David Gergen, former White House advisor to four different U.S. Presidents and New York Times– best selling author joins Joe to talk about his latest book Hearts Touched With Fire: How Great Leaders Are Made. In this episode David argues that leaders must take an inner journey to master themselves before leading others. He also shares what he learned working for Presidents Nixon, Reagan, and Clinton. After spending the last two decades sharing leadership lessons with his students at the Harvard Kennedy School, he now hopes to spread them more widely through his book and this podcast.
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avid Gergen has been a leader in the public arena for more than half a century. He has served as a White House adviser to four U.S. presidents of both parties: Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton. Gergen then served as the editor of U.S. News & World Report. Today he is a Professor of Public Service and founding director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is also senior political analyst for CNN where he is a respected voice in national and international affairs. He has served in the Navy, has been a board member of numerous non-profits, and has been awarded 27 honorary degrees.