Linkage Names Marshall Goldsmith Inaugural Global Institute for Leadership Development® “Legends in Leadership” Faculty Chair



Sarah Breigle, Sr. Director of Marketing, Linkage, Inc. | 781.402.5599

Date – February 20, 2019

BOSTON, Mass: Linkage, a leading provider of strategic leadership development solutions, has named leadership coach and strategist Marshall Goldsmith the “Legends in Leadership” Faculty Member for the 2019 Global Institute for Leadership Development® (GILD).

The GILD “Legends in Leadership” faculty member position is awarded to a trailblazing and innovative leadership strategist who has demonstrated commitment in their career and life to the evolution and lifelong process of “becoming” a leader. He or she demonstrates a consistent pattern of living out the five commitments of Purposeful Leadership and concentrates current efforts on helping other leaders confidently step into their leadership potential.

“The leaders who make up the GILD legacy have one thing in common: They lead with a keen sense of purpose and seek to activate a deeper purpose in those around them,” said GILD Executive Director Rachael Marangu. “This year, Linkage has the distinct pleasure of honoring one such leader who has dedicated his career—and arguably his life journey—to leading through purpose by unlocking purpose in those he coaches.”

As the inaugural “Legends in Leadership” faculty member, Marshall Goldsmith will share his expertise and leadership insights on Purposeful Leadership from the main stage, as part of a comprehensive, four-day leadership development learning experience for high-potential leaders.

About Marshall Goldsmith: Dr. Goldsmith has shaped the landscape of leadership through his decades-long commitment to leading through purpose. He has authored, coauthored and edited 35 books, which have sold over two million copies, been translated into 30 languages and have become best sellers in 12 countries. His two New York Times best sellers are MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There.

As a leadership strategist and coach, he has served more than 150 CEOs. Marshall’s impact stretches far and wide to leaders at all levels. In addition, he is the only two-time winner of the Thinkers 50 Award for #1 Leadership Thinker in the World. He has also been ranked as the #1 Executive Coach in the World and a Top Ten Business Thinker for the past eight years.

About Linkage: For more than 30 years, Linkage has been changing the face of leadership. Through our work with more than one million leaders, we continue to evolve our leadership data, insights and frameworks—empowering leading organizations to solve their most vexing leadership challenges. From developing effective, purposeful leaders to advancing women and creating cultures of inclusion, we guide our clients with proven Solutions to create transformative change.