Among the points he discussed in "My Journey: A Political Life" is the fact that Tony Blair drank more than was usual as a means of coping with the pressure of being Prime Minister. The pressures of holding a top job are immense. One of the ways that leaders deal (aside from self-medication) is walling themselves off from their feelings. But those leaders who are self-aware do themselves and their followers a service by being honest.
Instead of taking the Dubya route of departing public life, former U.K. prime minister Tony Blair is going the way of Al Gore and championing climate change solutions. Blair's "Technology for a Low Carbon Future" report, part of his Breaking the Climate Deadlock initiative, outlines solutions to cut climate change through technological advances.
News this week that our hyperactive Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has received hospital treatment for a heart condition had busy CEOs here in the UK checking their pulses. Like many CEOs, the Prime Minister works at a punishing pace and has an unhealthy tendency to micromanage and concern himself with the fine detail.