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Working from home threatens the lines of authority in the office

If you weren’t having a conversation about leadership this week, you weren’t really trying.

After the startling sight of the NSW Premier giving evidence to the state’s Independent Commission Against Corruption, it was hard to stop talking about how much we are prepared to forgive those who lead us. Most agree that Gladys Berejiklian gets brownie points for competence, calmness and clear communication, especially in this year of drought, bushfires and coronavirus.

Eventually her colleagues and the electorate will decide whether that is enough, but the exercise raises some interesting questions about our attitudes to leadership at work — and how these have changed in the pandemic.


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