The Future of Leadership in Australia

04 September, 2017

By Six Degrees (Australia)

Six Degrees Executive has commissioned research on the ‘Future of Leadership in Australia’. Through an extensive survey of over 1,300 leaders in corporate Australia, they have identified significant gaps between how business leaders are currently operating and the values their employees are increasingly seeking.

Discussing the report, Six Degrees Executive CEO Paul Hallam said; “Leadership is fundamentally changing. Great leaders understand this, and they are constantly looking for new ideas and insights to inform their decision making, harness the power of diversity and drive outcomes.”

Research highlights:

  • The report surveyed over 1,300 business leaders in Australia, and includes interview content from more than 35 of Australia’s most rganizati CEOs and executives, including AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan, former Swisse CEO Radek Sali, beyondblue CEO Georgie Harman, and Google Australia MD Jason Pellegrino
  • Only 8% of survey respondents strongly agreed that culturally, Australia encourages the development of great leaders
  • Only 8% of survey respondents strongly agreed there is a strong pipeline of leaders in the Australian workplace
  • Only 11% of respondents strongly agreed that Australian workers respect leaders in their rganization; and
  • 4 of 10 respondents believed their rganization is poorly placed to develop leaders.

Over 35 CEOs and senior executives interviewed. Including:

  • Jason Pellegrino, Managing Director, Google
  • Fiona Lang, COO, BBC Worldwide
  • Preeti Bajaj, Vice President, Schneider Electric
  • Terry Svenson, CEO, Cerebos
  • Peter Birtles, GMD & CEO, Super Retail Group
  • Don Meij, CEO, Dominos
  • Gill McLachlan, CEO, AFL
  • Georgie Harman, CEO, Beyondblue
  • Angus McKay, CEO, 7Eleven
  • Cameron Trainor, CEO, JB Hi Fi
  • Catherine Tanna, MD, Energy Australia

Read and download the full report here:

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