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Accelerating Purposeful Leadership®


​Organizations are experiencing a leadership crisis—84% expect a shortfall of leaders in the next five years.

And with 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 each day, the demand for prepared leaders is not going to let up anytime soon.

Are you readying successors for key leadership positions fast enough?

Linkage research shows that companies that develop leaders who do things for a purpose and with a purpose enjoy 2x stronger revenue growth, 4x profit growth and 9x employee engagement.* Companies that create lasting leadership impact differentially invest in developing purposeful leaders, and they take concrete steps to assess the organizational dynamics that shape leadership performance.

Linkage’s Purposeful Leadership® solution is a practical framework to identify, evaluate and accelerate leaders at all levels.

We empower organizations to elevate their leaders’ capabilities in the five critical areas associated with effective leadership—Inspire, Engage, Innovate, Achieve and Become. This framework is based on three decades of work with more than one million leaders—and all our solutions are research-based, which means they are optimized to deliver measurable and lasting impact.

At Linkage, we pride ourselves in offering scalable solutions to accelerate leadership readiness. We offer innovative leadership assessment instruments, including the Purposeful Leadership 360°Assessment, to empower organizations to develop their leaders’ capabilities in the five critical areas associated with effective leadership. With our online Purposeful Leadership Assessment Certification, you can also build the internal capability needed to administer and debrief the results of the Purposeful Leadership 360° Assessment yourself.

To further help leaders advance on their personal journeys to Purposeful Leadership, we also offer one-on-one executive coaching, as well as immersive learning experiences—inclusive of our Purposeful Leadership Virtual Sessions, and the Purposeful Leadership Academy.

*Linkage, 2019



Establish benchmarks and strategies to develop leaders across all ranks of your organization.

Successfully building and developing a pipeline of leaders starts with the data. Linkage’s research-based assessments are designed to empower organizations with the metrics they need to assess their leaders and measure the success of their leadership development initiatives.

Purposeful Leadership® 360° Assessment with Inclusion Scale
Enable your leaders to examine their ability to lead inclusively and identify key opportunities to improve their ability to engage and lead across difference through this diagnostic 360° assessment.
Inclusive Organization Analysis
Equip your organization with the critical benchmark data and leading indicators needed to develop a comprehensive strategy to build an inclusive organization.

Equip your leaders with experiences that elevate their capabilities in the areas associated with effective leadership.

Build a pipeline of leaders equipped to rise to the challenge of leading in a fast-paced and evolving world by delivering best-in-class programming designed to drive results.

Digital Leadership Development
Purposeful Leadership®Acceleration Package
Unlock additional savings by combining Linkage’s Essentials, Coaching and insights from a 360° Assessment.
Digital Leadership Development
Purposeful Leadership® Essentials
Discover a self-paced digital learning program designed to equip leaders with the essentials of the research-backed Purposeful Leadership model.
Purposeful Leadership® Digital Academy
Elevate the capabilities of your leaders in the critical areas associated with effective leadership through an innovative online learning experience.
Purposeful Leadership® Academy
Elevate the capabilities of your leaders in the critical areas associated with effective leadership through a three-day in-person learning experience consisting of 8 modules.
Virtual Learning
Purposeful Leadership® Virtual Sessions
Empower your leaders with a core understanding of Purposeful Leadership—with the goal of creating better, more effective leaders, through a 4-or 8-module virtual learning experience.
Purposeful Leadership® Coaching
Empower leaders at your organization to take the next step in their leadership journeys through one-on-one executive coaching, designed to equip leaders with an action plan for success.

Expand your impact by building a culture of leadership.

Scale the deployment of your leadership development efforts by training in-house talent with the skills they need to have broad-reaching impact.

Leadership Succession Planning
Create a pipeline of high potential leaders who can fill your senior leadership ranks.
Purposeful Leadership®
360° Assessment Certification
Empower leadership development professionals to administer one of the industry's most powerful, research-based assessment tools through convenient online certification.
Keynote: Making the Most of Your Leadership: Driving Your Business Forward in an Increasingly Uncertain World
Unlock the power of Purposeful Leadership and learn actionable strategies to face and embrace change at work.

​Partner with Linkage to develop Purposeful Leaders at your organization.

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Dive deeper into the research. The benefits of Purposeful Leadership® are countless—higher revenue and profit growth, supercharged innovation, increased employee engagement.

Your partner to develop leaders

We are proven.

Through our work with hundreds of organizations, we’ve empowered more than one million leaders to achieve great things. ​

We have the data.

Purposeful Leaders drive 2x stronger revenue growth, 4x profit growth and 9x employee engagement.

We are people focused.

At our core, we’re a person-to-person organization, and we thrive on building relationships. Our expert consultants bring decades of experience to the conversation.

We have retained Linkage for succession, progression, and development work at the C-suite level. They have delivered every time.

Chris Fowler CEO, Canadian Western Bank

Through our partnership with Linkage, I believe we are now stronger, more dynamic and more resilient. We are ready to lead IIE into the next century.

A. Sarah Ilchman Director, Student Exchanges, Institute of International Education

We have retained 92% of our physicians and executives who have been a part of the program for the last two years, and promoted 71%.

Catherine Calvin Group Director, Talent Management, Centura Health

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