Vice President, Performance Excellence
MADELYN YUCHT is Vice President of Performance Excellence at Linkage.
has over twenty years of experience working with organizations, teams, and individuals to create high performance workforces and implement major change initiatives.
Identifying collaboration as a pivotal factor in performance, she
cultivated a distinct expertise in the "Art and Science of Collaboration."
Bringing cutting-edge thought leadership and hands-on practical experience to her
developed The Synergistic Collaboration Model, a comprehensive implementation methodology.
The model provides a strong conceptual framework and practical tools to sustain high performance collaborations.
provides strategic consulting, executive coaching, and leadership training to clients for a broad range of collaborative engagement, including: strategic alliances and joint ventures; organizational restructuring, cultural transformations, multi-stakeholder /multi-team initiatives; cross-divisional initiatives; customer/supplier relationships; and critical work teams.
works domestically and internationally, in the public, private and non-profit sectors.
Clients have included Citigroup, The American Management Association, XEROX, Aetna Insurance, Kraft/General Foods, and Ulbrich Steel
& Special Metals.-
brings unrivaled experience and perspective to her
She gained an in-depth understanding of the strategic imperative of collaboration, when she managed a Harvard Business School research project for Rosabeth Moss Kanter, investigating what positioned countries, cities, and companies to be world class in the 21st century global economy, resulting in the book, "World Class.
Madelyn is certified in Total Quality Management and outdoor-based leadership counseling.
has trained hundreds of executives throughout the country, and has an extensive portfolio of clients from whom she
has benchmarked best practices.
Madelyn's corporate experience is complemented by her
background in governmental affairs and politics.
served as Director of Public Affairs of Seton Hall University; Director of Public Affairs for Waste Management Company
in New Jersey; Special Assistant to Commissioner of Environmental Protection; Legislative Aide to the President of the NJ Senate
, Policy and Planning Specialist to the Governor of NJ.
was recruited for each of these positions to direct multi-party new initiatives involving local, state and national governmental organizations, press, private sector and community organizations.
Madelyn holds a Masters degree from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government with joint studies at the Harvard Business School.