Leadership, Andrew Cuomo – style

Some recent quotes from New York governor Andrew Cuomo on combatting the coronavirus outbreak (among other things):

[In response to federal government statements and action]:

 No one is held harmless from reality.

 Being angry is a luxury.  We don’t have that luxury.  Let’s deal with the facts.

There’s a strength in the fact of “all of us”.

This is going to change us.  This is going to form a new generation, and it will transform who we are and how we think.

We have to do both public health and economic development.

Leadership is helping us see where we need to go, why we need to get there, and how we are going to make that happen.  Leadership calls upon the strengths of the community, as individuals and as a nation, as a member of the world family, to build something new together.  Something essential to our humanity.  Something requiring a bedrock vision of who we are and what we can be.  Something founded on heart, decency, compassion, energy, and unwavering commitment.  Leadership asks for our help and makes us want to give it freely.

Let’s start getting there!

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4 Responses to Leadership, Andrew Cuomo – style

  1. Monica says:

    Thank you for this comment, Ian. I hope we are up to the challenge.

  2. The Emu says:

    Honest strong leadership is now needed from all countries around the world, and deception and lies must be exposed for what it is, a definitive threat to mankind. Cheers Monica.

  3. Monica says:

    Thank you, Bluebee, and you as well. We have been starved for leadership here and are paying the price in many ways. As Cuomo says, anger saps our energy for constructive response, so I do my best to avoid it. Not fully possible.

  4. beeblu says:

    I’ve seen a number of articles about Andrew leadership during this time. Love him or hate him, he has stepped up to fill a vast void in leadership in the USA. Stay safe and well, Monica xx

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