14 November 2018

Undeniably, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s response to the Christchurch mosque massacres will be remembered as one of strength, courage and above all, compassionate and humane. Across the globe, people of diverse faiths and persuasions have voiced praise for the way Jacinda Ardern has shown herself to be an exemplar of a recontextualised leadership. A leadership that demonstrates inclusion, respect and empathy for all. They see her as an image of hope (McNeilly, 2019; Small, 2019). What are the leadership lessons that can be learnt from Ardern’s responses and actions? This lecture discusses some of the most salient characteristics of Ardern’s recontextualised leadership, and the lessons that can be learnt from it.


Dr Nezar Faris is a lecturer at CITE/UniSA. Nezar is a scholar in Leadership and Management with a focus on the context of Muslim organisations in the West.  He co-authored a book: Leadership in Islam: Thoughts, Processes and Solutions in Australian Organizations (Palgrave MacMillan; 2018). His research interests include leadership processes, power procedures and transitions, ethical leadership, responsible leadership, sense making, cultural complexity, leadership metaphors in organisational contexts, leadership Research methodologies..

DATE:    Thursday 14 November 2019

TIME:     5:45pm for 6pm start to 7pm

VENUE: C1-60 Lecture Theatre, UniSA, Magill Campus

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