Leading with purpose: 3 strategies for managing decision risk

By Paula Butte on May 24, 2017

In times of change and transition, it’s easy to decide quickly and move forward. Purposeful leaders understand that they need to slow down and seek to understand more, even when it’s painful to do so. That means listening more and getting to the heart of what’s on people’s minds—even when you would really rather speak up and move on.

Why uncertain times need certainty of purpose

By Richard Leider on May 19, 2017

Creating your life the way you want, so that you feel a sense of certainty from it, requires a commitment to yourself to take actions every day. There are no magic buttons or pills that will get you there.

Don’t miss Wednesday’s webinar: Using Your Brain to Be a Better Leader

By Sarah Breigle on May 12, 2017

Research in the field of neuroscience has a lot to offer as we think how to focus on work that creates real impact. Join us May 17 for a webinar with Michael Bungay Stanier for a deep dive into the science of what really makes the difference—and how you can apply this thinking with your team.

Are You on the Move? Maybe You Should Be…

By Shirley Milgrom on May 1, 2017

Your job may require you to spend most of your day talking with others, which means sitting, sitting, and more sitting. That’s not OK. Too much sitting will decrease your effectiveness. Here are a few ways that you can get on the move.

It’s not you: Six ways organizations limit new leaders

By Madelyn Yucht on April 27, 2017

I’ve witnessed hundreds of leaders experience these limitations as they transitioned into new roles. Some were able to wade through on their own; others needed to seek advice. Either way, make a conscious effort to be mindful of these within the context of your new role so that you address potential barriers upfront—and open up a whole new world of opportunity.

Why I don’t give motivational speeches to my employees—and neither should you

By Jim Estill on April 25, 2017

The question you need to ask as a leader is not, “How do I keep inspiring my team?” It’s, “How do I get my team fully engaged, so they’re itching to move on to the next target?” It starts with getting clear on your why.

The path to purposeful leadership starts with you

By Matt Norquist on April 24, 2017

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.

You, version 2.0—Don’t give up on the things that bring you joy

By Kerry Seitz on April 20, 2017

We have a tendency to become so absorbed in the chaos of our daily routines that we don’t pause to notice what brings us joy. If you are missing something meaningful, revive it. Allow yourself to reclaim it—perhaps in a new package that’s compatible with your present life demands and job priorities.

Leaders, take note!: Four must-have coaching questions

By Devon Brown on April 11, 2017

To coach effectively, you must know and understand the people that work with you—especially those reporting to you. If you don’t have answers for these four questions, then you have an opportunity to have conversations with members of your team. The true value is not just in the answers, but in the dialogue that results.

Your questions from our 7 Leadership Essentials webinar

By Madelyn Yucht on April 4, 2017

In our recent webinar, Linkage’s Madelyn Yucht shared 7 essentials that you need when you start a new leadership role in order to be successful. If you didn’t get a chance to tune in, view the recording. Also, Madelyn weighs in on the questions we didn’t have time for.

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