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422: Influence Through Overlapping Networks, with Sandie Morgan

By Dave Stachowiak

Sandie Morgan: Global Center for Women & Justice Sandie Morgan is the director of the Global Center for Women and Justice at Vanguard University of Southern California. She is recognized globally for her expertise on combatting human trafficking and working to end violence against women. Sandie is professor, researcher, and partner to many organizations and agencies across the globe including governments, law enforcement, and non-profits. Since 2011, she has hosted along with me the bimonthly Ending Human Trafficking podcast which was recognized by The National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth at the Department of Health and Human Services as a great way to “get up to speed on human trafficking.” Key Points Culture often changes from the top down. Engage “elites” who are outside of the centermost position of prestige. Find avenue of agreement instead of focusing on differences. Influence happens in exciting ways when the networks of elites and the institutions they lead overlap. Change will mean conflict — don’t be scared of this. The more diverse your partnerships are, the stronger your net is going to be. Bonus Audio Why learning from elites is so important Resources Mentioned To Change the World* by James Davison Hunter How to Win Friends and Influence People* by Dale Carnegie Global Center for Women and Justice 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report Related Episodes How Storytelling Helps You Lead, with Sandie Morgan (episode 51) How to Collaborate Across Organizations, with Kirsten Foot (episode 215) How to Grow Your Professional Network, with Tom Henschel (episode 279) The Power of Weak Connections, with David Burkus (episode 347) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.

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