The Leadership Voices series, a joint venture with New America and the McCain Institute for International Leadership, features icons and trailblazers from across business, politics, sports and technology. Focused on actionable tips and advice for young professionals, these conversations highlight how the people we look up to get to where they are – and how you can get there, too.
This installment of Leadership Voices featured a conversation with renowned columnist and best-selling author David Brooks. Brooks has been an op-ed columnist for The New York Times since 2003 and is also a commentator on PBS “NewsHour,” NPR’s “All Things Considered” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He discussed his early career, important junctures in his path and key influencers who shaped his professional trajectory.
The discussion was moderated by Rosie Gomez, a graduate of the McCain Institute’s Next Generation Leaders 2016 cohort. Gomez is the lead on the issue of human trafficking within the child welfare population at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times Author, The Road to Character
Child Welfare Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2016 Next Generation Leader, The McCain Institute
On February 7, 2018, the McCain Institute for International Leadership and New America co-hosted “Leadership Voices: Pathways to Success,” featuring op-ed columnist for The New York Times, David Brooks, and moderator, former McCain Institute Next Generation Leader, Rosie Gomez. The conversation ranged from defining character-driven leadership, how David broke into journalism, the impact his mentors had on his career, and advice for millennials as they enter the work force. Here are some of the highlights from their conversation:
Defining Values and Character-Driven Leadership
The “Big Break” Moment
A Return to Civil Discourse
Advice for Millennials