Leadership Lessons

Ten Tips for Building Realistic Optimism

By Muriel Jones on October 4, 2012

The Linkage Leadership Academy

  “Optimism is true moral courage.” – Sir Ernest Shackleton, Antarctic Explorer Optimism is not about whether you see the cup half full or half empty. Realistic Optimism is something you do—a particular way that you explain to yourself the events that

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Six Steps for Increasing Accountability and Keeping Commitments

By Muriel Jones on September 28, 2012

Mark Samuels Thought Leader Series

In a recent Huffington Post article, Mark Samuel, our featured presenter of Unleash the Power of an Accountable Organization, discusses how keeping commitments can actually–in a specific context–undermine your accountability. It is common thought that accountability is about keeping commitments. There is nothing so

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Tips for Successful Entrepreneurship from Steve Jobs

By Muriel Jones on September 14, 2012

Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, is the author of Steve Jobs and of biographies of Henry Kissinger, Benjamin Franklin, and Albert Einstein, offers three tips for successful entrepreneurship from Steve Jobs.

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Having developed the best of the best, Admiral Eric Olson addresses leading highly effective teams

By Muriel Jones on July 30, 2012

Join Admiral Eric Olson on October 10 as he addresses leaders and managers worldwide on Team Building and Leadership in the 21st Century–via satellite and the web.

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What did Steve Jobs think of his rivals?

By Muriel Jones on July 16, 2012

Sunday night 60 Minutes on CBS had a segment on Walter Isaacson who spent the last two years working on the only authorized biography of Apple Co-founder, Steve Jobs.

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Admiral Eric Olson’s 10 Commandments for a highly effective team

By Muriel Jones on July 13, 2012

Admiral Eric Olson tells the crowd at FOSE about his list of 10 commandments to build a high powered team.

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Walter Isaacson on Steve Jobs’ passion for innovation and perfection

By Muriel Jones on June 29, 2012

“The thing that made Apple so successful was that Jobs realized that when you have a passion for profit instead of a passion for product, you will not make profits,” Isaacson said.

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When you take a hard look at your leadership journey, are you stuck in neutral?

By Muriel Jones on June 22, 2012

Linda Hill Thought Leader Series

In this HBS interview, Linda Hill, co-author with Kent Lineback of Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives for Becoming a Great Leader, addresses how managing yourself as an individual contributor is light years away from leading others. Great leaders must adopt a way of thinking about how they can influence their people to ever-higher levels of productivity and results.

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Leadership lessons from a former Special Operations commander

By Muriel Jones on June 15, 2012

Admiral Eric Olson — credited with developing the specialized forces that have accomplished some of the most notable military operations of the last decade — knows better than anyone how to get the most out of team members. In this short post on fcw.com, read some of the tips and fundamentals of leadership that Olson offered his audience at the FOSE conference in Washington, DC.

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Walter Isaacson on Leadership Lessons from Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin

By Muriel Jones on June 8, 2012

Linkage will kick-off its 2012 fall Thought Leader Series with Walter Isaacson presenting on Timeless Leadership: Leadership Lessons from Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin on September 18, 2012 at 11:00AM.

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