10 Must-Have Leadership Quotes from #LinkageGILD

By Rachael Marangu on October 15, 2018

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Recently, 500+ leaders came together in Palm Desert, California for a week of inspiration, discovery, and transformation at Linkage’s Global Institute for Leadership Development® (GILD). Watch the recap video.

We heard some truly thought-provoking messages from subject matter experts, thought leaders, and creative thinkers–and what better way to get inspired than by diving into the knowledge they shared?

Start your week off right with 10 inspirational quotes from #LinkageGILD:

  1. “Leadership is a social construct. It is less about the title we carry and more about the commitments we make.” –Rachael Marangu, GILD Executive Director
  2. “We need a reason to get up in the morning beyond ourselves. Purpose is not a goal–it’s a direction and a mindset.” –Richard Leider, GILD Co-Chair; Founder & Chair, Inventure Group; Author
  3. “We have to start practicing asking for what we want. Inconvenience someone this week. I dare you to say no.” –Susan MacKenty Brady, EVP, Linkage Solutions
  4. “Difference is the new normal. Difference, even if it seems like a limitation, is what makes us thrive.”  –Elise Roy, Human-Centered Designer, Motivational Speaker
  5. “Leaders want to do something that matters. They want to touch people in the process and they want to leave behind a legacy.” –Mark Hannum, SVP, Research and Development, Linkage
  6. “Be more brave about the person you want to be. Have more courage to take the risk of falling.” –Sean Kavanagh, Brand Ambassador, Ariel
  7. “When you bring your authentic self to the table, people trust you.” –Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
  8. “Your biggest multiplier as a leader? People. They work together and inspire others. People are your multipliers.” –Ram Charan, Best Selling Author and Advisor to CEO’s
  9. “If you care deeply enough about something, you can make a difference.” – Julia Gillard, First Woman to Serve as Deputy Prime Minister, Prime Minister
  10. “The only thing that exists is the present. Confront whatever life brings. Don’t forget to live today.” –Nando Parrado, Survivor of the 1972 Andes Mountain Plane Crash; Author

GILD attendees, tell us! What moments resonated with you? Share your comments with us below.


Just announced! Linkage’s Global Institute for Leadership Development® will take place September 16-19, 2019 in Palm Desert, CA.

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

About Rachael Marangu

Rachael Marangu is the Director of Linkage’s Purposeful Leadership Solutions and oversees the creation of Linkage’s Global Institute for Leadership Development®. Working alongside practitioners, faculty, and outside partners to design, develop, and deliver Linkage’s signature leadership event, Rachael strives to inspire leaders to commit to purposeful living, professionally and personally.

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