Leaders: Let’s Train (Not Just Try). Here’s Why.

By Matt Norquist on March 25, 2016


We try really hard most of the time. And working hard is table stakes for most. But doing whatever it takes is simply not enough. We need focused attention on improving what matters the most. This practical real-life metaphor has worked for me, and for our team—when it comes to producing results.

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The next biggest and best idea (probably won’t come from me)

By Matt Norquist on December 16, 2015


More oftentimes than not, it’s the everyday experiences that inspire (and re-inspire) me to think about my responsibility as a leader. The other day, I attended a good friend’s wedding. Watching Dave and Ally proclaim their vows to one another really got me thinking about commitment.

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

Time for reflection, and giving back

By Matt Norquist on December 1, 2015


December is a natural time for reflection as we at Linkage look ahead to the New Year, and as we look back with gratitude to those we have worked with, exchanged ideas with, and learned with this year.

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An Olympic athlete, a best-selling author…and the rest of us

By Matt Norquist on August 18, 2015


I’ve been lucky enough to know a handful of people who are the very best in the world at what they do. And they provide valuable insight on how to achieve peak performance in business and in life.

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Why I’m Here: The Power of Purpose

By Matt Norquist on July 30, 2015


One week into my job as CEO at Linkage, I’ve been taking a page out of my son Jack’s book–-remembering that sometimes purpose is a lifelong pursuit, but other times purpose is momentary.

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