Alaina Love

Alaina Love is chief operating officer and president of Purpose Linked Consulting and co-author of “The Purpose Linked Organization: How Passionate Leaders Inspire Winning Teams and Great Results” (McGraw-Hill). She is a recovering HR executive, a global speaker and leadership expert, and passionate about everything having to do with, well … passion. Her passion archetypes are Builder, Transformer and Healer. You can learn more about how to grow leaders, build passionate teams and leverage passion to create great customer outcomes here.

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Being disruptive is not the same as being a disruptive leader. Be transformational if you want to disrupt.

Now is the time to reflect on the past year -- where your leadership shined and where you can improve next year.

Smart leaders know that skill alone won’t woo, wow and win customers. You need people with the right passions to develop and sustain a competitive edge.

How do you continue to innovate and lead in your industry, and with your existing workforce when you don't have the budget for M&A?

A look at classic influence tactics of leaders, and what Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are doing to win over voters

“Does a leadership archetype exist? And if it does, how do I find more people who are genetically wired that way?”

Leadership conversations
Leadership conversations

Communication and conversation aren't the same thing. Not knowing the difference could doom your strategy.

Superman
Superman

Passion is the next-decade competitive edge. As a leader, you can choose to leverage it, or dole out kryptonite instead. It’s your call.

May is the month of new beginnings. Just ask any recent graduate with a freshly minted diploma clasped tightly in hand.