Mitch Landrieu

The Mayor of New Orleans and President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Mitch Landrieu, shares his thoughts about the current political atmosphere in the U.S. He discusses how mayors across the country face similar challenges regardless of their political affiliation and how they are able to work together in a bipartisan manner. He reveals how he won election because the citizens of New Orleans wanted someone to fix problems, including many which still carried over from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The Mayor expresses his frustration with technology and the way that it has negatively impacted the way that we relate to and respond to each other. He posits that Social Media and other forces, enabled by the advancement of technology, have given people an unjustified ferocity in their reactions to ideas and situations that come up that they might not find favorable. Finally, Mayor Landrieu describes his very positive experiences with women in leadership. He gives examples of his favorite leaders and shares his ideas about what he believe makes a great leader.