The Institution of Leadership is in Crisis

By Matt Norquist on May 18, 2018

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If you and I are anywhere close to the norm, it means that between 50 and 85 percent of our stakeholders don’t think that we are leading in an engaging, trustworthy or purposeful way. While most of us believe that we are better than average, statistically, half of us are not. Here are three things that we can start doing to build trust today.

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Listen, learn and lead

By Matt Norquist on March 8, 2018

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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.

Posted in Blog, Executive Development, Leadership Development, Talent Management, Women in Leadership

What’s “purpose” actually about?

By Matt Norquist on February 8, 2018

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Searches for the terms “purpose” and “purposeful” have been on the rise. It seems like media, investors, businesspeople and society at large have been enamored with doing good—and with the term “purpose”—lately. The reality is that purpose can mean very different things depending on who you are talking to.

Posted in Blog, Executive Development, Inclusive Leadership, Leadership Development, Talent Management

Purposeful Leadership is in the news

By Matt Norquist on December 19, 2017

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We’re excited to share that our Purposeful Leadership research is featured in the latest issue of AMA Quarterly. Read an excerpt from: “The 5 Key Commitments of Leadership” (pp 10–13).

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What are you here for?

By Matt Norquist on October 12, 2017

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That’s a big, lofty question. In fact, it might be one that we spend years, decades, or even our entire lives trying to figure out. Our team’s research took an in-depth look at how the most effective leaders answer this daunting question: What are you here for?

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The path to purposeful leadership starts with you

By Matt Norquist on April 24, 2017

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We sorted fact from fiction to determine what separates great leaders from the rest. Our data from nearly a million leaders worldwide revealed five key commitments that separate the best from the rest.

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Celebrating Women

By Matt Norquist on March 8, 2017

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As I celebrate the women that I work alongside, and all women on International Women’s Day, I reflect on how honored I am to be surrounded by so many talented colleagues, clients, and friends. Here are a few ways that I’m proud of our company.

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

Not Sincerely, but Purposefully Yours.

By Matt Norquist on February 28, 2017

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Great leadership is ours—to be, to follow, to find, to create. Our recent research has shed light on the five key commitments that great leaders purposefully make and keep. What we found was startling. Leaders and leadership are not always truly successful by being strong or powerful.

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Say what needs to be said (while it’s still today)

By Matt Norquist on December 1, 2016

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None of us can predict what is coming tomorrow (good or bad)—what opportunities will present themselves to create our legacy, to create lasting leadership impact. One thing we do know is that every day is full of moments in time to create an impact. What are 3 things you can do to create lasting leadership impact, while it’s still today?

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Leadership and Awareness: It Begins with You

By Matt Norquist on October 16, 2016

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Any substantial anniversary inspires moments of reflection. For me, as we kick-off the 20th anniversary of Linkage’s Global Institute for Leadership Development® (what we call GILD), I pause to think about the tens of thousands of leaders who’ve been impacted by Linkage and this global immersion learning experience. As we take it all in and absorb as much as we can from those around us, we also have a unique opportunity to reflect on our own paths as leaders and to build greater self-awareness. This process begins when we commit to being truly aware of the impact of our reactions and the influence we have on others.

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