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Sexual harassment in the finance services sector is a symptom of the crisis at the heart of leadership

By Alison Pullen, Celina McEwen and Carl Rhodes  In an article published in Women's Agenda, we discuss the culture of violence against women that is prevalent in the finance sector. To address this normalisation of harassment, we argue that there is a need for tackling leadership inequality but mostly a need to change the traditional … Continue reading Sexual harassment in the finance services sector is a symptom of the crisis at the heart of leadership

Why would Australia Post go out of its way to deliver Pauline Hanson’s stubby holders?

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. By Carl Rhodes Back in July, One Nation leader Pauline Hanson appeared in her then-regular spot on Channel Nine’s Today program. During a discussion about the hard lockdown of Melbourne’s public housing towers Hanson said: A lot of these people are from non-English … Continue reading Why would Australia Post go out of its way to deliver Pauline Hanson’s stubby holders?

Not all awareness training impacts inequalities equally

By C. McEwen, A. Pullen and C. Rhodes Does unconscious bias training address inequality? Can it make things worse? We address these questions in a short piece for The Sydney Morning Herald's The Lowdown. Based on early results from our research, we found that unconscious bias training is blinding Australian business to the realities of … Continue reading Not all awareness training impacts inequalities equally

Solidarity is not dead: how workers can force progressive change

This article was originally published at Aeon and has been republished under Creative Commons. Photo by Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty. Google employees in Dublin, Ireland, join others from around the world in protest over claims of sexual harassment, gender inequality and systemic racism at the tech giant. By Carl Rhodes In November last year, … Continue reading Solidarity is not dead: how workers can force progressive change

Leadership and ‘relational intersectionality’: Developing a politically relevant and research-based approach to leadership diversity

We have been working on a way to bridge intersectionality research and relational leadership research to better register the complex intersections of difference that shape how identities are developed and enacted in organizational settings, with a focus on how leadership practices can create and perpetuate regimes of inequality, discrimination and oppression.