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Jacinda Ardern: A contemporary story for your leadership training sessions


If you’re tired of sharing the same old stories during training sessions on Leadership, I have a suggestion for a more contemporary leader.

Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand.

The youngest premier in the history of the nation. The highest rated premier in the history of the nation.

A leader during times of high turmoil. Volcanic eruptions, Earthquakes, Terrorist attacks, COVID-19, and many more.

Her handling of the pandemic is widely accepted as the best in the world. Her empathetic yet strong response to gun violence leading to strong gun control laws is a historic achievement. Her sense of humor and strength of will during a speech when an actual earthquake struck. Her amazing speech at the UN. There are so many achievements to talk about.

In all this, she delivered a baby while in office, the only PM (after Benazir Bhutto) to do that. As the child grew, her multi-tasking while raising the baby led to major advancement of women’s rights.

You can read more about her in this beautifully written article by Vogue:

I hope you like the developing story of Jacinda Ardern enough to share it with learners in your training sessions. If you do, please let me know how it was received.

Ardent Ardern fan,