Australian Institute of Police Management

Leading Self

Leading Self

Quiet leadership

"Having read Quiet Leadership I was struck by both the simplicity with which David Rock tells a story and the significance of the story that he tells. Quiet Leadership gives the reader an opportunity to understand how to get the best out of those for whom we are responsible and also ourselves.

Julie Bishop: women in leadership

Speaking of female leadership, I am a great believer of statistics and evidence to prove that we are achieving our aims or making a difference. The Turnbull government resolved that of the board appointments for which government is responsible, we should have a target of 50% female. I remember the debate very well, “Let’s go for a target of 30%,” and the women in the room, “Really?” 50%, and I’m pleased to say that at last count we were at 42% of all of the board and council positions that the Australian government is responsible for making, are now female.

“Yes, sir”

Leadership and blind obedience in hierarchal organisations

“The paper will contribute to understanding how subordinates and leaders interact and will be of value to all who lead, particularly in structured organisations like the police, where rank plays a factor in establishing a strict hierarchy. It introduces the concept of blind obedience into police leadership and warns that police leaders, and indeed leaders in all hierarchal organisations, must be on constant guard against it.”

When helping hurts: PTSD in first responders

“This is the report of a day-long Australia21/FearLess roundtable exploring better ways of preventing the debilitating mental consequences of traumatic stress and improving mental health outcomes for front-line first responder personnel. The project was supported by the Australian Federal Police, Victoria Police and Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services.”

Source: Source: Australia21 (2018). Available from this link [open access].