Congrega Ut Regnes
Ian Bremmer considers four world leaders who are exhibiting significant leadership: Pope Francis, Shinzo Abe, Xi Jinping, and Enrique Peña Nieto. What does their leadership have in common?
And that really is what a leader is meant to do: unite people if not under one cause, then at least one shared vision, whether it’s a Chinese dream, a Pact for Mexico, or “three arrows” of Abenomics. In a time of financial scarcity for most, the best way to do that is with humility and a dash of populism in making the right bold bets that everyone can rally behind. It’s a lesson Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Nelson Mandela, Helmut Kohl, and even early Tony Blair can teach us as well. More modern leaders would be wise to learn it.