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Our Thinking

Linkage brings you best practice research and the freshest thinking in leadership development, organizational development, and talent management strategy and systems across Asia and globally. We do this through our own research and partnerships with the greatest minds and thought leaders in the field. A few of our latest works, offerings, and partnerships include the following:

In the newly published and highly sought after 2nd edition of Linkage’s Best Practices in Leadership Development Handbook (Wiley), Sam Lam, President of Linkage, Marshall Goldsmith, David Giber and Justin Bourke, have researched and consolidated the latest trends and practical tools and resources in leadership development. This volume offers a resource for designing, delivering, and evaluating successful leadership programs. Critical areas such as assessment, developing women leaders, and global leadership are explored to address the real challenges of today.

In their 2009 book, In Search of Leadership: How Great Leaders Answer the Question, “Why Lead?” (Mc-Graw-Hill), Phil Harkins, founder and CEO of Linkage, and Phil Swift, ARC Financial cofounder, interviewed corporate executives, presidents, prime ministers, educators, an important spiritual leader, and more, and uncovered the startling commonalities on how they each answer that question.

Marshall Goldsmith, widely recognized as one of the best executive coaches in the world today, is featured in several of our events and workshops.

Internationally known speaker, author, and consultant William Bridges shows individuals and organizations how to deal more productively with change. Linkage enjoys an exclusive partnership with William Bridges & Associates on The Leading Organizational Transition: Train-the-Trainer program — a unique program based on his Three-Phase Transition Model and developed by William Bridges & Associates.

William Rothwell is an international authority on succession planning and human resource issues. He is Professor of Workforce Education and Development at The Pennsylvania State University — one of the highest ranked graduate programs in Human Resource Development in the U.S. Rothwell is a featured thought leader in Linkage’s Best Practices in Succession Management program and an exclusive partner of the new Today’s HR: Designs for a Strategic Partnership program.