What Makes a Great Leader?

What makes a good leader, especially in the political world?

IBISWorld created an Economic Health Index (EHI) in the early 1990s to assess the then 72 leaders of Australia from 1788. These included Governors up until parliaments emerged in the middle of the 19th Century, then Premiers of NSW and Victoria (the states that dominated the national economy), then Prime Ministers from 1901.

So, what characterized these successful leaders, these rare one in four heads of the Australian nation? IBISWorld found a dozen common traits as shown in the list below:

I would add to this the ability to manage the media.

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