How do you convince your team to support a goal they see as leading to their own loss of power and influence? You have to go beyond your cohort, says Tamar Chugoshvili, First Deputy Chairperson of Georgia’s Parliament, as she shares her successful efforts to get cross-party support for a more gender-balanced Parliament.
But bringing people back together requires finding a common middle-ground – easier said than done in a polarized political environment where all parties fear losing out, acknowledges Tom Perez, Chair of the Democratic National Committee.
Healthy optimism is part of the solution but listening is even more critical, highlights Frank Micciche, Vice-President for Public Policy and Communications at the National Committee for Quality Assurance, as he shares his experience in leadership.
From being one of the most powerful elected female representatives in the Parliament of Georgia to working to rebuild the Democratic party and seeking through leadership to set up inclusive coalitions, listen to these distinguished professionals share their experiences in reaching out beyond their cohort, rebuilding their community and bringing people together to realize common goals.
Is it possible to build bridges?
Building an alliance with the opposition
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