Research also suggests that older leaders are more likely to take a passive approach to their leadership role—for example, delegating many duties and becoming actively involved only in crisis situations. They are also more likely to maintain the status quo rather than respond to new opportunities that arise. In some situations, maintaining rather than innovating would be a positive. In others, a negative. … [Read more...] about Leadership: Does Age Matter?
The Sudanese-born population in Australia is disproportionately young and male. Almost half are under the age of 25 and there is an estimated gender imbalance of 10 percent (in favor of males). Moreover, the ratio of Sudanese-born people below 50 to those above 50 is at eleven to one. In other words, the Sudanese-born youth population drastically outnumbers the adult population. Caregivers and parents, who are often coping with family separation and their own integration stressors are sometimes unable to provide the support, guidance, and monitoring for younger relatives, some of whom have complex needs (including mental health and behavioral problems) and are susceptible to negative influences. Crime statistics indicate that only a small percentage of those who are justice-involved in Victoria are Sudanese. The figures also point to a serious over-representation of Sudanese in both youth and adult correctional populations. The significance of these figures has been both … [Read more...] about Are African Youth Gangs in Australia a Real Threat?