Soccer star Abby Wambach retired from professional play in 2015.
She’s a two-time Olympic gold medalist and she’s a vocal activist on behalf of women in sports. She wrote her own memoir, Forward, five years ago, so we asked her what books she’s drawn from when it comes to leadership in sports — and in fact, the first two books she brought us weren’t about sports at all.
But Wambach says they definitely have lessons for leaders.
If you’ve been watching the news lately, you know there’s a discussion and some say a challenge to the former Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. Here’s some of what is showing up on “Google News” for her as a topic:
Which brings me to the idea that they can make rules, so they can change their rules.
With the new 2018 Midterm election bringing in more voices, more diversity, more women, more people of color, more younger and energetic members, they should think outside the box a bit.
Why not give these voices a chance to be heard? Why not include them in “leadership”?
Why don’t they have a New Voices Co-Speaker? Why don’t they have a New Voices Leadership Team that provides advice and counsel to Nancy or whomever is Speaker?
Rather than leaving them out, include them.. practice inclusion. Take advantage of this new political energy and voices, listen, learn, change, adapt, grow.
Having these new leaders more visible and allowed by rule changes to be more active and involved, would provide a new vitality to the U.S. House. It would be something to point to at a 2020 election and say, look how we grew, look how we are different, look how we changed…