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What a difference a disciplined team makes

Australia elected a new prime minister last weekend due to a strong disciplined team led by Tony Abbott, the no-nonsense conservative leader of the Liberal party. However all leaders need a solid loyal group around them if they are to fulfil their ambitions. The...

The images we trust

Ambos, firefighters are most trusted; journalists, politicians and talkback hosts are least-trusted. AFTER the week Australia has had, it will probably surprise no one that journalists, politicians and talkback radio hosts are the three least trustworthy groups in the...

Politicians in blue ties, earning their stripes

The ‘men in blue ties’ in politics are getting a lot of attention these days especially since Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard raised them again as an issue in a speech last week. During that time I was conducting a seminar on this hot media topic and the...

Gillard trashes Brand Australia

This week’s leadership crisis in the Australian Labor party has further revealed the political disgrace masquerading as sound management by the Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and her colleagues. “I want to thank everyone for their continuing support of me, as...

Team Rudd Pushing the Brand

by Jon-Michail Recently Therese Rein, wife of ex-Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd was in the media again promoting her husband’s future leadership aspirations in a not too subtle way. The soft piece in The Age illustrates an excellent example of image re-building by team...

With friends like these, who needs an opposition… what a week in politics!

The Federal Shadow Treasurer, Malcolm Turnbull created turmoil for Oppposition Leader Tony Abbott this week in Parliament. Would a corporation survive if it had leadership like this? Check out the following media links: Anger poisons Abbott’s ranks Gillard role...