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.

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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.

Posted in Blog, Leadership Development, Talent Management

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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Fit to Lead: Continuously Earning the Right to Remain at the Top

By Matt Norquist on August 22, 2016

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Being fit to lead in a remarkable way won’t happen overnight. But like an athlete’s precise training and progression plan and agile management skills—there are things that current and aspiring leaders can implement to improve themselves and earn the right to be leaders.

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

Leadership, Inclusion and the World Around Us

By Matt Norquist on July 29, 2016

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What role can business leaders can play in creating inclusive, safe, and high-performing businesses? In this one-on-one interview, author, advisor and consultant Dalia Mogahed addresses some culturally held beliefs about Muslims and the impact that our thinking has on how we lead organizations today.

Posted in Blog, Inclusive Leadership, Talent Management

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