“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”
—Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Late Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
What causes do you care about the most? How do they line up and align with your core values and beliefs? To what degree do people in your various communities know what causes you support?
Early in my professional career one of my more senior colleagues introduced me to a quick and easy-to-remember lesson on leadership.
His nugget of wisdom was to always speak about what you stand for versus what you oppose. Being positive and less oppositional is clearly a better approach to finding areas of alignment and agreement.
What are some of your best ways to have people join you in the causes you care about the most?
How can you more successfully take a stand without stepping on too many toes?