Leadership is the action of leading a group of people or an organization, or the ability to do this.


There are many aspects to leadership and skills and qualities that a good leader should either have or understand, including:

Dale Carnegie's Leadership Advice

  1. Begin with praise and honest appreciation.
  2. Call attention to people’s mistakes indirectly.
  3. Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person.
  4. Ask questions instead of giving direct orders.
  5. Let the other person save face.
  6. Praise the slightest improvement and praise every improvement.
  7. Be “hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise.”
  8. Give the other person a fine reputation to live up to.
  9. Use encouragement. Make the fault seem easy to correct.
  10. Make the other person happy about doing the thing you suggest.


The following 'Leadership' related issues have been identified as challenges for some councils via the local government collaboration project survey and/or added directly. (Please feel free to add to the list)

  • local government holds expertise in service delivery at the expense of leadership, management, collaboration and innovation.

If you have any thoughts on how to best meet these challenges, please feel free to share them by clicking on the 'discuss' button below and starting a conversation or by contributing to this page directly.

Related Pages

External Links & References

  1. Google Search
  2. Wikipedia
  3. Leadership Quotes
  4. Leadership Victoria
  5. A Leader's Framework for Decision Making - Harvard Business Review (November 2007)
  6. Distributed leadership at Google - Ivey Business Journal (June 2013)
  7. 21st Century Leadership: 3 Master Strokes By Elon Musk - Forbes (June 2014)
  8. Eric Schmidt on Leadership & Success - Medium (October 2015)
  9. Dale Carnegie's Secrets of Success
  10. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (Youtube)
  11. Humility in Leadership: Attaining Mightiness - Govloop (January 2018)
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