Is leadership still gendered?

Draw a Leader Picture from The New York Times Article

Gendering of ‘leadership’ has been deeply ingrained in our everyday, unconscious thinking, especially male thinking, despite all the advances of recent decades.

Where are the great speeches?

UK House of Parliament

Boris Johnson, who fancied himself as a ‘political leader’, bid his farewell with a declarative “Hasta la vista, baby”, a demeaning utterance in the context of a retiring prime minister speaking to the mother of all parliaments, if ever there was one.

What do we mean, when we use the word ‘leadership’? – Part 2

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson defends himself against the charge that he is a “bad apple” (Kevin Brennan MP), saying “I am proud of the way I have been able to offer leadership in difficult times” ( When you hear such from Johnson, what do you think he means by ‘leadership’?

Robert F. Kennedy’s speech on occasion of Martin Luther King’s assassination

Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy was campaigning in 1968 for the nomination of the Democratic Party to be the candidate for the Presidency of the United States. He was scheduled to be on a campaign rally in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 4th, 1968. He learnt of the assassination of the civil rights advocate, the Rev. Martin Luther King, on that evening in Memphis, Alabama while he was on his way to the event.