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Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients Announced

April 26, 2012

Through our exclusive partnership with Noel Tichy and the University of Michigan, Global Business Partnership, we created the Talent & Organization Development Institute to develop the human resources and organizational development practitioner’s capacity to manage complexity and drive results in their organizations. This year’s Institute will focus on results through the Model for Strategic Organization Impact, best practice case studies from leading companies, and a year-long learning and development program called Linkage’s Year of Learning.

In collaboration with Noel Tichy and the Global Business Partnership at the University of Michigan, we will be awarding the University of Michigan Lifetime Achievement Award in Talent Management onsite at the Talent & Organization Development Institute this June in Chicago. This year’s award will recognize three outstanding individuals who practice leadership every day in their organizations.

Award recipients are:

  • Mirian Graddick-Weir, Executive Vice President, HR, Merck
  • Randall MacDonald, Senior Vice President, HR, IBM
  • Gary Steel, Head of HR and Member of the Group Executive Committee, ABB

“I am honored to pay tribute to three exceptional leaders this year with the University of Michigan Lifetime Achievement Award in Talent Management at Linkage’s Talent & Organizational Development Institute,” said Noel Tichy, “these recipients, through both their personal mentoring and the impressive talent development systems they have fostered, have impacted the careers and lives of thousands of leaders at all levels of their companies.”

The three award winners will also be participating in a plenary “meet the practitioner” panel discussion led by Noel Tichy at the Institute. For more information on this year’s award winners, call 781-402-5555 or visit

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