Politicians and personality: a guide for councillors (Third edition)

2013LGAPoliticiansA guide for councillors to understand difference, work more effectively, and get their message across.

In a nutshell you need to be prepared to speak out but also to listen; to focus on the here and now as well as the big picture stuff of the future; you need to develop empathy with people and motivate them but check out the business case and press for real outcomes; and you need clarity of thought and clear goals but not be too rigid but be able to adapt quickly to unforeseen circumstances and changes in plan
Council leader

This is an updated edition of the ground breaking research into the personality of local politicians and how that affects their ability to lead across a range of activities. Over one and a half thousand councillors are included in this study together with updated information relating to public sector managers.

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