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Matt Norquist is President and CEO of Linkage. He leads Linkage's team of consultants across the globe. He specializes in helping organizations address their business challenges through accelerating the development and performance of their leaders. He has led teams and client assignments in over 50 countries working with more than 30 Fortune 500 organizations.
In 2017, Matt led Linkage’s largest research study in the firm’s 30-year history. He guided efforts to analyze over 100,000 leadership assessments, review vast amounts of well-received literature on leadership, and validated the findings with leading scientists, academics and established global leaders. The culmination of this data formed the foundation for Linkage’s Purposeful Leadership™ Model, a proven framework that is equipping leaders globally to achieve better business performance. The findings are summarized in: Rethinking Leadership: The Power of Purpose.
Matt also led Linkage’s first ever Purposeful Leadership Index—a study of 1,000 working Americans that assessed the impact that purposeful leadership has on employee attitudes and organizational performance.
Prior to joining Linkage, Matt led the consulting practice for North America at Right Management, with over 500 consultants across 50 offices. Before that, he led the insights practice globally at Edelman, and served in senior roles for over a decade at The Gallup Organization, leading businesses in New York, Los Angeles, Japan, Omaha, Saudi Arabia, and Chicago.
Matt has a passion for driving business change at the individual, team, and organizational levels. His belief in this comes from studies and experience with both elite athletes and business leaders—finding that performance can be enhanced through an approach flowing from preparation—to practice—ultimately manifesting in peak performance.
He earned a BA in Psychology at Azusa Pacific University, and an MBA in Executive Leadership at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln.