#49 - The end of Merkel | Curio

#49 - The end of Merkel

23 mins | Sep 12, 2021

Today's episode from 13th September 2021. First this Monday: With the German elections just one week away, we take an in-depth look at Angela Merkel's time as Chancellor with some controversial and revealing insights. Later on, do the most successful people dwell on and vent about issues? No, according to research. We study the science behind the ‘rule of no complaint’. What the world has misunderstood about the German chancellor. After her 16-year reign as Germany’s chancellor, the Angela Merkel era will end. She has transformed the country from a “sick man of Europe to a leader of the European Union" and deserves admiration and praise on many counts. But what kind of leadership has she provided for the European project? In this profile of the first female chancellor of Germany, Matthias Matthijs, an associate professor of international political economy, and R. Daniel Kelemen, a professor of Political Science, review Merkel’s tenure for Foreign Policy. While there is some truth behind the flattering narrative, there is also a darker side to her leadership that stem mostly from notorious decision-making tactics and the principles that have guided her policies. Success may be all about moving on. We’ve all been taught to vent about frustrating situations, but science now says that when something bad happens, venting can actually make you feel worse for days after. Jeff Haden breaks down the findings for Inc. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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