Thank you for coming to my website. I hope you find it informative and that the articles and our new book The Future-Proof Workplace will help to illuminate the possibilities that you can achieve in your own organizations. I look forward to hearing from you directly about your journey and experiences building sustainable organizations with great leaders and talent.
The future is no longer some far-off destination; it is here, right now, and already changing the way we work. Historically, the sea-changes have advanced humanity and inspired us to reach even further; from the Dark Ages to the Age of Enlightenment, from agrarian to industrial societies—and today is no different. But only those who are ready for the changes will come out thriving.
This book highlights the changes already taking place around us: the transition from skills to knowledge, the neuroscience approach to leadership and motivation, galloping technical advances, and more. Whether you’re a CEO, a leader or manager, or just trying to survive the chaos, this invaluable guide is your wakeup call—the future is now.
The new forces emerging must be understood now if your organization is to succeed. This book details the transformation every business must make to turn upheaval into opportunity.
Everyone knows that changes are needed—and fast. The question is: which changes, and how? The Future-Proof Workplace maps the transformation, and gives you an itinerary for each step of the way.
Everyone aspires to be a terrific leader. They want to run outstanding organizations with great cultures that drive sustainable results. Every leader alive wants to leave a legacy of top performing people and lasting business results. This show is about you. It is your leadership connection to quick and simple methods for raising your own bar. It is all about what you can do to have a positive impact that makes a difference, not only in your life but in the lives of those you lead. We all know from experience that leaders who build talent, care about their people and create healthy organizations are leaders that others want to work with and for. Being that kind of leader takes facts, insight and most of all practice.
Our show gives you practical, actionable tips and tools that are fact based and proven to make you a better leader, driving top notch business results. i Lead – The Leadership Connection airs live every Thursday at 2 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business.
Linda D. Sharkey, Ph.D. has spent decades researching what makes certain leaders capable of achieving success in Transglobal assignments. The keys are contained in this course. Learn about the five dimensions of Transglobal leadership and enable your organization to play on the global stage with ease and grace.
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The Optimizing Talent Workbook will guide you through a hands-on, practical application of what you learned from Optimizing Talent: What Every Leader Needs to Know to Sustain the Ultimate Workforce. Not only will you learn to apply the Optimizing Talent Framework in your organization, you’ll find that we’ve expanded on the foundation of Optimizing Talent to include the incredibly valuable topics of talent branding and neuroscience, as well as case studies of companies that have used the framework to great success. The Optimizing Talent Workbook provides a step-by-step strategic implementation approach for developing and retaining the best talent whatever your business!
Through years of experience leading cutting edge projects for organizations I have developed a network of top notch leaders, thinkers and practitioners in the field of talent and human capital improvement. In partnership with this network we offer powerful programs proven to make a difference in organizations both large and small.
Dr. Sharkey is a trusted transformational expert and speaker. She is the co-author of The Future-Proof Workplace and specializes in helping businesses prepare for the future. She is also an HR Executive and Business Strategist with experience in Fortune 10 companies coaching and developing leaders and teams and driving talent development initiatives that support productivity and company growth. She is a founding member of the Marshall Goldsmith Group focused on helping successful executives become even more successful.
"Linda Sharkey is one of the greatest leadership development professionals and executive coaches I have ever met."
Best Selling Author and Top
"I just wanted to thank you personally for making the trip to Dubai and inspiring our audience here in the United Arab Emirates. Your wit, expert guidance, unparalleled delivery and can do attitude left a mark on all that were present. Presentations are a dime a dozen – but people that leave an indelible mark on those they interact with are rare. I would very humbly submit that you are one of them and I was personally inspired too."
Programme Director - Thought Leadership at Informa Middle East
United Arab Emirates
"We specifically chose Linda Sharkey from thought leaders around the world based on her unique, researched, and lived insights about how successful leadership works in the world of multinationals and importantly how it can be developed. Her theory about ‘transglobal leadership’ resonated powerfully with our audience of multinational executives providing them with practical steps for improving their own leadership effectiveness and that of others. She was also a delight to work with."
Director, International HRD Forum, CEO Forum Group