Jacinda Ardern. Leading with Empathy

The Major Biography of New Zealand's Charismatic Premier To Explore Her Inspirational Leadership.

Jacinda Ardern was swept into office in 2017 on a wave of popular adulation. In less than three months, she rose from deputy leader of the opposition, to New Zealand's highest office.
Her victory seemed heroic. Few in politics would have believed it possible; fewer still would have guessed at her resolve and compassionate leadership, which, in the wake of the horrific Christchurch mosque shootings of March 2019, brought her international acclaim.

Her success at handling the country's coronavirus outbreak helped secure a historic landslide victory in the general election and won her a second term as New Zealand's Prime Minister. The definite 'anti-Trump', her worldwide standing rose to the point where she is now acclaimed as a model leader.

Journalist and peace activist Vani and Harte carefully explore the influences - personal, family, social, political and emotional - that have shaped Jacinda Ardern and made her the exceptional leader she has become.

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English, Oneworld

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ENGLISH (ANZ) - Hardie Grant
ENGLISH (Indian Subcontinent) - HarperCollins India

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Supriya​ Vani

Supriya Vani, is the author of Battling Injustice: 16 Women Nobel Peace Laureates which is based on her interviews with all the women Nobel Peace Laureates. A noted peace activist and human rights campaigner, she is a board member of the Hague Justice Portal. She is also the education and peace ambassador for Caravan for Peace, an NGO with more than fifty international Olympians in partnership with Peace and Sport. A regular speaker at prestigious gatherings, Supriya Vani is a recipient of an honorary James Patterson fellowship from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. She lives in New York in the USA.

As a peace activist, Supriya has interviewed and discussed the issues of human rights and world peace with several Nobel Peace Prize laureates, international celebrities, and numerous world leaders: the last leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev; Malala Yousafzai; former Prime Minister of Poland and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lech Walesa; former President of India Pranab Mukherjee; former President of Colombia and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Juan Manuel Santos; former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard, Cherie Blair, British Barrister and married to former Prime Minister of UK, former Vice-President of Egypt and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Mohamed Mustafa ElBaradei; former President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy; Prime Minister of Iceland, Katrín Jakobsdóttir; Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern; Nobel Peace Prize laureate and head of NLD Aung San Suu Kyi; former President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf,His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Arianna Huffington, Princess of Monaco Charlene, Princess Laurentien of Netherlands, Muhammad Yunus- Nobel Peace Laureate, President of International Criminal court, Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi, Chief prosecutor of International criminal court; Fatou Bensouda, Former US ambassador to United Nations; Samantha Power, Kerry Kennedy, Gloria Steinem, Sharon Stone, and David Lynch.

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Carl A.​ Harte

Carl A. Harte is an Australian writer and book editor. As an editor, Carl Harte has enjoyed working with numerous high-profile writers, including the former President of India, the late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Om Swami, Kishalay Bhattacharjee, Swami Agnivesh, and Farahnaz Ispahani.