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Linkage Named Top 20 Leadership Training Company by Training Industry | Developing Leaders in the Age of COVID-19

April 2, 2020 Jennifer McCollum

For the 12th year in a row, Linkage has been named among the Top Training Companies in the leadership training sector by Training Industry.

Selection to the annual Top 20 list is based on a variety of criteria, including thought leadership and influence on the leadership training industry; the breadth and quality of programs and audiences served; industry recognition and innovation; and strength of clients and geographic reach.

As CEO of Linkage, I am deeply passionate about our important mission in the world to change the face of leadership. In this time of uncertainty and crisis, our work to empower and equip leaders with the skills they need to advance could not be more critical.

Here is the reality of today’s workforce: Even before the impact of COVID-19, a full 84% of organizations anticipated a shortfall of leaders in the next five years. When we consider diversity and inclusion, the numbers are much worse, even though companies with increased diversity are 70% more likely to capture new markets.

Now, we’ve entered a new reality. COVID-19 has changed much about how we live and work—from physical changes, like working remotely, to a deep and widespread impact on our economy and the future of our workforce and organizations. The need to build and support effective, purposeful leaders becomes even more vital in a world demanding innovation and employee productivity.

In the coming days, weeks and months, leaders will need to move with confidence and urgency to build better processes, empower effective teams, and make critical decisions.

It is in exactly this type of dynamic, uncertain environment that the most effective leaders stand apart from the rest; they have the courage and commitment to inspire, engage, innovate and achieve. They are our Purposeful Leaders.

This industry recognition is a testament to our long-standing commitment to equip leaders with the skills needed to lead effectively. We are focused on continuing to deliver flexible, scalable, and measurable leadership solutions that develop individual leaders and help transform their organizations. And, in the age of largely remote corporate workforces, we are making leadership development more accessible than ever through digital and virtual learning experiences.

Linkage has been supporting leaders for more than 30 years with training, assessments, coaching, consulting and immersive leadership conferences. As we all rise to the challenge presented by COVID-19, I could not be more committed to this work and our shared goal of building inspiring leaders, together.

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