With a still-struggling economy, a divided Congress and a number of hot-button issues on the national agenda, much is at stake for America’s future. Andy Card—who served as President George W. Bush’s Chief of Staff when he faced a divided Congress for part of his term—takes a penetrating look at today’s political climate and offers options for both parties to work together on important issues like immigration, education, tax policy, the economy and the other issues of our times.
The true test of a leader is their record of accomplishments. Andy Card was inside the Oval Office as U.S. Presidents and world leaders laid out their vision and agendas for their respective nations. He discusses how he leveraged both strategy and execution and the vital skill of negotiation to orchestrate domestic, foreign, homeland security and anti-terrorism policy and how the same strategy can apply to your organization's business challenges. Using his own personal three "P's" of decision-making, Card demonstrates with concrete examples how to forge the consensus so vitally necessary for an organization's vision or agenda:
1. How does the proposed Policy affect people?
2. What Principle does it reflect?
3. Will organizational Partners who are directly impacted support it as the right thing to do?
Every day the eyes of the world focus their attention on the White House. The pressure to perform amidst a whirlwind of activity on both a domestic and international level – as well as act as the focal point for handling and managing the enormous responsibilities of the federal government – are staggering. The task of orchestrating and managing the daily life of the White House is up to one person: the White House Chief of Staff. Andy Card draws analogies between his job and the every day pressures of executive-level management in the business world, especially those organizations undergoing change or facing a crisis. Card provides insight on dealing instantly and strategically with changes in perception, changes in the marketplace, dealing with innovation and new technologies, and how to quickly and successfully forge a new corporate culture due to merger or acquisition.
In the global marketplace, new business or investment opportunities arise every day. But determining whether or not to do business or invest in developing nations, or nations emerging from recent instances of strife, can be difficult without the insight or experience to properly formulate the decision. Drawing on his experience in the White House, Andy Card was responsible for understanding the infrastructure and political culture of nations around the globe. He provides a broad overview of the current geopolitical strengths and risks of doing business or investing around the world including Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Latin America.
Andy Card, the longest-serving White House Chief of Staff in the last 50 years, brings an insider’s perspective and analysis of how the Obama Administration can work with a divided Congress.
As chief of staff for President George W. Bush, assistant to the president/deputy chief of staff for President George H. W. Bush and special assistant and director of intergovernmental affairs for President Reagan, Card has been at the center of U.S. politics for over 20 years. Whether it is in the middle of a presidential campaign or inside the Oval Office with a world leader, Card knows how things actually work-the reality versus the myth. He discusses today's headlines and offers analysis on the issues of the day including his perspectives on what’s happening in Washington and the 2012 elections. At President Bush's side on September 11, 2001, Card knows firsthand the geopolitical factors and risks at stake that affect the global business environment. From discussing Iran, the turmoil in North Africa and the Middle East to the political risks of doing business or investing in Africa, Asia, Europe or Latin America, Card knows the leaders, the politics and the key players. He helps your audience assess the potential political and security risks and identify economic opportunities in today's constantly changing global environment and world economy.