Leadership is an essential feature of good local governance and reflects the organisational leadership capacity to deliver both high standards of performance, and sustainable development (economic, social, environmental, cultural, etc.) of the community.

The leadership of a local authority comprises in the first instance the Mayor and other senior elected representatives and officials. They have the key responsibility for the management of the local authority.

The leadership creates the climate for good local ‘governance’. What the Mayor and other senior elected representatives and officials do and how they perform influences whether the local authority is a good place for staff to work in and whether the community is a good place to live in.

People in leadership positions therefore need to be effective to carry out their functions well, and show integrity to gain the confidence of the people they are elected to serve.

Federazione Friuli Venezia Giulia

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