Matt Norquist

President and CEO

Matt Norquist is President and CEO of Linkage. He has a passion for driving business change at the leader, team and organizational levels. Matt led Linkage’s largest research study in the firm’s 30-year history. The culmination of this data formed the foundation for Linkage’s Purposeful Leadership Model, a proven framework that is equipping leaders globally to achieve better business performance.

Matt's Insights

The Institution of Leadership is in Crisis

If you and I are anywhere close to the norm, it means that between 50 and 85 percent of our stakeholders don’t think that we are leading in an engaging, trustworthy or purposeful way. While most of us believe that we are better than average, statistically, half of us are not. Here are three things that we can start doing to build trust today.

Listen, Learn and Lead

When we make a conscious effort to lead inclusively, we incorporate diverse experiences, opinions and perspectives into our decision making. This is the starting point to achieving gender parity in leadership. Today, as we recognize International Women’s Day, I’m reminded of all of the remarkable women leaders in my life and the profound impact that they’ve had on me personally and professionally. I’m also reminded that we have a long way to go to reach gender equality.

Purposeful Leadership is in the news

We’re excited to share that our Purposeful Leadership research is featured in the latest issue of AMA Quarterly. Read an excerpt from: “The 5 Key Commitments of Leadership” (pp 10–13).

What are you here for?

That’s a big, lofty question. In fact, it might be one that we spend years, decades, or even our entire lives trying to figure out. Our team’s research took an in-depth look at how the most effective leaders answer this daunting question: What are you here for?

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