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Election Insights & Lessons in Dynamic Leadership with Former White House Adviser David Gergen

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Recorded on November 8, 2022.

As our country struggled with the pandemic, deeply divided politics, and a turbulent economy, we also continue to struggle to find cohesive leadership at all levels of society and government. Despite this, David Gergen, the former White House adviser to four presidents, believes there is reason to remain hopeful. He believes that we have only to look at the journeys of past leaders for reason to believe that the future will be better.

Listen to our conversation with David Gergen, senior political analyst, as he shares his perspective on the 2020 midterm elections and reveals lessons from some of history’s most dynamic leaders as stated in his latest book, Hearts Touched with Fire: How Great Leaders are Made. As the founder of the Harvard Center for Public Leadership Gergen has been immersed in the art of leadership for the past two decades. In this session, Gergen reveals what he has uncovered on how to be an effective leader by drawing on vivid examples from history, recent headlines plus his personal experience advising Presidents Richard M. Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton.

During this period of transition, as the torch of leadership passes from Baby Boomers and the Silent Generation to Millennials and Gen Z, Gergen believes it is essential to be mindful of the fundamental matters of leadership, including why great leaders are essential and what indispensable traits they need to possess. As he connects lessons of the past with the evolving practice of present-day leadership, Gergen reveals the secrets of dynamic leadership for the leaders of today and tomorrow.


About David Gergen

<strong>David Gergen</strong> has devoted more than half a century to public service. Coming off a Navy stint, he served as a White House adviser to four US presidents of both parties: Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton. He recounted those experiences in a <em>New York Times </em>bestseller, <em>Eyewitness to Power</em>.  In the 1980s, he began a second career, serving as the editor of <em>US News & World Report </em>and for five years a regular Friday night partner with Mark Shields as a PBS commentator on <em>McNeil/Lehrer</em>. Since 1999, he has served as a professor of public service and founding director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School. For more than two decades, he has also been a senior political analyst for CNN, where he is a respected voice in national and international affairs.


David Gergen

David Gergen

Former White House Advisor, Bestselling Author & Senior Political Analyst

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