1.0 SUMMARY OF THE CASE
This case is about different leadership’s characteristics of four nominees for the AFR BOSS 2004 True Leaders List. The panelists saw that the criteria used to assess true leaders which were success in business and in organization; an ability to inspire and nurture staff is not applicable anymore in the 21st century organization. Today’s great leaders are in need for a more realistic and human leadership style and focus on social responsibility as well. The first nominee is Michael Hawker the CEO of Insurance Australia Group. Michael Hawker focused on communicating the organizational values towards his employees. He believes that by making the employees understand about those values it could create responsibility, accountability and competitiveness for the long term future and the jobs of the people within the organization. The second nominee is Theresa Gattung the CEO of Telecom New Zealand which assumes that leadership is about authenticity and character. She believes that by very open to her mistakes and vulnerabilities, it will encourage feedback from her predominantly male senior management team. By doing this, she believes that she will gain respect and the employees will support her. The third profile would be the CEO of Autoliv Australia, a car restraint manufacturer Robert Franklin. His leadership style was aim to nurture a diverse and flexible workforce in line with the globalization and changing needs of economy nowadays. He also believes on fairness, behaving ethically and treating people as you expect to be treated. The last profile is Tony Howarth the Chairman of Alinta a national energy corporation. For Tony Howarth, the key attributes to strong leadership are financial literacy means that have strong ability to invest in people, being visionary and bring others with him in an environment of loyalty and trust.
2.0 DRIVERS OF CHANGE
The driver of change is any situation or forces that lead to change. In...