Digital Learning

Purposeful Leadership®

A self-paced digital learning program designed to equip leaders with the skills and tools needed to advance.

Nearly 10,000 baby boomers retire each day, and by 2030, all baby boomers will be age 65 or older.*

Are you actively working to identify high-potential employees and next-generation leaders and readying them for leadership through accessible, actionable learning?

Linkage’s Purposeful Leadership Essentials is a self-paced digital learning program designed to equip leaders with the essentials of the research-backed Purposeful Leadership model—with the goal of creating better, more effective leaders.

Equip leaders with knowledge related to the core Commitments of Purposeful Leadership through a convenient online format. This innovative course is available on demand for each learner and can be experienced from anywhere with an internet connection.

Participants work through the content at their own pace—reading articles, taking quizzes, and watching videos, while taking time for self-reflection and goal setting.

​Linkage’s flexible format allows you to deploy the content to best fit the user experience and your organization’s needs. We equip you with a guide to help you understand how to involve managers and when and if you should bring participants together in collaboration, as well as a suggested timeline for course completion. You can measure and monitor progress through a comprehensive reporting section that allows you to access important metrics about participant involvement and performance.

Purposeful Leadership Essentials is designed for high-potential and next-generation leaders who have been identified for leadership development growth and future promotion opportunities.

Looking for synchronous online learning?

Discover Linkage’s Purposeful Leadership Virtual Sessions, a 4- or 8-module live virtual learning experience, or Linkage’s Purposeful Leadership Digital Academy, 8 modules of highly interactive online learning.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

What’s included

  • 7 modules, ~15 hours of content, delivered as an asynchronous learning experience, allowing learners to consume content on demand
  • Administrator/Sponsor playbook
  • Purposeful Leadership Self-Assessment with Inclusion Scale


Participants will

  • Improve their leadership capabilities
  • Increase their self-awareness—understand strengths and development opportunities
  • Learn how to lead with purpose
  • Better engage with and motivate their teams

An Innovative Approach

The course is grounded in Linkage’s original research on Purposeful Leadership, which shows that Purposeful Leaders drive 2x more revenue, 4x more profit growth and 9x higher employee engagement.

Module 1 Embracing Purposeful Leadership

Examine the Commitments that Purposeful Leaders make to their teams and themselves, including the Commitments, Practices and Skills needed to become a truly Purposeful Leader. Read and interpret your own Purposeful Leadership Self-Assessment to identify areas of strength and opportunities for you as you continue your journey as a Purposeful Leader.

Module 2 Become Commitment

Discern your true leadership principles and purpose as a leader, clarify what motivates you (your Personal “Why”), and reflect on the dilemmas you’ve managed in the past and how they might be better informed by the Purposeful Leadership model.

Module 3 Inspire Commitment

Develop and reflect on both an aspirational and detailed version of your desired future state as a leader, and practice expressing your vision in a way that captivates and motivates your teams.

Module 4 Engage Commitment – Coaching

Be purposeful in how you Engage your team and colleagues by building human connections that enable business success. Use coaching methods and tools to encourage employees’ full participation by asking for their contribution, making them feel valuable, and actively listening.

Module 5 Engage Commitment – Inclusion

Describe why Inclusion needs to be a business imperative for all organizations. Identify ways to increase engagement and move toward Inclusion by understanding Bias and its impacts.

Module 6 Innovate Commitment

Identify the leadership dilemmas inherent in building a culture of Innovation, and begin to uncover opportunities for Innovation through purposeful shifts in mindset, perspective, systems and processes.

Module 7 Achieve Commitment

Evaluate your team’s ability to Achieve and create a plan to support and encourage future success.

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