Inspiring Your Team Starts With This Simple Tip

By Mark Hannum on August 7, 2019

Inspire

Highly effective leaders create inspirational goals that rally others to a better future. Craft your own inspiring vision for the future with this exercise.

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How to Set Smart Goals—and Make Them Happen

By Mark Hannum on May 15, 2019

A little boy draws a space ship on the wall using chalk.

How do you set and achieve great goals? Here is a simple framework to help you overcome common barriers to success.

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Leaders, Let Your Ego Go—Here’s How

By Mark Hannum on April 29, 2019

Purposeful Leadership

As we progress and move up in our careers, our egos can get in the way of our own growth and evolution as leaders. These simple practices can help keep us in check.

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The Answer Is No Answer: The Path To Becoming a Leader

By Mark Hannum on September 12, 2018

Ultimately, it’s our ability to commit to a lifelong journey of becoming purposeful that allows us to effectively balance the day-to-day dilemmas—and unsolvable problems—that we’re faced with as leaders.

Posted in Blog, Coaching, Executive Development, Innovation, Leadership Development

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.

Posted in Blog, Inclusive Leadership, Leadership Development, Women in Leadership

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.

Posted in Executive Development, Leadership Development, Talent Management

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?

Posted in Blog, Executive Development, Leadership Development

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.”

Posted in Blog, Executive Development, Leadership Development

Purposeful Leadership takes center stage today at #LinkageGILD

By Mark Hannum on October 22, 2017

Today marks a big day in Linkage history—we’re not only kicking-off our 21st Global Institute for Leadership Development® in Palm Desert—we’re sharing the findings from the largest leadership research study we’ve ever conducted in our 30 years of business.

Posted in Blog, Executive Development, Leadership Development

Purposeful Leadership™: What Differentiates Better Leaders?

By Mark Hannum on June 20, 2017

What sets great leaders apart? Matt Norquist and I had the opportunity to share some of our research findings in a recent webinar on Purposeful Leadership™. Read on for a summary and a link to the recording.

Posted in Blog, Executive Development, Leadership Development, Past Webinars

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