The Atlantic writer on what Jacinda Ardern is doing differently

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The Atlantic writer on what Jacinda Ardern is doing differently

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 21 Apr 2020, 1:57PM

The article currently leading US publication The Atlantic is titled "New Zealand’s Prime Minister May Be the Most Effective Leader on the Planet".

The piece written by Uri Freeman, suggests the coronavirus pandemic may be the largest test of political leadership the world has ever witnessed and every leader will be judged by the results.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel embraces science. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro rejects it. U.S. President Donald Trump’s daily briefings are a circus like spectacle, while Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds no regular briefings at all, even as he locks down 1.3 billion people.

However, Jacinda Ardern’s leadership style, focused on empathy is putting New Zealand on track for success against the coronavirus.

Freeman joined Kerre McIvor to discuss global leadership, how to measure success, and what Ardern is doing right. 

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