Leading Authentically in a Fractured World with David & Christopher Gergen
Recognizing the growing political, socio-economic, and demographic divides in our country, how can leaders across generations drive positive, sustained impact? Join David Gergen, advisor to four Presidents, bestselling author, and Durham native, and Christopher Gergen, social entrepreneur, and Durham resident, in a public conversation about what it means to lead authentically in a fractured world. The father-son conversation will reflect on today’s societal challenges and the mindset and skill sets required to lead systems-level change in both public and private arenas. Drawing on lessons they have learned through their respective leadership journeys, David and Christopher will explore questions such as: What does it mean to lead authentically? How do we lead with others vs. leading others? How do we build cross-sector/multi-generational coalitions? How can we increase our chances of fostering meaningful long-term impact in Durham and North Carolina? Where are there promising leadership examples nationally and locally? What lessons can we draw from the past as we look to the future?