The Press has commissioned a leadership survey of local personalities. The result are astonishing for one person in particular:
Tousle-haired Student Volunteer Army head Sam Johnson and controversial Christchurch City Council boss Tony Marryatt find themselves at opposite ends of the leadership spectrum in The Press’s Local Issues Survey.
In a time of crisis Christchurch residents have looked to their leaders for guidance and reassurance.
The Opinions Market Research survey shows some have inspired us with their efforts, others have dispirited us, and the work of others remains seemingly unknown.
The top dogs of local and central government agencies, and of business and community organisations, came under the spotlight in The Press survey of 300 Christchurch, 33 Waimakariri and 26 Selwyn residents.
Johnson’s performance was head and shoulders above the rest, with a staggering 98 per cent of the 359 surveyed considering he had done a good job.
Fifty-eight per cent said his leadership had been “extremely good” and 33 per cent said it was “very good”.
With figures like that he will be giving lessons to the Kim, Assad and Putin. Perhaps he should stand for Mayor?