Thank you for coming to my website. I hope you find it informative and that the articles and our new book Winning with Transglobal Leadership 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.
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 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 currently Global Managing Director for Achieveblue and 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
"I wanted to say thank you for the session you ran for HS in Sydney the week before last. It was extremely insightful and it is always inspiring to have the opportunity to hear from people like yourself with such deep and valuable experience. "
Marketing & Client Engagement Projects at Human Synergistics
"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
"We were fortunate to have Linda as a keynote speaker at our 2014 annual HR conference in Utah. She related well to the audience as a fellow HR professional, and provided the unique perspective of someone who has worked with some of the top executives in our nation. In addition to delivering strong relevant content, she was also an engaging speaker that drew the audience in with her stories. Participants were jotting down notes to take back to work with them during her entire presentation. She made our conference better by being a part of it!"
PHR Speaker Director, Utah Crossroads Conference
"We have engaged Linda Sharkey a number of times in recent years to address our clients at various functions. Whether she is delivering a workshop or presenting a short session, her depth of knowledge in combination with her global business experience ensures that our clients gain enormous insight into how they may translate her thoughts, advice and ideas into their own organisations. She is a generous speaker in terms of taking time to really understand the needs of each group she is addressing and many of our clients have commented on how accessible her delivery style is. I look forward to engaging Linda again in the near future.."
Senior Consultant, Human Synergistics Australia
"Linda and Paul have captured in their book what it takes to build a competitive advantage through a world-class talent management approach. It is great to learn from two real pro's in the field."
Professor of Leadership studies, Clarement McKenna College and author of Growing you Company's Leaders and Building Leaders
"We had the most wonderful day and you are being widely quoted by my team ! I loved your warm, yet assertive style and your generosity with both your own personal experiences and research insights."