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Why Good Leaders Make Bad Decisions

by Andrew Campbell, Jo Whitehead, and Sydney Finkelstein, The Harvard Business Review; February 2009. Why do good leaders sometimes make poor decisions? According to this Harvard Business Review article, leaders are just as vulnerable to basic cognitive biases as the rest of us. Additionally, we entrust leaders to make public decisions that affect other people’s lives and livelihoods — meaning the consequences of these decisions are more exposed. Authors Campbell, Whitehead, and Finkelstein raise awareness … Continue reading

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Disclosure Regimes for Charities and Not-for-Profit Organisations

by The Senate Standing Committee on Economics, Senate Printing Unit, Parliament House, Canberra, Australia; December 2008. Leaders of Australian third sector organisations may soon face new national disclosure regulations with the Australian Senate Standing Committee on Economics’ recent report on models to improve governance, accountability, and transparency in the not-for-profit sector. Historically, Australia’s legislation regulating not-for-profits came about in a piecemeal fashion, with lack of a coordinated approach to transparency and accountability. Charities are not … Continue reading

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