Big Kahuna Leadership Survey – The Chief Information Security Officer


Brian Donovan at Donovan Leadership conducts a regular research program known as the Big Kahuna Leadership Survey. He is seeking the views of influential leaders like yourself on leadership challenges that the market faces, with the objective of pooling our collective insights. 

In the latest survey, he is seeking views on the leadership capability of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs). The leadership role of CISOs and their teams is rising as cyber security gains more prominence for every business. CISOs are being asked to play a more strategic role and to influence a wide range of stakeholders around them.Read more

Big Kahuna Leadership Survey White Paper 2016

There is little dispute that digital disruption driven by technology is changing the game for businesses everywhere. Businesses need a game-changing digital and technology strategy and this strategy needs to go hand in hand with developing game-changing leadership capability.

In the latest Big Kahuna Leadership Survey, we asked 47 influential leaders how businesses could develop their leadership capability to meet the challenge of digital and technology disruption, and what could be done to build the game-changing leadership capability that leads to growth.… Read more

Big Kahuna Leadership Survey White Paper 2012

The “Big Kahuna  Leadership Survey” collected the views of 60 influential business and community leaders with the aim of gathering intelligence regarding the development needs of technology leaders.  The aim of the survey is to ensure that we are all better prepared to address those needs and capture the opportunities that technology can provide for businesses in Australia. We asked the Big Kahunas three questions:

  • What is the impact of technology in your sector/business/group?
  • What is the leadership capability of your technology leaders to meet that challenge?
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Big Kahuna Leadership Survey 2009

The “Big Kahuna Leadership Survey” conducted by Donovan Leadership collects the views of fifty influential business and community leaders, with the dual aim of both countering the negative analysis in the market place about the Global Financial Crisis and providing an opportunity for a dialogue between leaders on what it will take to meet the challenges ahead.

We asked the Big Kahuna respondents the following three questions.

  • What is your key leadership challenge over the next twelve months?
  • What are the top 2-3 attributes that you and leaders around you need to meet those challenges?
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Technology Leadership Development Survey

Donovan Leadership conducted a series of one-on-one interviews with fifty Australian and international key opinion leaders to better understand the development needs of technology leaders. The research was motivated by the belief that they are a critical group to nurture, given the increasing reliance of businesses on technology.

The responses from this group of industry leaders have shaped the program offered by Donovan Leadership, with the following key features:

  • Focus on real world business results while building skills
  • Coaching concentrates on communication with key people, ie clients, managers, teams, peers etc
  • A structured program designed around a set of stretch objectives
  • A mixture of theory and practice

Click here to download a copy of the research report into the development needs of technology leaders.… Read more