Thanks to their brazen overconfidence, mediocre men are being promoted to senior roles ahead of vastly more qualified women, writes Darren Saunders. But a reckoning is coming.

Group dynamic

Researchers investigated the secret of good group leadership. What they discovered was as simple as it was powerful.


Brexit, the US election and the parlous state of public leadership in Australia are not anomalies. They represent a dire crisis of public confidence in expertise, knowledge and evidence, writes Rob Brooks.


Social policy researcher in disability services Kristy Muir has been appointed CEO of the Centre for Social Impact.


Australia needs the vision, evidence-based decision making, process and participation that scientist leaders offer, writes Emma Johnston.

business woman

Sincere emotions gain trust, but how about genuine anger?

Michelle Simmons

Leading UNSW female scientists discuss their research and passion for science in a video produced for the Celebrating Women in Science Leadership symposium held at UNSW last week.  

A conversation with  John Howard

UNSW Canberra hosted a conversation with the Honourable John Howard OM AC, Australia’s second longest serving Prime Minister, on the subject of leadership, with former UNSW Vice-Chancellor Professor Fred Hilmer AO, on 23 June 2015.


female manager

The media's portrayal of two high-profile bank CEOs – Mike Smith at ANZ and Gail Kelly at Westpac – during the GFC reveals the gender bias inherent in leadership perceptions, a new analysis shows.

destructive bosses

UNSW Business School researchers have discovered why some managers excel under pressure while others resort to bullying and harassment.