Did you see us on prime time?! Linkage featured on CBS’ 60 Minutes

By Mark Hannum on April 17, 2018

I’m really thrilled at how far Linkage has come. I have to admit that our appearance on 60 Minutes on Sunday night was unequivocally a high point for me during my 20+ years here. For those of you who haven’t seen it, take a few minutes to watch the clip now.

Identify Your Reasons for Leading and Build an Action Plan in 3 Minutes

By Mark Hannum on April 10, 2018

Today, I’m excited to share a short, powerful exercise that I did in one of the first leadership development workshops that I ever attended, many moons ago. It has since stood out in my mind as a defining moment in my own journey of discovery, and here’s why: it helped me uncover my motivation for leading—and for doing what I do every day.

Webinar | Leading Purposefully: Your Secret to Tribal Success

By Sarah Breigle on April 6, 2018

Do you work in a purpose driven culture? Join bestselling author Dave Logan for a webinar on April 26 to see how your organization stacks up when it comes to being purposeful–and how you can create a more purposeful culture and ultimately, better results.

Potential for Parity? Diversity Is the Equalizer and the Opportunity

By Dana Yonchak on March 30, 2018

To conclude National Women’s History Month, we’ve rounded up some words of wisdom from our team around gender parity. From finding our own voice to asking for what we want, read on for a collection of thoughts that might leave you inspired to lead differently.

Nominate a leader who makes a difference in advancing women

By Kerry Seitz on March 29, 2018

Do you know a leader who goes above and beyond to support the advancement of women leaders? Share their story by nominating them for Linkage’s Executive Impact Award.

In Leaders We (Don’t) Trust

By Briana Goldman on March 19, 2018

We have four major institutions around the world—NGOs, business, media, and government—and we don’t trust any of them. It’s our responsibility, as leaders, to step up and commit to creating trust. Here are four ways to start addressing this daunting topic with your team—to help you create a healthier environment.

Listen, learn and lead

By Matt Norquist on March 8, 2018

When we make a conscious effort to lead inclusively, we incorporate diverse experiences, opinions and perspectives into our decision making. This is the starting point to achieving gender parity in leadership. Today, as we recognize International Women’s Day, I’m reminded of all of the remarkable women leaders in my life and the profound impact that they’ve had on me personally and professionally. I’m also reminded that we have a long way to go to reach gender equality.

How will things be different with your leadership?

By Mark Hannum on March 5, 2018

Vision is key to leadership, and vision starts by understanding context, your organization, and yourself. It’s important to understand who you are. Why do you want a leadership role? What about you is going to create that cascade of people doing the right things to achieve something bigger than themselves?

Tripping over our own bias [And why it doesn’t serve us]

By Susan MacKenty Brady on February 27, 2018

We all have biases–conscious and unconscious. Both ways impact behavior. We automatically assume things about people born and raised in certain cities, countries, regions, etc. We judge people by how they look or present themselves to the world. We don’t do it on purpose, but we are all guilty of some sort of bias and judgment. Imagine if you unknowingly carry these thoughts into the workplace.

Leaders, enlarge your podium!

By Mark Hannum on February 14, 2018

The essence of purposeful leadership is finding the “why” within yourself, and then enlarging your podium to include other leaders who have similar “whys”—or who are inspired enough to adapt your same “why.” The purposeful leader uses this collective energy to organize and energize efforts to achieve the “why.”

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