With the election run and won, Prime Minister Scott Morrison is now set to remain in Kirribilli House for the next three years.
The leadership learnings from the federal election are significant.
The unpredicted swing against Labor has cost Bill Shorten his leadership.
For the Labor Party, there now exists a unique window of opportunity to appoint a next-generation leader - one who doesn't represent the old guard, but will instead lead the party in a way that Australians can more readily resonate with, understand and embrace.
I applaud Mr Shorten for the boldness of the policy agenda he took into this election campaign.
I would much rather see our political leaders take a strong stance on issues than to state no view.
Whatever is unearthed in the post-mortems of the election result, I hope the next Labor leader is also prepared to maintain a clear and bold agenda - whatever that may look like.
The Liberal Party is attributing its victory in part to the strong leadership of Mr Morrison, who took centre stage and tirelessly worked to connect with Australians from all walks of life.
However, this is just the start and Mr Morrison and his team now have much to prove.
The Business Industry Council is calling on the government to implement a decent energy policy and tackle climate change.
In an interview this week, the chief executive observed that business knows where the trend is going - that we are heading towards being a carbon neutral economy.
The council called on Mr Morrison to provide some clarity and guidance to the business sector so that business can move forward in a more predictable, sustainable and profitable manner.
So, while tackling climate change is a good thing for the environment, it is also good for business.
Real action is needed now for the benefit of the current generations and those who will follow.
Mr Morrison is also tipped to substantially change his Cabinet this week.
This is Mr Morrison's opportunity to shake things up - to create some true diversity and deepen the leadership capacity of the ministerial group.
Finally, I would like to see Mr Morrison follow through on his election commitments.
For too long, Australians have been let down by politicians on both sides who say what it takes to get elected, and then fail to hold themselves accountable for keeping their word.
To avoid further disillusionment with the political system in our country, we actually need a leader who will follow through.
My series of articles over the past seven weeks has celebrated leadership (or at times, the lack thereof), throughout the election campaign.
Various aspects of leadership have been discussed, including vision, strength of conviction, role modelling desired behaviours, being of good character, recognition, authenticity, trustworthiness, courage, and the ability to get things done.
With the election out of the way, we - ordinary Australians - now have a new opportunity.
All of us are leaders.
Perhaps it's a formal aspect of the work we do.
Perhaps it's with your kids sporting team, your church group, a community organisation, or even in the role you play with your family or group of friends.
The politicians will do what they will do.
But we all have an opportunity to make a real difference to our community simply by stepping up as a leader (formal or informal) in whatever way feels right.
What's one thing you can do to make a positive difference in our community?
As Gandhi said: "Be the change you wish to see in the world".
For too long, Australians have been let down by politicians on both sides who say what it takes to get elected, and then fail to hold themselves accountable for keeping their word. To avoid further disillusionment with the political system in our country, we actually need a leader who will follow through.
- Tony Chapman is a Launceston-based Director of SRA Corporate Change. SRA Corporate Change focuses on unlocking the potential of organisations and their leaders to cultivate high performance through strategy, leadership and culture.