders at www.australianleadership.com

 

Join us in the Mission!  Improve your leadership! 
We believe leaders look like the person in your mirror.

Read our Interviews at www.australianleadership.com

Use our Australian Leadership Survey as a reflection and gratitude exercise

Join 1440 other leaders in our LinkedIn Australian Leadership Group

Join us on the Australian Leadership Facebook Page and add material!

Join us on Twitter.    Be lively, retweet us and comment frequently.

Volunteer to help: Use our Australian Leadership Survey form which has suggestions on how you can help or contact Victor Perton.

 

While the core of the Project is to give free voice to the positive stories of millions of Australian leaders, due to interest, requests and demand we also deliver a few high-quality bespoke services including leadership roundtables, retreats, conference keynotes and speeches, board strategy meetings and a very limited number of one-to-one coaching engagements and leadership search for optimistic & empathetic leaders and directors.

Our philosophy is we don't compete - we collaborate with anyone!

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Port Melbourne, Melbourne
Victoria 3206
Australia

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