First published on this website in October 2012 and last updated in September 2016
These notes are designed for Ministers taking up a new appointment, although most of the principles adapt easily to other leadership roles too.
There are 16 brief case studies, alternating between a ‘Do’ and a ‘Don’t’. Do’s include:
- get to know people
- ask questions
- identify the gatekeepers
- learn from the community’s stories.
The ‘Don’ts’ include:
- try to prove yourself
- arrive with a fixed plan
- criticise your predecessor
- ignore natural grief.
Here is the link to this item: TN70 - Do's and don'ts for a new leader.pdf
These notes were updated in September 2016 with minor alterations throughout the text.