By Rachael Marangu on October 15, 2018
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). Start your week off right with 10 inspirational quotes from #LinkageGILD.
By Sarah Breigle on October 11, 2018
Susan MacKenty Brady’s new book, Mastering Your Inner Critic and 7 Other High Hurdles to Advancement is due in stores on November 23rd! This life-changing guide shows you how to confront the self-defeating messages of your Inner Critic and leap over the common hurdles women face.
By Richard Leider on May 24, 2018
There are no rigid formulas for how to write your purpose statement as a leader, mentor or coach, but there are many helpful techniques to assist you. Here are seven thought-provoking questions to get you started.
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.
By Matt Norquist on March 8, 2018
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.
By Susan MacKenty Brady on February 27, 2018
We all have biases–conscious and unconscious. Both ways impact behavior. We automatically assume things about people born and raised in certain cities, countries, regions, etc. We judge people by how they look or present themselves to the world. We don’t do it on purpose, but we are all guilty of some sort of bias and judgment. Imagine if you unknowingly carry these thoughts into the workplace.
By Richard Leider on February 12, 2018
So, how does one go from being a smart leader to becoming a wise leader? Start by seeing the world differently—from the inside out. A wise leader is constantly becoming more self‐aware. Without self‐awareness, it’s very hard to move out of smartness.
By Matt Norquist on February 8, 2018
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.
By Susan MacKenty Brady on November 6, 2017
If we don’t ask for what we want, can we really keep complaining that we’re not getting it? The journey starts with a moment to moment choice, and with recommitting to yourself—each and every day. It’s all about progress, not perfection.
By Richard Leider on October 11, 2017
“Becoming” a purposeful leader should be the foundation of any leader development process or plan because it is the core for leading in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world. Being able to “hold the center” is an essential life skill for leaders today.