As I wake to another day in NYC, uncertain of what the day will hold here, Australia ends its day, with the uncertainty over the current Government’s leadership resolved. Malcolm Turnbull has won the majority of confidence of his colleagues. He will become the new Prime Minister of Australia. And as he takes back the reins, many at home and around the world are hopeful that he will restore a sense of vibrancy and hope, not to mention a greater sense of dignity and humanity.
Simply, many are crossing their fingers and hoping that he will lead Australia out of what has been a dark place of late to somewhere much brighter.
I reflect on my blog on 1 September where I talked about how I sensed that there was a brighter future ahead for Australia. I sincerely hope that this is one of the moments that will help us to embrace such a future.
Australia was until recently the envy of many of the world’s largest economies. We seemed to know what we were doing. We seemed to be a healthy and resilient economy. And in under two years the reputation has waned and waned significantly. The Lucky Country has been lagging behind. It has been dragging its feet on major issues of human rights and basic environmental conservation and preservation.
As I talk about in the upcoming book I am co-authoring, The Supremacy Gene we must never forget that as leaders that we are there to serve others, not our own personal ambitions. And if we want to do this we must guard against the arrogance that comes with success and the blindness that accompanies this arrogance.
Tony Abbott may well have been a heavyweight boxer winning some titles at Oxford but perhaps in losing the right to lead Australia and the title of Prime Minister, Australia has a chance of regaining a much more important title and if I may, even though it isn’t as a catchy, I have changed it slightly The Lucky and Deserving Country.
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The Supremacy Gene
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