June 12, 2015
Journalist Steve Richards examines how political leaders are overthrown. Is he offering suggestions relevant to other kinds of leader such as Sepp Blatter or Rupert Murdoch?
Steve Richards writing in The Independent states that there are ‘iron laws that apply if a party wants to dislodge a leader’. While I would prefer the term working principles, the three ‘laws’ he propounds make a great deal of sense.
He argues that for a successful coup:
1 There has to be at least one popular alternative candidate
2 the risks are considerably lower than those for retaining the incumbent leader
3 The coup must not generate bloody internal battles.
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September 6, 2013
Leaders We Deserve has always regretted the gender bias in leadership cases. For our one thousandth post, here are ten female leaders in political life who deserve mention
Maybe this the shortest blog post ever in Leaders we deserve, but one pointing to a a serious bias in leadership cases. <a href="Takepart website“>The list of ten political leaders originally appeared on the Take Part web site which supplies excellent images of all ten women. They represent various shades of political opinion, sexual orientation, private and public controversies, education, background, and numbers of assassination attempts survived. Your editor intends to include them in the next edition of the textbook Dilemmas of Leadership.
How many of the leaders can you match with their countries without further web-surfing?
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Sheikh Hasina Wajed
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
Takepart website where you can find images of all ten leaders.
Sean Gardner @2morrowknight for his tweet which alerted me to the site.