How can CEOs lead civil discourse on sensitive social and political issues?
As employee stakeholder activism is continuing to rise, and CEOs are under pressure to engage in the conversation, listen to episode 205. Scott and I speak with Amy Showalter, a grassroots and Political Action Committee influence expert. She is also the author of the book, The Underdog Edge: How Everyday People Change the Minds of the Powerful. . . and Live to Tell About It.
Amy is currently a columnist for Bloomberg Government and Lobbyblog.com. Over 500 media outlets have featured her insight. This includes The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Politico, CNN Money.com, Foxnews.com, and CNBC.com. (read more about Amy Showalter below).
You’ll gain insights on:
- The dynamics driving the growing trends of employee stakeholders’ interest in social issues, and why leaders leaders need to actively navigate these concerns
- The right way and wrong way for CEOs and other top leaders to encourage social/political conversations among employee stakeholders
- Immediately useful ideas for encouraging civil discourse among employee stakeholders with competing social and political opinions