[Excerpt] What, if anything, has the coronavirus taught us about leadership? In Australia, at both the federal and state levels, governments have shown unusually strong leadership during the pandemic. Unlike the UK and the USA, our governments responded quite quickly. They speedily and quite uniformly implemented the standard measures (border closures, traveler quarantine, physical distancing, massive financial support to the unemployed and at-risk businesses, etc.). The state and federal governments even formed a “National Cabinet”: whatever the practical benefits, it also showed a front of unity between governments whose relations are typically marked by bickering and disunity.
"The Coronavirus Pandemic Supports the Case for Benevolent Authoritarian Leadership,"
The Journal of Values-Based Leadership: Vol. 13
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/jvbl/vol13/iss2/5