The Future-Proof Workplace
If you’re over the age of 40, you probably remember the PalmPilot. It was a REALLY slick device at the time (1997ish). In fact, most consider this “personal digital assistant” the earliest foray into the world we now know as smartphones.
Palm Computing, Inc. seemed poised to become the leader in this largely untapped and enormous market. But that NEVER happened! Instead, Palm joined the legions of other companies that failed to anticipate, embrace, and capitalize on CHANGE… so if you’ve never heard of the PalmPilot, that’s the reason why.
There is a flip-side however. For companies who effectively foresee and manage change, the future is very bright! That’s the reason I’m so excited to share a big announcement with you…
I, along with my co-author, Morag Barrett, have recently completed our new book: The Future-Proof Workplace: Six Strategies to Accelerate Talent Development, Reshape Your Culture and Succeed with Purpose. We like to think of this book as your “survival guide” for the new (and often chaotic) reality of business.
The official release date for Future-Proof Workplace is March 20th, but we are making a special offer to our existing clients, colleagues and contacts.
From now through March, 19th, you can obtain your personal copy of Future-Proof Workplace at a special 40% discount! Click here to order!
Optimizing Talent Workbook
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!
Winning with Transglobal Leadership
Operating and expanding business units offshore, selling in foreign markets, and managing global supply chains are just three of the many challenges that emphasize the importance of leaders that can transcend borders. Winning with Transglobal Leadership will help prepare your organization to meet this need head-on with a framework for developing and training leaders that best fit your global growth strategies. The book combines insights from a global team of author-experts. Together, they draw on an impressive range of resources—extensive original research, interviews with world-class high-performing executives, and decades of combined experience as senior executives, researchers, and consultants—to deliver an easily implemented process for assessing your organization’s global capability and developing the leaders who will drive success. Inside Winning with Transglobal Leadership, you will find:
At a recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, numerous CEOs in attendance cited a growing need for talent that could function successfully in new and emerging global markets. For leaders and managers, HR and training specialists, or anybody doing business today, Winning with Transglobal Leadership is the definitive handbook on satisfying the demand for specialized leadership skills—now and in the years to come.
Strategic Organization Development
This second volume in the “Contemporary Trends in Organization Development and Change Series” addresses one of the most complex and important issues for management and organization development today – how to plan for and create an organization capable of not only competing but excelling in an almost impossibly turbulent and uncertain environment. The book brings together a series of articles by practitioner-scholars. Those authors who have the responsibility for helping their organization create the future, and who also have the responsibility of helping us conceptually understand the process of strategic OD. In this book, you can sense the value of both of these voices – the practitioner and the scholar. These authors include organization development executives from global Fortune 500 organizations, major community service organizations, major academic contributors to the field, and OD practitioners from major consulting firms. Each author makes a unique contribution by providing strategies for planning the future, implementing change, and creating organizational capabilities for sustained success. New and current models for strategic organization development and candid discussions of issues, difficulties, and ways of coping with unanticipated events are provided. This book is dedicated to contributing to a better understanding and sharing of how major corporations, community service organizations, and OD consultants are experiencing and working with one of the most important organizational problems of today – how to manage change for success.
Marc Effron, Robert Gandossy, Marshall Goldsmith, Leveraging HR: How to Develop Leaders in “Real Time” October 2003.
Human Resources in the 21st Century
New and faster technology, redefined values, and shifting customer demands are changing the way businesses operate in the twenty-first century. Human resources and business leaders are faced with the challenge of redefining their strategies on leadership, talent, and diversity, while evaluating their operational effectiveness. This book presents the compelling contributions of thought leaders-such as David Ulrich, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, and Jeffrey Pfeffer-who offer a road map for what these leaders can expect. Renowned HR executives also provide their expert advice and prescriptions for the future. The nature of human resources will continue to evolve as the new century progresses-with this book, HR professionals can change with it.
Marc Effron (Darien, CT) is the Global Practice Leader for Hewitt Associates Leadership Practice. His leadership work centers on helping organizations attract, develop and retain top leadership talent. Robert Gandossy (Redding, CT) heads Hewitt’s Global Practice Leaders for Talent and has over twenty years’ experience in human resources, leadership, and change management. Marshall Goldsmith (Santa Fe, CA) is a founding Director of The Alliance for Strategic Leadership, a consulting organization.
An Emerging Direction For Organization Development, David L. Cooperrider, Peter F. Sorensen, Jr., Therese F. Yaeger and Diana Whitney Editors, 2001m Stripes Publishing
From the preface: This book is intended as a source book for our students, as a way of introducing them to and assisting them in their shared–our shared–mission for the creation of better, more fulfilling and more productive work places, places where the potential for OD and OD values are most fully realized.
Consistent with our intent to provide our students the opportunity to share in learning about appreciative inquiry, we have waived all royalties in an effort to provide the book at the lowest possible cost.
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