Here at the Aspen Institute, we believe leadership comes from those whose motivations are grounded in values and whose actions are rooted in purpose. That all sounds nice, but what does a values-driven leader actually look like? How does ‘leading with values’ change their day-to-day decision making? How do they react when they’re tested with a challenge? And how does it make them a better leader than the next person?
We ask our Aspen Global Leadership Network Fellows to look inward, to understand themselves, to challenge their thinking. In the new podcast, “The Value of Leadership,” they’re ready to get vulnerable with you, and share mistakes made, lessons learned, and how the values they’ve honed in on are expressed in their actions when faced with challenges. So, if you’ve ever questioned why you’ve done something that way you did or are trying to dig a little deeper and tap into your own values – tune in and learn from leaders who are doing just that.
Preventing Gun Violence: Inclusion?
How do we go beyond the binary of gun control versus gun rights to get to the crux of this issue to save lives? Arne Duncan and Megan Ranney talk their unique approaches to gun violence prevention.
What's your role in social change?
It’s going to take more than one type of leader to tackle our most vexing social challenges. Hear from Deepa Iyer, designer of the "Social Change Ecosystem Map" on how she designed this tool to help anyone find their role in change-making.
Why are we so polarized?
We are living through a time of intense conflict in what seems like every part of society - online, on TV, and in our communities. So, on this episode of the Value of Leadership, we ask: Why are we so polarized?
Creating a Career of Impact: Walking Your Own Road
As the new Executive Director of the Aspen Institute’s Finance Leaders Fellowship, Kara Gustafson is mobilizing a global community of finance industry leaders for a journey that ignites their passion and directs their skills and talents toward solving some of society’s most complex challenges. On this episode of the Value of Leadership, Kara shares what it was like to lead in this new movement that prioritized social return alongside financial return, and what continues to call her to this work.
Closing the Racial Wealth Gap: Relationships?
Four Aspen Global Leadership Network Fellows are stepping up to close the racial wealth gap in the United States. The key? Revitalizing Black-owned banks.
Healing in the United States Part 2: Grace?
Coming off of a week-long virtual retreat - called an UnSeminar - with their Civil Society Fellowship, a partnership of the Anti-Defamation League and the Aspen Institute, class, named “Mission: Redemption”, and a digital town hall where they engaged with community leaders from across the United States, Jenifer and Isaiah are back to discuss the grace and compassion needed to heal the deep divisions clearly present across the country. They’ll discuss how anyone can leverage their individual power to create a more just future, and, the common values all Americans still share - despite the polarization.