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Leading article Australia

Qualities of a leader

26 July 2014

9:00 AM

26 July 2014

9:00 AM

Decisiveness. Perseverance. Effectiveness. These are the three key words being bandied around by the world’s top diplomats to describe Australian leadership in the United Nations following the tragedy of the downing of MH17.

Indeed, these three words themselves are as good a definition as one might hope for to describe the art of national political leadership.

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