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Recapping Our Favorite Insights | Top 5 Blogs of 2019

December 24, 2019 Emma Brooks

As another year comes to a close and we prepare to dive in to 2020, we wanted to take some time to pause and think about our favorite moments from 2019. There’s a lot we’ve accomplished, a lot we’re grateful for, and a lot of things we’re excited for in the new year.  

For the many authors of the Linkage Leadership Insights Blog, this is also a time to look back on the stories we wrote and see which ones created the most impact and resonated with you, our readers.  

We discovered that topics on advancing women leaders and leading with purpose seemed to garner the most engagement and excitement. So, without further ado, we present to you the top five leadership insights from 2019: 

1. Scaling the Hurdles to Advancement, Together | Takeaways from Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute 2019 

Celebrating our largest Institute ever! Linkage’s CEO Jennifer McCollum shares her insights and favorite moments from the 20th Annual Women in Leadership Institute—including what she’s thankful for. 

2. What Greta Thunberg Can Teach Us about Purposeful Leadership 

Greta Thunberg, a 16-year old girl from Sweden, is the talk of the world. She’s shown us that Purposeful Leaders don’t need to be in the C-suite, in the board room, or at the highest levels of government to have a major impact on how we see ourselves—and our world. 

3. 23 Inspiring Leadership Quotes from Linkage’s Global Institute for Leadership Development 2019 

As we concluded this year’s Global Institute for Leadership Development® (GILD) in September, we left feeling refreshed, inspired, and filled with a new sense of purpose. Through this experience, we challenged ourselves to think creatively about the way we lead—and made a commitment to lead and live purposefully. We compiled some of our favorite quotes from #LinkageGILD, so that you can feel as inspired as we are! 

4. Inspiring Your Team Starts with This Simple Tip 

The most effective leaders provide hope and inspiration for the future, while directing their energy toward a bold vision. These Purposeful Leaders create an inspiring vision that unites teams and organizations toward a common purpose. 

5. How to Get Ahead of Employee Turnover (Hint: Don’t Wait for Exit Interviews!) 

Turnover can cost employers 33% of an employee’s annual salary, including hiring costs like fees to recruiters, advertising, interview expenses, signing bonuses, and relocation costs. The cost is especially high for organizations that can’t attract, retain, or advance women leaders. 

So, why are we waiting for talented women leaders to leave the organization before we start asking questions and collecting data? Amy Shapiro, Director of Strategic Accounts at Linkage, explains how to get ahead of the issue. 

We hope these topics resonated with you, and we’re sending you our best wishes for a Happy and Purposeful New Year!

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