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The Mystery of Leadership | An Excerpt from “Become: The Five Commitments of Purposeful Leadership”

September 18, 2019 Jennifer McCollum

When leaders put purpose at the core of their business strategy, both the organization and its employees benefit, according to brand new research published in the Harvard Business Review. In fact, organizations that put a focus on purpose first “generate sustained profitable growth, stay relevant in a rapidly changing world, and deepen ties with their stakeholders.”

Linkage’s own research shows that companies that develop leaders who do things for a purpose and with a purpose enjoy 2x revenue growth, 4x profit growth and 9x employee engagement.

Purposeful Leadership® is a critical issue for organizations, which is one of the reasons we are thrilled to announce that Linkage will be releasing a new book this fall to equip leaders with the insights, knowledge, and practices they need to become leaders worth following.

In Become: The Five Commitments of Purposeful Leadership (McGraw-Hill Education)Mark Hannum, Linkage’s Chief Research Officer and a leading Executive Coach, Consultant, Practitioner and Researcher in the leadership field, reveals the evidence-based secrets that surfaced from vast data Linkage has collected on leadership effectiveness.

This critical leadership guide is designed to introduce leaders to the five commitments Purposeful Leaders make to themselves and their teams. The world’s greatest leaders focus on three critical things: they are committed to accomplishing something that mattersthey articulate a vision that others embrace; and they demonstrate a series of five commitments to themselves and their teams.

We welcome you to download an excerpt from Become: The Five Commitments of Purposeful Leadership, and purchase your own copy on Amazon.


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