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A conversation with Dan Heath on How to Change When Change is Hard

Following his May 12th broadcast , Linkage’s Rich Rosier sat down with Dan Heath co-author of “Switch” to discuss how leaders can make change happen and make it stick. To describe organizational change in this presentation, Dan Heath used the analogy of a human-scale rider (representing the rational system) on the back of an ephant (the emotional system’) which begged the question…if those two ever were to disagree about which direction to go, who would be your money on?

The secret to innovation is combining odds and ends, writes Steven Johnson

We all know a good idea when we see one. Cubic equations, the printing press, the pencil, the flush toilet, the battery, Google – these are all great ideas. But where do they come from? What kinds of environments make them more likely? What sparks the flash of brilliance? How do we generate the groundbreaking ideas that push forward our careers, our lives, our society, our culture?

A conversation with Sheena Iyengar on The Art of Choosing

In our world of interconnected commerce, technological revolution, shifting political and cultural forces, our decisions have far-reaching consequences. Whether mundane or momentous, our choices give us the power to define ourselves and shape our lives. Dr. Sheena Iyengar takes the audience into this complex and dynamic process, revealing why we make the choices we make, and how we can choose better.

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Are you an authentic woman leader? (Video)

As a woman leader, do you know how to bring out the best leadership traits in yourself to be an effective and authentic leader? In this short video, Betsy Myers, COO of the Obama Presidential Campaign and former Executive Director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, explains what being an authentic leader means to her.

Lynda Gratton on Creating Performance Driven Innovation within your Organization

On November 17th, 2010 Lynda Gratton, one of the world’s authorities on human resources strategy and author of “Hot Spots: Why Some Teams, Workplaces, and Organizations Buzz with Energy — And Others Don’t” presented on “Creating Performance Driven Innovation within your Organization.” Dozens of organizations tuned in as part of Linkage’s Thought Leader Series. Afterwards, Linkage’s Rich Rosier sat down with Gratton to talk about the ingredients that make up Hot Spots and to discuss how leaders can foster a cooperative mindset and remove boundaries between people to increase their productive capacity.

Charlene Li on how to feel in command when you are no longer in control (video)

The long held concept of command-and-control leadership is being tested as organizations are experiencing the largest technological and sociological shift of our generation. Talk with your customers. Listen to your employees. These are long-time, well-tested truisms of business. But ask organizations to engage with people on Facebook or Twitter and a look of sheer terror crosses their faces.

Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton on Turning Your Team into a Breakthrough Team (video)

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Adrian Gostick has once again transformed the corporate work place with The Orange Revolution, recognized worldwide as the premiere book on how breakthrough teams and teamwork revolutionize a company, a community, and the world. Mr. Gostick shatters the preconceptions most leaders have about corporate achievement. He proves that exceptional success is driven not by an individual, but by a breakthrough team that generates its own momentum — an engaged group of colleagues in the trenches, working passionately together to pursue a shared vision.

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