Exploring Leadership in the News with Steven Pearlstein and Raju Narisetti
Egypt's Mubarak: Can an entrenched leader chart a new course?
Egypt's unfolding political crisis raises a broader question: Can an entrenched, powerful leader, one who has resisted change, successfully lead a country or an organization in a different direction if circumstances suddenly demand it? Or is it necessary to bring in new leadership?
Posted by Steve Pearlstein and Raju Narisetti on February 1, 2011 10:08 AM
President Mubarak is a symbol of Egypt's old, repressive government--one that the people want to do away with entirely. His narrative of autocratic and unquestioned rule has been found wanting by the people and...
Posted by Rice University Undergraduate Leaders, on February 2, 2011 4:33 PM
If there is a system where people have been repressed, unemployment is high and emotions have been smoldering, then the pressure builds; and when the cork is pulled out, it is very hard to put it back in...
Posted by Deborah Ancona, on February 1, 2011 10:39 AM
Perhaps Kanye West can claim to be the voice of this generation. It seems the often-maligned rapper was peering into the future when he wrote, in his most recent album, that "no one man should have all that power"--a mantra taken up, at least in spirit, by the millions of Egyptians protesting...
Posted by Coro Fellows, on February 1, 2011 7:46 AM