When Volodymyr Zelenskyy was elected president of Ukraine in 2019, many citizens expressed skepticism. Though he won the vote by a wide margin, the closest he’d ever come to holding political office was as an actor, playing the role of president in a popular sitcom.
Now as President Zelenskyy finds himself thrust into the spotlight of the global stage by a deadly and quickly escalating conflict, Dr. David Rock reflects on what leaders can learn from the “unexpected hero’s” example in Fortune Magazine.