These are the words of Donald McGannon, a broadcasting industry executive during the formative years of television in the United States and a vocal advocate for social responsibility in broadcasting. This statement is just as true today, if not more so. Think about the leaders that you see in the news and online or the leaders in your organisation - how visible are their actions?
For organisations to be successful, they need leaders who walk the walk, not just talk the talk. They need leaders who show up and exemplify leadership.
Other research also supports this finding. Leaders who are open and approachable and act with integrity and judgement are more likely foster higher levels of inclusiveness, engagement, commitment, performance and wellbeing in their organisations.  Under good leadership, workers have higher wellbeing and reduced sick leave.
In this edition of SuperFriend News, we examine how to upskill yourself as a leader. We also discuss how effective leadership is truly about uplifting and supporting the success of others and not about the success of the leader.
This current COVID wave has brought about a lot of change and ambiguity, especially for those in NSW who haven’t experienced such a severe lockdown before. We have practical resources for leaders to help guide and support your team through uncertain times, plus insights on productivity during the pandemic and working from home.
I hope you find this edition enlightening and that you stay safe and well during this time.
SuperFriend acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we operate, the lands of the Wurundjeri and Gadigal people, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. As an organisation with national reach, we extend our respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia and pay our respects to their elders past and present.
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