Roy Morgan Research recently conducted a nation-wide poll to discover Australia's most admired public figures. In a surprising result, the top ten was chiefly made up of politicians, with not a single sports personality making the cut. Read on to see the full list, along with some tips on how to emulate the highest ranking man and woman.
For its national poll, Roy Morgan asked 10,209 Australians to name the three public figures that they admired the most. The top spot was taken out by current US president Barack Obama, followed by former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard at #2.
John Howard, Kevin Rudd, Tony Abbott, Quentin Bryce and Malcolm Turnbull also made the top ten. In fact, the only non-politicos on the list were Queen Elizabeth II and er, Dick Smith.
Here is the Top Ten, along with their percentage of the vote among males and females:
It should be noted that the Roy Morgan poll was conducted in 2013 between January and December. We also suspect that many of the participants were simply naming political figures from the news in a bid to sound brainy. (Abbott? Really?)
That said, there's no denying that the people on this list possess certain leadership qualities that some people find appealing. If you'd like to be more like Obama, click here for a handful of his favourite productive tips. If Julia's more your bag, these negotiation tactics could be worth a look.
[Via Roy Morgan]