Unconscious exclusive leadership

Posted by Charley Morrow on October 23, 2014

Ignoring, disregarding, shunning, or excluding members of your organization can wreak havoc on your team and your bottom line. And many leaders don’t even know they’re doing it.

Outstanding Executive Award winner announced

Posted by Bill Springer on October 22, 2014

We can all learn from Linkage’s Outstanding Executive Award winner Marie Andel of CSAA Insurance Group.

New and improved website

Posted by Bill Springer on October 21, 2014

Thanks to our new, recently launched, and much-improved website, it’s now a whole lot easier to learn how we can help you be a better leader and your organization be more successful.

Tips for team leaders

Posted by Briana Goldman on October 17, 2014

We all know there is no “I” in team, but it can be equally difficult to find the “we” or the “us” too. I’ve found that successful team formation at every stage boils down to establishing a team identity.

Please go away!

Posted by Darlene Slaughter on October 16, 2014

Turns out, taking a well-timed vacation is just as important as hard work, dedication, and self-sacrifice when it comes to leadership development. And guess what? The ill effects of not taking vacation are well-documented in research and include fatigue, poor morale, heart problems and reduced productivity.

Change is a contact sport

Posted by Marty Jordan on October 14, 2014

We are all familiar with the change statistic that says 70% of change efforts fail…or to put it the other way around, only 30% succeed. Those are pretty dismal numbers indeed. So I was pleasantly surprised when I came across this article in the Ivey School of Business Journal highlighting one of those “30% succeed” stories.

Crisis management 101

Posted by Phil Harkins on October 10, 2014

Good times in an organization are a direct result of what you do in bad times. When faced with a challenge or hardship, leaders must ensure that HR is a strategic partner to the overall business. Time and energy should be focused on high impact initiatives, and executives need to be coached and aligned with executive teams.

Learn. Commit. Communicate. Repeat.

Posted by Ron Porter on October 9, 2014

Five years ago, I was told “you’re going to GILD this year,” and I’ve been lucky enough to go every year since. I enjoy going back because it serves as a refresher and reminder of what effective leadership looks like and each year and I pick up new insights from each speaker.

Men are people too

Posted by Susan Brady on October 8, 2014

As a woman who was raised by a single father who was (thankfully) way ahead of his time in the world of gender equality, I couldn’t help but smile in agreement when I watched the 24-year-old actress and U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson deliver a speech at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City recently.

Undoing the impact of unconscious bias (video)

Posted by Bill Springer on October 7, 2014

Howard Ross is one of the country’s preeminent authorities on identifying, understanding, and countering the impact of unconscious bias in the workplace. And as you’ll see in this video clip, unconscious bias is extremely tricky to eradicate simply because people aren’t actually conscious of what they are doing and the negative impact their behavior can cause.

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