News | June 6, 2012

Linkage To Present Inaugural Outstanding Young Leader Award At Talent & Organization Development Institute™


Linkage created the award in honor of long-time employee and event co-chair, Marcus Marcero

Burlington, MA (PRWEB) - Linkage, a global leadership development company, will honor Nathalie Castaño with the inaugural Outstanding Young Leader Award at its Talent & Organization Development Institute™ on June 13 in Chicago. Linkage created the award in honor of long-time employee and event co-chair, Marcus Marcero, who recently passed away. Nathalie is a graduate student at Wayne State University, where Marcus was a part-time professor and completed his graduate work.

“I am honored to be paying tribute to Marcus Marcero through the creation of this award. Given Marcus’ giant contribution to the field of leadership development, to Linkage, and to Wayne State University – it is so fitting that the inaugural honor is extended to a WSU student,” said Harley Ostis, Linkage’s President of Professional Services. “We are proud to acknowledge Nathalie Castaño for her work and passion in the field of Industrial Organization Psychology. Nathalie has demonstrated a strong passion in her field of study and comes highly recommended from Wayne State University.”

Nathalie has conducted the majority of her graduate research on leadership, focusing on cross-cultural aspects as well as gender differences. She completed an internship at Denison Consulting in the Research and Development department, where she focused on leadership topics, as well as organizational culture. She has presented her research at major conferences in the field and co-authored chapters and articles on cross-cultural leadership in Journal of World Business and Advances in Global Leadership.

For more information on this year’s award winner and the Talent & Organization Development Institute™, call 781-402-5555 or visit

Linkage works with leaders and leadership teams worldwide to build organizations that produce superior results. For over 25 years, they have delivered on this promise by strategically aligning leadership, talent, and culture within organizations globally. They do this by providing strategic consulting on leadership development and talent management topics and through their learning institutes, skill-building workshops, virtual learning capabilities, tailored assessment services, and executive coaching.

Linkage is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts with operations in Atlanta, Boston, New York, San Francisco, St. Louis and outside the U.S. in Athens, Bangalore, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Hamilton, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait City, Mexico City, Rome, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Vilnius.

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