With the critical US midterm elections less than one week away, it’s safe to say the stakes are higher than ever. According to the Washington Post, ‘This is the Most Important Election of your Lifetime. Or is it,’ “President Biden recently said that the upcoming midterms would be “one of the most important elections in our lifetime.” Divisive and explosive issues include abortion rights, crime, democracy, immigration, inflation, and the state of the economy. With tensions at an all-time high, it really gave me pause, and got me thinking. Thinking about civic engagement, and how it is our duty as leaders to incentivize our companies and employees to actively participate in society in positive ways. We need to create a safe space for employees to stand for something, and give them agency to take action through both political and non-political acts. Now is NOT the time to sit by the sidelines and assume others will take positive action. In my November LinkedIn article I want to explore the topic of civic engagement, and how we as leaders can create a company culture that embodies it.