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How should business leaders run their companies during the coronavirus pandemic?

Kevin Sneader, global managing partner for McKinsey & Company, provides perspective on how corporate business leaders should respond during the global coronavirus crisis:

I think the question every business leader will probably have to answer is, what did you do during this war, this battle against coronavirus?

And to answer that question, I'll be recording a series of messages that really talk to the very different times that I face, and I suspect all of you face. I spent most of today on Zoom and other video conferences with colleagues, and it's Sunday. We're working very, very hard. I know that you are, too. And in that context, providing leadership requires being present in the moment, sharing real empathy, sharing understanding for the different context in which we're all operating, but being very clear on the goals that we all have to deliver. And so that's why I think when we answer the question, "what did you do during this war?" we'll all have stories to tell that I believe will mark out an extraordinary time for leadership as much as an extraordinary time for the world.

Empathy and listening are key to establishing harmonious relationships, as demonstrated by Callista Azogu, GM of Human Resources & Organization for Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC), an Eni subsidiary in Abuja. "To build trust is very difficult. To destroy it is very easy," says Callista, whose busy days involve everything from personnel issues to union relationships. She sees great potential for her native Nigeria not only because of the country's natural resources, but because of its vibrant and creative people.

Learn more about Callista in this episode of Faces of Eni.

For the world's wealthiest nations, including the United States, the rollout of COVID-19 vaccine has been rocky, to say the least. And as a result, much of the developing world will have to wait even longer for their turn. Part of the challenge, World Bank President David Malpass says, is that "advanced economies have reserved a lot of the vaccine doses." Malpass sat down with Ian Bremmer recently to talk about what his organization is doing to try to keep millions around the world from slipping deeper into poverty during the pandemic. Their conversation was part of the latest episode of GZERO World.

Saturday will mark the beginning of an historic turning point for European politics as 1,001 voting members of Germany's Christian Democratic Union, the party of Chancellor Angela Merkel, hold an online conference to elect a new leader.

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For the first time in twenty years, extreme poverty around the world is growing. How does the developing world recover from a pandemic that has brought even the richest nations to their knees? David Malpass, the President of the World Bank, is tasked with answering that question. He joins Ian Bremmer on GZERO World to talk about how his organization is trying to keep the developing world from slipping further into poverty in the wake of a once-in-a-century pandemic.

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The GZERO World Podcast with Ian Bremmer. Listen now.


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