Leading Edge – September Edition: Introduction

Welcome to the September edition of Leading Edge.

Ann Messenger, Chair of the Board

The Institute is proud to announce the launch of our first book on leadership practice, Leadership Matters: 7 skills of very successful leaders. Co-authored by IML’s Chief Executive, David Pich, and myself, Leadership Matters is unapologetically practical, revolving around seven essential leadership skills identified by the Institute’s Policy and Research team. Each of the seven skill based chapters are guest-authored by experts on key leadership practices with case studies from global organisations including Hewlett-Packard and Unilever.

Emphasising leadership in action, Leadership Matters shows us what great leadership looks like through a series of interviews with leaders from around the world, including:

  • Alan Joyce AC, CEO of Qantas
  • Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize recipient
  • Neelam Dhawan, Managing Director of Hewlett-Packard India
  • Cobus de Swardt, Managing Director of Transparency International
  • Gloria Ai, Founder of iAsk Media
  • Adi Godrej, Chairman of Godrej Group and Vikas Goswani, Sustainability Head of Godrej Group
  • Chris van Nieuwerburgh, Professor at Henley Business School
  • Jun Wang, Founder of iCarbonX

To celebrate the launch of Leadership Matters: 7 skills of very successful leaders, the Institute is holding three events in BrisbaneMelbourne and Sydney. Join us at these celebrations and hear more from our guest authors on the 7 skills you need to become a successful leader.  Places are limited, so register today! If you would like to purchase the book, copies are available from the Institute’s website. Bulk pricing can be accessed via emailing the Membership Services team at LM7@managersandleaders.com.au.

In the quest to raise management and leadership standards in Australia, we encourage you to take part in our 2017 Australian Management Capability Index (AMCI) survey as part of the movement to improve management capability. The Australian Management Capability Index provides an opportunity for CEO’s and senior executives to track management performance over time and contributes to building a longitudinal profile of management capability in Australia.

The AMCI is based on a self-assessment of ten key drivers of management capability that contribute to sustainable performance.  Each driver is comprised of several statements or subcategories against which an index is made.  Last year’s AMCI results were interesting as we saw a rise in Australia’s overall management capability for the first time in four years.  Integrity and Corporate GovernanceFinancial Management and External Relationships remained at the top of the list and there was also an increase in the Application of Technology and Knowledge capability.

As a survey participant you will receive a complimentary copy of the results once released. To take part in this opportunity to compare your organisation, and identify areas for development, please email the Research team at surveys@managersandleaders.com.au for further details.The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete, and your response will remain confidential. Survey closes on Friday 8th September so contact the team today to be eligible.

The Leadership Matters Conference will return in the latter part of the year in SydneyTownsville and Brisbane. This time we focus on the ‘7 Attributes of Very Successful Leaders’. The program explores a range of topics designed to develop you as leader. Conference attendees will learn how to integrate the seven key leadership attributes into their personal management style from a cast of inspirational speakers. Visit https://managersandleaders.com.au/conference-2017/ to register today.

As we look forward to October, the Institute has several events and opportunities for Members to get involved. From networking, Mentoring, Masterclasses, Chartered Manager and the Australian Leadership Excellence Awards. View the Events calendar available on our website, or log in to the portal today.