Successful political leadership – Aussie style

Lynton Crosby outlines the successful leadership approach of Australian Prime Minister John Howard to politics. In an age of media management and spin he seems to rely upon them the least of the present crop of western leaders. Howard avoids the cult of celebrity and despite the cyncism of our age believes politics to be a worthy vocation. The article argues that Taylor’s approaches of personal honesty, courtesy, connectedness, coalition building, determination and a forward-looking vision are what has enabled him to succeed.