Linkage's Global Institute for Leadership Development (GILD) Named Top Program for...
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Linkage's Global Institute for Leadership Development (GILD) Named Top Program for Second Year in a Row GILD Again Tops Leadership Excellence Annual Survey BURLINGTON, Mass., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Linkage, Inc. (http://www.linkageinc.com), a global organizational development company specializing in leadership development, is pleased to announce that its Global Institute for Leadership Development (GILD) has been ranked #1 for the second year in a row in Leadership Excellence magazine's list of Top 100 Leadership Development Programs. GILD, co-chaired by Warren Bennis and Phil Harkins, CEO of Linkage, topped the list in the category "Large Consulting Groups." Leadership Excellence surveyed 1,000 U.S.-based organizations known for their excellence in developing leaders. Linkage will host the 12th annual GILD October 12-17, 2008 in Palm Desert, CA. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070206/CLTU021LOGO ) GILD is unlike other leadership development programs. GILD is a competency-based leadership development experience enrolled in by senior leaders, leadership teams, and emerging leaders. Only GILD combines the depth of an immersion learning workshop, the rigor of a university executive education program, and the pace and scale of a world-class conference to provide accelerated, transformational leadership growth in areas proven to help leaders deliver results. And GILD does not end when participants leave -- participants take advantage of the year-long post-program support curriculum following the on-site experience. GILD 2007 participants assessed the Return on Investment of the program at 9.2 out of 10. The foundation for GILD is Linkage's High Impact Leadership Model(TM), a leadership competency model that was co-developed by Linkage and Warren Bennis. The result of an in-depth longitudinal study, the High Impact Leadership Model(TM) identifies the key competencies, skills, and responsibility areas proven to differentiate superior leaders from average leaders. GILD provides a more qualified and more comprehensive faculty than any other leadership development program. Every year, Linkage carefully recruits a diverse, world-class faculty that provides the expertise and coaching necessary to drive growth and development in all of the core areas of the High Impact Leadership Model(TM). This year's faculty is a formal mix of the world's greatest leaders -- current and past CEOs, politicians, and humanitarians -- world-renowned teachers -- academics/gurus, musicians, and practitioners -- and expert coaches and team facilitators. Faculty in 2008 include Tom Peters, George Mitchell, Renee Mauborgne, Nicholas Negroponte, Marshall Goldsmith, Yongtu Long, Patrick Lencioni, Saj-nicole A. Joni, and Michael Abrashoff. For more information on GILD, please visit http://www.linkageinc.com/GILD. About Linkage, Inc. Linkage, Inc. provides clients around the globe with customized leadership development and strategic change solutions that include and integrate consulting, training, assessment, coaching, and benchmark research. With a relentless commitment to learning, Linkage also offers a full range of institutes, summits, public workshops, and elearning programs on leading-edge topics in leadership, management, human resource management, and organizational development. More than 100,000 leaders and managers have attended Linkage programs since the Company's founding in 1988. Linkage (http://www.linkageinc.com) is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts with operations in Atlanta, Minneapolis, San Francisco and outside the U.S. in Brussels, Bucharest, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Seoul, Singapore, and Tokyo. SOURCE Linkage, Inc. Cinny Little of Linkage, Inc., +1-781-402-5573
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