About this Research Project

There is a growing body of research that highlights the relationship between the quality of management, workplace practices and workplace leadership in improving workplace performance.

This review synthesises available research and identifies gaps in knowledge. It provides a valuable foundation of knowledge that will inform the Centre’s research activities and identify opportunities for new and innovative leadership development programs that can assist Australian workplaces to develop management and leadership capabilities required to meet current and future challenges.

The Review explores the skills and capabilities individuals require to be effective leaders and how these can be acquired. It examines different leadership styles and the outcomes, both positive and negative, for employees, teams and organisations. The review concludes that leadership skills and capabilities can be learned, and it explores how these can be developed through different approaches and interventions.


Team Members

Avatar of Dr Ivan Butar Dr Ivan Butar
CWL Researcher (2013-2014)
Avatar of Prof Peter Gahan Prof Peter Gahan
Research Associate
Avatar of Laura Good Laura Good
Avatar of Dr Jesse E. Olsen Dr Jesse E. Olsen
Senior Research Fellow
Avatar of Dr Mulyadi Robin Dr Mulyadi Robin
CWL Researcher (2013-2014)
Avatar of Dr Brigid van Wanrooy Dr Brigid van Wanrooy
CWL Research Manager (Oct 2013-Jan 2015)

Project Leader

Avatar of Angus McDonald
Research Manager (2014-2016)


Project Events

  • The Centre for Workplace Leadership has collaborated with Manufacturing Skills Australia (MSA) to run a series of free consultative industry events across Australia.

    This is a critical time for manufacturing and your participation counts.

    These forums are designed to gather your views on the current situation of Australia’s manufacturing industry to enable government and stakeholders to gain a comprehensive, real-time picture on what is happening in the sector.

    We will also present and discuss the findings of Australia’s most comprehensive study of manufacturing SMEs - the High Performance Manufacturing Work Practices Study.

Partner Organisations

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