“Our role as leaders is to unleash the talents of each individual member and find out how these fit together so that the UN can reach its full potential.”
“A good leader is one who finds and fosters a unity of purpose that ties together the team, that makes the whole greater than the sum of its parts.”
Can the UN have one without the other?
“The practice of feminist leadership is not the prerogative of women leaders only.”
“I have been truly fortunate to have worked with amazing women leaders when I first joined UNDP at a very young age.”
“The UN leader of today is not only a manager, but also a fellow staff member who colleagues look up to as a model and mentor.”
“I find myself saying ‘I was part of an initiative’ even when I was leading that initiative!”
While impartiality is easy to define in the abstract, it is much more difficult to operationalise when it comes to the everyday choices facing UN personnel.
In this blog post, John Hendra and Silke Weinlich argue it’s high time to get on with the task of multilateral reform.
In this blog, Marc Jacquand explores what we need from leaders, particularly UN leaders, during this ‘new normal’.