"Leon is an outstandingly fluent speaker with a wide repertoire of subjects... his views on governance and business ethics, globalisation and fundamental leadership are informed and convincing."

- Peter Isaacson


Leon Gettler is an author and journalist.

Gettler has written An Unpromised Land (1993) (winner of the National Book Council Award), Organisations Behaving Badly (2005) and 10 Ways To Survive The Corporate World (2015).

For many years, Gettler wrote for The Sun News-Pictorial and The Age.

Gettler’s journalism awards include the United Nations Media Peace Award (1997) and the Professor John Miller Distinguished Achievement Award. From 2000 to 2003, Gettler was co-editor at The Australian Institute of Management's (AIM) journal Management Today. Gettler was a regular freelance contributor to AAP, The Australian, Management Today, Business Spectator, CFO, ProPrint, CRN, Charter, In The Black and Public Accountant.

Leon has a weekly podcast Talking Business

Leon has a PhD focusing on how newspapers can innovate to build partnerships with communities.


Leon writes and manages several blogs. For 9 years, he wrote Sox First(www.soxfirst.com) which covered issues related to the Sarbanes-Oxley act and how it affects the United States business market. Sox First was ranked among the top 50 business blogs on Technorati and has a large international following. It covers corporate governance, ethics and the relationship between business and society. Gettler is frequently approached by US lawyers and journalists to comment on issues covered in this blog.

Gettler's blog Management Line for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald was consistently the top website traffic draw for Fairfax Media Limited. It had significant international readership and was frequently cited by bloggers overseas. Gettler's other blogs included Let's Go EconomicsLet's Go Environment, the AMCRC blog, The Business of Green, and Management Buzz for the Australian Institute of Management.

Leon's blog BizzMaven covers all the business issues


Gettler's first book, An Unpromised Land, received the National Book Council Prize.

His second book, Organisations Behaving Badly, was short-listed for the Blake Dawson Waldron prize for business literature.

His third book is 10 Ways To Survive The Corporate World.

He is currently working other books and ebooks for release later this year.

Public Speaker, Presenter and Lecturer

Gettler is highly sought after as a public speaker and guest lecturer. His depth of knowledge and engaging style invite audiences to explore facts, trends and ideas, and relate them into a cohesive story.

His unique point of view, plain-English style, and sense of humour delights and inspires audiences at events and conferences worldwide.

Podcast Producer and Interviewer

Leon Gettler and commentator Garry Barker produce 2 regular podcasts for the College of Business at RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology): Talking Business and Talking Technology. In these podcasts, Gettler and Barker interview industry experts on a diverse range of business and technology topics.