Josh Linkner

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If You Want to be a Leader, Start Acting Like One
People are constantly asking me for advice on how to get promoted. They want to move up the ranks at their company, take on more responsibility, and expand their spheres of influence. While the notion of being a leader seems nice (but possibly far off), you've got it backward. It's not suddenly that you're anointed as a leader and with that you'...
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An Inside Job
The New Normal. Unprecedented. Great Resignation. Ugh. We're all sick and tired of these COVID-inspired buzzwords, and even more frustrated having to actually navigate their implications. With a global reset, people are viewing work and jobs and family and geography very differently than the innocent bygone years of the 2010's. As leaders, it’s ...
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Dare to Suck
I've long wondered why do some people consistently generate unforgettable creativity, while others simply never get out of the gate? The research on creativity and imagination is crystal clear: all human beings are capable of creative expression, which shows the problem isn't natural talent. It's also fascinating to see someone shine creatively...
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What a Japanese Word Teaches us about Creativity
Those of us who seek – and study – human creativity are besieged with overused tropes. "Think outside the box" and "color outside the lines" are right up there with words like "disruption" in the cliche Hall of Fame. But I recently stumbled on a Japanese word that made my Corporate Lingo Bingo card fall straight to the floor: Datsuzoku. The term...
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Effort vs. Results
Imagine that a loved one is on the operating table in a life-or-death situation. You and your family gather in the waiting room waiting with bated breath for the doctor to communicate the results of this life-saving procedure. When the surgeon finally arrives, you don't want to hear about how hard she and her team labored. You don't want to hear...
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Simulate to Stimulate
Pilots are required to invest hundreds of hours in simulated flight scenarios before taking command of a live aircraft. Race car simulators help drivers prepare for the unexpected, so that they'll be fully ready for unforeseen circumstances. Astronauts first experience weightlessness in a simulation chamber so they can become accustomed to a gra...
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What Every Leader Wants: Five Undisputed Steps to Getting Promoted Fast and Never Getting Fired
The allure of the corner office has captured the imagination of nearly everyone in the working world. A promotion to the next level - or the level after that - would be a gigantic win, both personally and professionally. You'd be able to create a bigger impact, serve and lead more, and leave your fingerprints on the organization. The extra mone...
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Fear and Creativity Cannot Coexist
As business leaders, we know that innovation is the only way to grow. We demand inventive thinking, but are we creating the right conditions? It sure would be nice if we could order up a family-size bucket of innovation in the same way we order food from a mobile app delivery service. But human creativity is more nuanced and requires support ...
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The Five New Faces Of Leadership
In the context of seemingly endless volatility, the pandemic has led many of us to pause in order to reassess what it really takes to win in this new era of business. What leadership attributes are needed right now to create a sustainable competitive advantage? In the past, it was enough to be a thoughtful and deliberate manager, executing a pla...
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Invent Your Own Language
I’ve often wondered why some organizations enjoy a disproportionate share of the wins. It’s easier to explain in business when a company might have a bigger war chest or better real estate or more efficient software. But it gets more confusing in sports, when teams must play with the same number of players by the same rules and draw from the sa...
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