The 2011 faculty of 100 combines world renowned thought leaders and business leaders with expert coaches and team facilitators including: A.G. Lafley, former Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Procter & Gamble; recognized broadly as a game-changing leader in management and innovation. Bill George, board member of Goldman Sachs, Target, and Novartis; recognized as "Executive of the Year" by the Academy of Management, "Director of the Year" by the National Association of Corporate Directors, and one of Public Broadcasting's "Top 25 Leaders of the Past 25 Years." Gary Hamel, professor of Strategic and International Management at the London Business School; Chairman of Strategos and Director of the Woodside Institute; recognized by the Wall Street Journal as the world's most influential business thinker, and by Fortune magazine as the world's leading expert on business strategy. Marshall Goldsmith, acclaimed author of management-related literature, professor, executive educator and coach; recognized as one of the fifteen most influential business thinkers in the world by The London Times and Forbes...These sessions will address the challenges of communicating as a global leader across cultures and managing different communication styles. Presenters include Susan Scott, author of Fierce Conversations, Fons Trompenaars, author of Riding the Waves of Culture, and Nick Washienko, a leading expert on executive communication. Linkage provides clients around the globe with integrated solutions that include strategic consulting services, customized leadership development and training experiences, tailored assessment services, and benchmark research. Linkage's mission is to work with leaders and leadership teams to buildsgreat organizations that deliver results. With a relentless commitment to learning, Linkage offers conferences, learning summits, open-enrollment workshops, and distance learning programs on leading-edge topics in leadership, management, human resources, and organizational development.