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The Journey Continues! Best of #LinkageGILD | Day 3

October 3, 2018 Rachael Marangu

What a remarkable day with remarkable faculty! 

Throughout Day 3 at Linkage’s Global Institute for Leadership Development®, we grappled with some big questions. As leaders, how do we maintain the courage to do the “right thing,” every day, even in the face of difficulty? How do we heal, learn, and grow from our falls–and then use that insight to become more purposeful leaders? 

Check out highlights from Day 1 and Day 2. And, listen to these sound bites from center stage: Dave Logan and Richard Leider.

Without further ado, here is a summary of today’s keynote faculty:

Mark Hannum and Mark Van Tine on Become 

How do we maintain the courage to do the “right thing” every day, even in the face of difficulty? During an insightful joint session, Mark Hannum, Senior Vice President of Research and Development, Linkage and Mark Van Tine, Former CEO, Jeppesen; Former Digital Aviation VP, The Boeing Company, shared insight into the lifelong, internal journey of becoming a leader.  

What we learned:  

  • What we learned: Your personal “why” has to be in sync with the organizational “what for”. 
  • Leadership is a social relationship. It is about breaking the status quo. Leadership takes courage.
  • As we grow, maturing from role to role through phases in our career, our perspectives on situations and leadership dilemmas shift. This progression requires us to evolve and mature internally and discover our own personal state on why we lead. 
  • Leadership is the art of getting others to work toward a shared goal.

Sean Kavanagh on Become 

Last summer, Sean Kavanagh, former CEO of Ariel Group, changed his views on leadership, presence, and risk—the work he has focused on for much of his professional career. The reason? He was hit by a truck during his bike ride to work, suffering multiple, life-threatening injuries. Through the following year of slow and steady recovery, Sean learned what was really important to him–personally and professionally–and it totally changed his thinking. 

What we learned: 

  • Be more brave about the person you want to be. Have more courage to take the risk of falling.  And, encourage your team to risk falling 
  • Don’t be a helicopter leader! Provide growth opportunities for the next generation.  
  • Becoming a leader is the ability to connect with the head and the heart of another person. 
  • Leading and healing are the same thing! Learn from your falls so you can inspire and engage others to take risks, innovate, and achieve. 
  • Rethink what you know. PTSD = Post Traumatic Self Discovery

Looking for more from Sean? Download his ebook on Fall Risk or follow Sean on Twitter for more insights.

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