The Chiefs: A Study of Strategic Leadership

Author: 
Nicholas Jans

In 2007, a research project was undertaken by Dr Nick Jans, Jamie Cullens and Dr Stephen Mugford, analysing the process of top-level strategic leadership in the Australian Defence Community. The outcome of the research formed the basis of ‘The Chiefs: A Study in Strategic Leadership’, a paper which now serves as a 'strategic leadership primer' for senior leaders. Research was based on interviews with present and past Chiefs of Service, present and past senior public servants, present and past politicians, and academics. The project was sponsored by ACM Angus Houston during his time as CDF.