Regrettably, research in this area is also unclear. In relational behaviors, Walter and Scheibe found no discernible pattern of results. Age seems to be unrelated to friendliness, treating people as equals, delegating, and being considerate toward others. One study (Shore et al., 2003) found that older workers were more satisfied with older leaders, but younger workers weren’t. … [Read more...] about Leadership: Does Age Matter?
Since moving from Australia to Baltimore, Maryland in the fall of 2017, to assume a visiting professor appointment at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, I’ve not had much time to monitor the Australian daily news cycle save for the occasional glance online. Yet the recent media frenzy and ensuing pandemonium gripping my home state of Victoria have been almost impossible to overlook. Headlines like “African Gang Crisis” and “Deportation Awaits Jailed African Thugs” were emblazoned across the pages of Australia’s major news outlets since the beginning of the new year. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull weighed in to blame the leader of the opposition party for the “growing gang violence and lawlessness,” which was covered by The New York Times. … [Read more...] about Are African Youth Gangs in Australia a Real Threat?