The global economic crisis precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic that had its epicenter Wuhan China and in the United States has had ripple effects across the globe. Most nations have recorded unprecedented negative growth rates necessitating government interventions. We are therefore living in a time described by many as one of the most challenging for leaders in almost every sphere of human existence.
Businesses are experiencing economic downturns and organizational challenges that call for astute leadership.Yet this came against a backdrop of an already receding economy.According to a report from the consulting firm McKinsey, more than 65 serious financial crises occurred in the past 10 years, almost one-and-a-half times the number recorded during the 1980s and 1990s.
When Donald Trump won the US presidential elections in 2016, it was a shock all round. In fact, even Trump himself appeared visibly surprised when he received the news. His acceptance speech was as of one who had not prepared for the outcome. Though he had put on a strong fight against Hilary Clinton, the Democratic candidate was no pushover.
Every indication was that she was headed for a win – which she technically did with the popular vote. Trump however tipped the scales against her through the electoral college votes. Having elected their President, Americans settled to a wait and see attitude – hoping against hope that the President would do better in office than he had done at the campaigns. But in the four years, his style was no different from that displayed in the campaign trail in 2016.
A story of hope and resilience in the midst of adversity. Based on the Biblical story of Ruth and Naomi, it draws parallels and applications to our modern day contemporary realities.