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What do mentorship and sponsorship have in common—and why is it so important to understand the difference?
The way we work affects us deeply, and the difference between remote work and commuting to the office impacts every employee uniquely. Leaders have a responsibility to understand this impact and to meaningfully engage their teams at this time of transition. Here are four ways you can consider and address changing needs in a virtual environment and best support your teams.
#LinkageWIL Inspiration Series: Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley, on Who Gets a Seat at the Table
In this first installment of the #LinkageWIL Inspiration series, we are unpacking insights from Wall Street Veteran, Carla Harris on how we can create and support a pipeline of diverse leaders.
Linkage CEO Jennifer McCollum speaks with Patrick Thomas, a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, about our Juneteenth webinar, “Reflecting on Race & Allyship: How to Drive Meaningful Change” and Linkage’s ongoing work to build and support cultures of inclusion at leading organizations.
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Out of crisis comes opportunity, and strong and effective leadership is a cornerstone of our ability to rise to a challenge—within our organizations, communities, and in our world. The commitments of Purposeful Leadership, grounded in inclusion, become even more important as we all strive to lead in a permanently changed world. We must inspire, innovate, achieve, engage and become in order to meet today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities.
Reflecting on Race and Allyship: How to Drive Meaningful Change | Commitments Leaders Can Make Today
Linkage CEO Jennifer McCollum reflects on the latest webinar installment of Linkage’s Critical Leadership Conversations series with Bev Wright, expert leadership consultant and inclusion advocate, and Eddie Turner, international best-selling author and award-winning coach. “Reflecting on Race & Allyship: How to Drive Meaningful Change,” was an interactive conversation grounded in lived experiences and actionable strategies for change. The discussion proved to be an invaluable opportunity for more than 1,000 leaders to reflect and discuss the shameful reality of the past; the shifting reality of the present; and the hope for the future.
Effective Leaders Are Inclusive Leaders — Organizations Navigating a World in Crisis Accelerate through Inclusion
It’s clear that inclusion can be the accelerator to our success. So, what can we do to activate the power of inclusive leadership at our organizations? We need to put an equal emphasis on creating the cultures of inclusion necessary to support a diversified workforce. And, we must put a common behavioral language behind what inclusive leadership is in action if we are to create a new standard of leadership that serves all people in our organizations.
How many times have you heard the phrase “the new normal” over the past few months? It has become a cliché, but it is truly undeniable that the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis has greatly impacted our daily lives. For leaders, the challenge of thoughtfully, purposefully, and effectively leading during a time of crisis is all-encompassing. With so much changed about the way leaders manage teams, tackle dilemmas, and prioritize, how can we seek clarity to help us survive—and potentially thrive—during this critical time?
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