Are responsible leaders powerful, or empowering?
Queensland Business Monthly and Griffith Business School partnered to find the responsible leaders of the future. Offering a total prize package up to $130,000, we encouraged the next generation of business leaders to enter.
2019 Competition details coming soon
Win a full MBA scholarship
Competition overview and process
Entries for the 2018 competition opened on in July 2018 and closed in September 2018. Please see the stages of the competition below.
9.00 am, Friday 27 July 2018
Competition registration closes
11.59 pm, Wednesday 5 September 2018
Applicants progressing to stage two notified
Tuesday 11 September 2018
6.00 pm, Tuesday 18 September 2018
Reflective essays due
11.59 pm, Tuesday 25 September 2018
Applicants progressing to stage three notified
Monday 1 October 2018
Final pitch video due
11.59 pm, Monday 8 October 2018
QBM announced the winner and runner up in the October 2018 edition of QBM.
The winner, runner up and finalists were also celebrated at the Griffith Business School Gala Dinner on Friday 2 November 2018.
Competition eligibility criteria
To be eligible to enter the competition, applicants must fulfil the following criteria:
Entrants must provide the following documents with their initial entry during Stage one of the competition:
- a 250 word (maximum) personal statement outlining past and/or current practices that demonstrate responsible leadership, and/or your future plans to become a responsible leader
- a current CV that demonstrates fulfilment of the MBA Admission requirements
- copies of Official Academic Transcripts for completed qualifications
Professor David Grant joined Griffith University as Pro Vice Chancellor (Business) in January 2016. He is an internationally distinguished scholar with extensive leadership experience. Previous to his appointment at Griffith he was Senior Deputy Dean at UNSW Australia Business School. David is regarded a pre-eminent scholar in the field of Organisational Studies with particular expertise in leadership development and organisational change. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2008, and has held honorary and visiting positions at the King’s College, London, The University of Auckland Business School, UTS, UC Santa Barbara, The University of Melbourne and McGill University.
Louise Brannelly has been editor of The Courier-Mail's business section for more than a decade. She also edits the paper's Queensland Business Monthly magazine which showcases the best business journalism in the state. Louise has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Business degree majoring in journalism. She is an experienced reporter who has covered the banking, resources, retail, agriculture and small business sectors. She began her career at the weekly newspaper Business Queensland. Prior to joining The Courier-Mail, Louise was a finance reporter for Australian Associated Press.
Christopher Fleming is a Professor and MBA Director at Griffith Business School, a founding member of the Griffith Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, a member of Griffith University’s Cities Research Centre, and a Senior Associate of MainStream Economics and Policy. An applied micro-economist with teaching, consulting and public policy experience, Christopher’s research and consulting interests include social and economic project/program evaluation, natural resource and environmental economics, and the economic determinants of subjective wellbeing. Prior to joining Griffith Business School, Christopher worked as a senior consultant for Marsden Jacob Associates and as a senior advisor for the New Zealand Ministry for the Environment.
Stephanie has nearly 2 decades of professional expertise dealing with managing and leading people through her various career roles as an educator, business analyst, sustainability and project manager, management consultant, and now current director of Broad Aperture based in Brisbane. With 5 degrees under her belt, Stephanie has a passion for translating strategy to benefit industries and communities. As an MBA student, she spearheaded a charity project – Kinder Bleep – aimed at developing the musical interests of long-term patients at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. A highly experienced cultural change agent, Stephanie started her first consultancy in 2011. She continues to follow her passion for leading change and disrupting industries on a global scale with a new initiative in promoting the role of women in the red meat industry.
The Griffith MBA. It's the new kind of MBA
Like all MBAs, the Griffith MBA explores all of the business disciplines you would expect—accounting and reporting, economics, finance, people management, marketing, strategy and innovation. However, what makes our MBA different is that it’s built on core values that are crucial to doing business in the 21st century: responsible leadership, sustainable business practices and an Asia-Pacific perspective. If you are looking to develop your critical thinking skills and identify new solutions that will improve the world around you, then the Griffith MBA is the right fit for you.