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Christine Nixon Praises Julia Gillard’s Leadership Style
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Former Victorian Police Commissioner Christine Nixon delivered last Thursday’s Lunchbox/Soapbox on the subject of leadership. Comparing what she argued are old and new models of leadership, Nixon stressed that qualities such as independence, lateral thinking and openness to the needs of others are key to leadership in a progressive society. She also acknowledged the reluctance of some to leave behind…
New Yorker vs Twitter
It began with Malcolm Gladwell’s article for the New Yorker in which he questioned Twitter’s ability to create political change.
While Gladwell acknowledges that some political action has occurred via social networking - such as recent campaigns for Iran and “Moldova’s so-called Twitter Revolution” - he doesn’t believe any of these have seen real change. He argues that joining a Facebook group for change…
Unsucking Election Jargon
If you’ve felt like you need a translator during this election, you’re not alone. We tried unsuck it which told us that “moving forwards” just means “in the future” which is the same translation for another piece of gobbledygook “On a Go-Forward Basis”. Imagine how this campaign might have played out if Julia had only told us that she wanted to “Proceed on a…
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