Yet it might be worth the money.
He himself said, “there are things I could have handed on the ground much better”.
There are signs he has taken that to heart during the coronavirus outbreak.
It’s been more than getting the narrative right. We’ve seen capable and compassionate leadership, even “servant leadership”.
Problems, not projects, make leaders. Real leaders faced with real problems put their followers before themselves.
Servant leadership works
Our review of 285 studies on servant leadership in 39 countries finds the approach creates better leader-follower relationships, in turn boosting performance metrics including employee satisfaction and well being, commitment, and innovation.
It can help in the polls
It is probably why we react positively in the polls when our political leaders show compassion.
- ^ A$190,000 (www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au)
- ^ ridicule (www.smh.com.au)
- ^ lack compassion (www.sbs.com.au)
- ^ Mr Morrison, I lost my home to bushfire. Your thoughts and prayers are not enough (theconversation.com)
- ^ together we will get through this (theconversation.com)
- ^ servant leaders (journals.sagepub.com)
- ^ Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For (www.modernservantleader.com)
- ^ state-of-the-art review of servant leadership (www.sciencedirect.com)
- ^ done him no harm (www.pollbludger.net)
- ^ correlated with (journals.sagepub.com)
- ^ culture of service (journals.aom.org)
- ^ six dimensions (link.springer.com)
- ^ on a daily basis (www.amazon.com)
- ^ Grattan on Friday: Morrison looks to his messaging on coronavirus and climate (theconversation.com)
Authors: Sen Sendjaya, Professor of Leadership, Swinburne University of Technology