Erna from Norway, Mette from Denmark, Angela from Germany, Tsai Ing-wen from Taiwan, Jacinda from New Zealand and Foreign Minister Kang Kyung Wha from South Korea: In times of Covid-19, who reveals himself for the new reality and the time after Corona is best prepared.
If a natural selection takes place after the pandemic, a radical “survival of the fittest”, then this is the beginning of the end of humanity. Solidarity, love and empathy cannot be enforced, both must be exemplified.
Instead of being a reality show, the Norwegian prime minister addressed the young children on television, following the Danish prime minister Mette Frederiksen, who had given a three-minute press conference in which only children were allowed to attend. During the corona crisis, women in particular show what is important in leadership.
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Speak the truth
The bottom line is that hamster purchases of toilet paper in affluent regions have little to do with inadequate supplies – and if there were, there would be numerous other ways of getting your butt clean. No, the now declining hamster purchases show the fear reaction of people: “If everyone else is also afraid and think that they have to shop a lot, then maybe I should do it too.” “Fear of missing out” is the name of the phenomenon, the fear of missing something.
In this way, the feeling of fear is reinforced and every shopping center, however full, is transformed into a real battlefield. It’s okay to be afraid, the female leaders say, while their male counterparts rely on strength. “It’s nothing, I have everything under control,” US President Donald Trump said, while Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand introduced self-isolation after six cases of Covid-19 and Angela Merkel addressed her compatriots in her own quiet way . The media followed with the headline: “It is serious, take it seriously”.
Upgrade and preparation are everything
While the United States is betting trillions on new weapons, the American people cannot even afford to go to the doctor. And all protective clothing is in short supply. In the richest country in the world? How could it come to this? In Europe, one or the other weakness in self-sufficiency has been discovered, but the comparatively high investments and reserves put the health systems of Germany, Denmark and Norway in a strong position.
It is so strong that these countries accept patients from Italy, Spain and France even during the crisis. “Is the German healthcare system a model for the United States?” Is the title of the US broadcaster NBC News and recognizes: “Germany has the oldest healthcare system in the world. And it works.”
Sanna Marin, Prime Minister of Finland, falls back on hidden emergency supplies and bunkers from times of war that hardly anyone knows. “Due to the proximity to Russia and its geostrategic position ‘in between’, Finland has always had to prepare,” said the politician. Although the masks were no longer “state of the art” and were not purchased under the leadership of the young Finn, female leadership also shines in the land of a thousand lakes and saunas when it comes to clear skills.
Thanks to the warnings from pandemics and crises of the past decades, the East Asian countries were able to react quickly to the crisis anyway, but here too the female leaders are “winners”. With Foreign Minister Kang Kyung Wha from South Korea and the President of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, whose crisis management describes the media as “world class”. Taiwan reports six deaths in just under 24 million people, an exceptional number even for an island that has good opportunities for shielding. The country was even able to export millions of masks to the West early on and make its contribution to global aid.
Economy, wealth and femininity
In four of the five Nordic countries, women are at the top, and only Sweden has chosen its own path and relied on herd immunity according to the principle “We have no wealth through oil, we have to go on, we have to get it over with quickly”.
Even though we may be facing the mother of all recessions, the end of decadence society has come and definitely other times ahead, it is important to understand that we have a world society. In the long run, it turns out that the economy, prosperity and women in leadership are not mutually exclusive, although some men still believe this. The countries mentioned have strong positions in technology, medicine and health as well as successful economic years.
Future wars cannot and should not be waged between countries, but against external forces such as a pandemic and the eco-collapse or against ourselves. The crisis manager from South Korea, for example, relies on cooperation with surrounding countries such as Japan and China as a recipe for success, striving for global goals and strengthens communication with counterparts around the world. With the future use of technologies and global surveillance, it can only be possible to protect humanity better with mutual trust.
If we compare the reactions of the female leaders with the reactions of Trump, Orbán, Putin, Netanyahu, Bolsonaro and many other men, one thing becomes clear: The time of self-proclaimed sages and wise old men is over.
You have to make room for a new generation. Grandpas like them belong to the risk group and should not waste their last days with self-centered games on the world stage, but rather play with their grandchildren and spend their time in countries where you can afford to take care of everyone properly.
It’s time to clear the space! We are facing extremely challenging times, which many still underestimate. Now we need leadership. Dear women, please show us how!
More: Beginning of a technocracy – Life after Covid-19.
Anders Indset, referred to by the media as “Digital Jesus” or “Rock’n’Roll Plato”, is one of the leading business philosophers and is considered a trusted sparring partner for international CEOs and leading politicians.