The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique questions and challenges, including what kind of leaders are necessary in this current crisis.
The Hon. James E. Baker’s article highlights the need for leaders during the pandemic and the principles that can apply to the both the legal and policy responses to this current public health crisis. In doing so he distinguishes the leadership necessary during a pandemic as opposed to other national security crises; focuses on three leadership tasks: Prepare, Act, and Lead and what those tasks mean during a pandemic; and identifies role models and their importance in modeling and encouraging qualities necessary for effective leadership during a pandemic.
As the pandemic endures, Baker writes about the qualities necessary to support sustained efforts to bring the end of the pandemic.