Leadership Assessment, Development and Training
Dr. Liang has designed customized leadership assessment systems including, individual assessments, assessment centers, developmental exercises, quizzes to measure power and influence and other types of assessments. She has development and implemented both customized and commercial 360-degree feedback systems. She is an expert coach, having coached many senior leaders in a variety of organizations on accountability, power and influence, strategic thinking and developing core competencies. She has designed individual development plans, and provided a variety of feedback at all levels of organizations.
Research and Analytical Skills and Abilities
Dr. Liang's primary areas of research interests are emotional intelligence, power and influence and the identification of high potential performers. She has conducted company-wide analyses in Fortune 100 companies of career paths, identifying and promoting top talent, and the utilization of talent in organizations. She has developed analytical systems for measuring the effectiveness of hiring practices, career paths, succession plans, compensation and reward systems, and talent management processes. She has designed behaviorally-based performance appraisal systems. She has also conducted customized 360-degree feedback systems for top executives, developed personal coaching and development plans, and measured their effectiveness related to company strategy and the achievement of strategic goals.
Linda most recently published an article, "Tips from Emerging Leaders for Creating Possibilities for Your Future" Diversity MBA Magazine, Spring, 2011. She also appeared in 2010 on Channel 2 news speaking on "Negotiating Knowhow." She has been a requested speaker for conferences, workshops and seminars in a variety of Fortune 100 companies. She has presented at a number of conferences on the topics of executive coaching, power and influence in organizations, and how to build visibility at work.
LInda is current one of the principal invesigators on a $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a leadership certificate for women in academia in STEM positions in historically Black colleges and univrsities (HBCU's). She is also the receipient of a service learning grant and is the first to incorporate service learning into a completely online course.