Last week I had the privilege of spending time with Victor Perton. Victor was Senior Adviser in the Australian G20 presidency supporting Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey’s leadership of the Finance Track of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors.
Victor has spent over 20 years in politics and rubbing shoulders with world leaders as commissioner to the Americas. He believes we undervalue Aussie leaders and the impact on building the Australian culture. The OECD statistics back up this view.
Thus he has a passion for building optimism in Australian leadership. As part of building this value of optimism, he is asking the following 4 questions:
- What are your favourite stories of contemporary Australian leaders (especially those you have worked with)?
- What are the unique qualities of Australian leadership and leaders?
- What do Australians want of their leaders?
- Who have been the leaders in your life’s journey? Who or what has inspired you?
If you would like to contribute to his research, follow this link: Australian Leadership Project And why not explore your own leadership and do the survey for yourself?
Measuring optimism in leaders has always been a priority at Bridgeworks – looking at whether people choose to follow you or not. Our Leadership Programs measure your ability to build trust with others – looking at your potential to BUILD (or BURN) your bridges.