1 Leadership: Catherine Livingstone Name: Institution: Date:
2 Leader’s Background Catherine Livingstone is the president of the Business Council of Australia. Catherine is an Australian who was born in Nairobi in 1955. Catherine’s parents were British citizens who were living in Nairobi. After living in Nairobi for period of time, they moved back to Britain and later relocated to Australia in 1960 (Korporaal and Urban 2009). Catherine is a married to Michael Sattherwaite who is a finance chief at Saatchi & Saatchi and together, they have three children (Australian Business Review 2009). Previously, Catherine has served in several organisational boards, including Goodman Fielder, CSIRO, Macquarie, and Rural Press. In March, Catherine quit as chairman of Telstra and joined the board of directors of the Commonwealth Bank. Catherine attended Macquaire University where she graduated with honours in Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. Later in 1992, she attended the International Programme for Executive development in Switzerland where she attained the title of the Eisenhower Exchange Foundation Fellow in 1999. Previously, she has earned herself several awards. In 2003, Catherine was awarded the Centenary Medal for her services in business leadership and for her service to Australian society. In the same year, Catherine was awarded the Chartered Accountant in Business Award. In 2008, Catherine became an Officer of the Order of Australia because of her contribution in the fields of technology, science, and innovation. She has also been awarded severally for her role in management and leadership and as one of the most significant contributors to professional organisations. Many authors have argued that the most important thing about a leader is traits rather than skills (Lussier and Achua 2015). In this section, Catherine’s traits and personality, personality profiles, and leadership traits are going to be explored.
3 Approach to Leadership Zaccaro (2007) based the notion of leadership on the idea that leadership is a characteristic ability of extraordinary people. Leadership has more than 220 different definitions and conceptions. Transformational leadership is the single most debated theory within the field of leadership, including leadership in military, cross-culture leadership, personality, virtual teams, and middle manager effectiveness among a variety of others. Catherine is one of the individuals who may be celebrated as some of the transformational leaders in Australia and the world over.
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