Convening thought leaders to tackle big problems and create solutions.
An interview with Nora Super about Convening Authority, making it work with thought leadership, and the creation of the Alliance to Improve Dementia Care.
Today’s guest is Nora Super, the Executive Director at Milken Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that helps people build meaningful lives. She is also the Executive Director of the Alliance to Improve Dementia Care at the Milken Institute.
Nora explains the power of Convening Authority. She discusses how it helps in thought leadership to make high-level changes to global problems. Also, we chat about the need to get the right people in the room and how to get others to understand the importance of your issue.
In addition, we discuss the creation of the Alliance to Improve Dementia Care and the white paper that started it. Afterwards, Nora expresses what types of members are included to create a community through a shared passion to find clarity around the mission and purpose.
Three Key Takeaways from the Interview:
- Thought leaders need to get the right people in the room in order to find the right solutions.
- A topic might be important to you, but unless your thought leadership makes it important to others it will fall on deaf ears.
- If your thought leadership duplicates work that is already being done, it might be best to join forces with them to elevate the conversation.