Video of the Week: National Leadership Index 2009

This is from the Center of Public Leadership at the JFK School of Government at Harvard:

For the first time in five years, Americans’ overall confidence in their leaders has risen. What’s more, the number of Americans who believe that their leaders “are effective and do a good job” has also increased, from 25% last year to 41% this year.

In part, this modest increase in confidence reflects greater confidence in the executive branch. But that is not the whole story. Americans’ confidence in military leadership, always strong, increased further this year. And for the first time since this survey began, Americans’ confidence in the business sector has also grown modestly, after a sharp decline last year. Not surprisingly, however, confidence in the leadership of Wall Street has sunk to a new low, ranking lowest of all sectors surveyed.

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