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A Message from Mark Ogston

A Message from Mark Ogston

04 June 2024 Mark Ogston

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​Dear Clients,

Greetings to all our valued local government partners. I hope this message finds you well and thriving as your councils ramp up into post-election budgeting time.

At Leading Roles, we have been incredibly busy working alongside many of you, creating clear alignment of organisations, teams and individuals to the vision, mission and goals of your community and elected members, targeted at creating a platform for the future success and stability of your councils.

Since our last post, our executive recruitment team and I have been assisting the Bundaberg, Isaac and Kyogle councils select their next Chief Executives and GMs.

In our Leading Potential HR advisory service, we have been embedding performance mindsets, practices and plans through our bespoke performance management planning and review services at Moree and Shoalhaven, and have been finalising our work in the City of Gold Coast’s organisational transformation, where we have completed extensive capability assessment of the council’s leadership and management team, internal job matching for existing staff into roles within the new structure and a significant programme of recruitment.

In this edition of our newsletter, I encourage you to read our latest article on the nuances of local government leadership. Unlike other sectors, local government demands a distinct set of leadership qualities and approaches. Our article explores various CEO archetypes—from Change Makers to Seasoned Professionals, Action Leaders, Developing Leaders, and even Ineffective Leaders. Understanding these archetypes can provide valuable insights into selecting and developing the right leaders for your organisation’s specific needs and goals.

As we continue to support your efforts in building strong, capable leadership teams, we are excited to announce that we will be attending the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) conference in Canberra from July 2-4. This event offers a fantastic opportunity for us to connect with many of you in person. We invite you to visit us at booth 3 to discuss your leadership challenges and aspirations, and to learn more about how Leading Roles can assist in driving your council’s success.

Thank you for your continued trust and partnership. We look forward to seeing you in Canberra and to continuing our work together in enhancing the leadership and performance of local governments across the country.

Warm regards,

Mark Ogston

CEO, Leading Roles