Leadership is more than just applying butter to bread

Leadership is more than just applying butter to bread
Chris Hipkins appeared a little unprepared for the conversations on March 15 this week. (Image: Getty)
Dileepa Fonseka
The trend of the moment is for practical leaders who do things. Both prime minister Chris Hipkins and National party leader Christopher Luxon stress that element of their personalities, as does Auckland mayor Wayne Brown. All three also seem to be pitching transformation and delivery as two mutually exclusive goals. This pitch has appeal in a country where every press release about an infrastructure project seems to add an extra billion dollars to its price tag or an additional year to its completion date. But it ignores the...

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