We’ve all heard that you should keep politics out of the workplace. But in our current age of social media and political polarization, politics are almost impossible to avoid. In this bipartisan session we’ll discuss the whys and wherefores of flying your political flag; when to dial it back vs. take a stand; handling relationships with people whose views differ from own; and strategies to keep your team engaged with each other and focused on what’s important.
Identify and plan for situations where political stances come into play.
Determine value priorities for their personal brand.
Gracefully keep across-the-aisle relationships positive without sacrificing integrity.
Recover trust if things get tense.
Kim Perkins is an executive coach who helps leaders in STEAM organizations (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) foster positive organizational cultures. As a doctoral candidate in Positive Organizational Psychology at Claremont Graduate University, Kim’s research illuminates how pursuing authenticity, passion and purpose builds individual leader capabilities and helps companies innovate. Her clients include Genentech, Human Longevity, Thomson-Reuters, Edison, and the Getty Leadership Institute. Kim holds a BA from Oberlin College and an MA in Evaluation and Research Methods from Claremont Graduate University.