Launceston-based Leadership coach, strategist and cultural change agent Tony Chapman will bring a new dimension to The Examiner's federal election coverage.
Mr Chapman will utilise his 25 years of business and consulting experience to analyse the leadership traits of our politicians as they engage with voters.
Some of the key leadership characteristics that Mr Chapman will be rating include courage, vision, drive, commitment, honesty and the capacity to "own the stage".
"There is no doubt that many Australians are looking for strong and authentic leadership in their politicians and unfortunately these traits have been lacking in many in the past decade," Mr Chapman said.
"I will be examining our politicians throughout the election campaign to see how they deliver their policy announcements, how they engage with their target audience, how their key messages resonate with voters and whether their speeches show vision to drive Australia forward in the short, medium and longer term.
"Their performance will be rated against a set of pre-determined criteria, and over the next six weeks we will tally who is best performing, delivering and owning the leadership spectrum."
Mr Chapman has facilitated strategic and business change initiatives for more than 1000 organisations around Australia.
Prior to launching SRA Corporate Change with Sara Redman almost seven years ago, Mr Chapman has worked as a director with KPMG, been a lecturer at the University of Tasmania, and held many directorships and advisory board positions in both public and private companies.
The Examiner editor Courtney Greisbach said: "we hope that as a community, we will all take great heart from this analysis so that we can learn, shape and lead our wonderful region towards an innovative and inspiring future".
Mr Chapman's column will appear each Wednesday and Saturday in the lead-up to the federal election.