The debate was interesting enough, but more importantly it started me thinking about PÃ¤r Nuder’s political ideology and approach. First of all, he’s far more impressive live than you would think; much better than the slight, almost geeky persona from the election campaign posters.
Secondly, he is known for his 5-point system of political leadership.
This he advanced in this 2003 speech to the LO stats och kartellkonferens in Gol, Norway.
The translation from the Swedish is roughly as follows:
FÃ¶r det fÃ¶rsta: Jag fÃ¶rstÃ¥r hur du har det.
First, I understand your situation
FÃ¶r det andra: Jag tror jag vet varfÃ¶r.
Second, I think I know why
FÃ¶r det tredje: Det Ã¤r fel. Du borde inte ha det sÃ¥ hÃ¤r.
Third, it is wrong, you shouldn’t have it like this
FÃ¶r det fjÃ¤rde: SÃƒÂ¥ hÃƒÂ¤r borde det vara istÃƒÂ¤llet.
Fourth, it should be like this instead
FÃ¶r det femte: SÃ¥ hÃ¤r gÃ¶r vi fÃ¶r att komma dit.
Fifth, this is how we can work to get there
In terms of values, it’s as follows:
I’ve done some research to work out whether any of this is based on some academic theory, and can only come up with this somewhat bizarre cached page from Google.
However, regardless of where it has actually come from, Nuder’s list of points actually seems quite good to me. In each and every leader you see some deficiency in at least one of these areas, while Blair’s relative accomplishment in each of these is perhaps a component of his success.
I’ll leave anyone reading this to do their own analysis of whether how Gordon Brown is doing on this list…