Linda D. Sharkey, Ph.D.

Linda Sharkey


Dr. Linda Sharkey is a HR Executive and Business Strategist who is an internationally recognized author and expert on leadership development and talent management. Her primary focus is coaching and developing leaders and teams and driving talent and workforce planning initiatives that support productivity and company growth. She is CEO of Tomlin Sharkey & Associates, a boutique consultancy focused on leadership, cultural and organizational transformation. She is also Founding Member of the Marshall Goldsmith Group a premier executive coaching organization.

Linda was Chief Talent Office and VP of People Development for HP where she was responsible for executive development, succession planning, talent management, performance management, and workforce planning and organization improvement. Before joining HP she held Executive Human Resource positions at GE. She designed a high impact leadership development initiative named a best practice by Jack Welch.

Dr. Sharkey is a frequent speaker and widely published in the area of leadership and organization development, culture change and executive coaching. Her most recent book Winning with Transglobal Leadership: How to Develop top Global Talent to Build World Class Organizations which she co-authored has been recognized as one of the “top 30 business books for 2012” by Soundview. She has co-authored an acclaimed book on talent development and data analytics entitled Optimizing Talent: What Every Leader and Manager Needs to Know to Sustain the Ultimate Workforce. Her clients include such companies as NetApp, Genetech, Bell Canada, Sodexo, Boeing, HCHS, Reckett Benckiser, Corning, Jones Lang LaSalle, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Sun Products.

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    The Future-Proof Workplace

    By Morag Barrett, Linda D. Sharkey, Ph.D.
    Item #: 3922
    The Future-Proof Workplace is a survival guide for the new realities of business. It highlights the changes already taking place: the transition from skills to knowledge, the neuroscience approach to leadership and motivation, galloping technical advances and more.
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  • Image of Webinar: What Every Leader Needs to Know to Sustain the Ultimate Workforce

    Webinar: What Every Leader Needs to Know to Sustain the Ultimate Workforce

    By Linda D. Sharkey, Ph.D.
    Item #: CNF0515A
    In this Soundview Live webinar, What Every Leader Needs to Know to Sustain the Ultimate Workforce, Linda Sharkey provides the resources for every leader and manager looking to sustain the ultimate workforce. Sharkey shows what works and what doesn't in talent initiatives to drive business outcomes.
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  • Image of Webinar: Building a World Class Organization

    Webinar: Building a World Class Organization

    By Linda D. Sharkey, Ph.D., Robert A. Cooke, Ph.D., Nazneen Razi, Ph.D.
    Item #: CNF0113C
    This Soundview Live webinar, Building a World Class Organization, taps the knowledge and experience of Drs. Linda Sharkey, Nazneen Razi and Robert Cooke to deliver an easily implemented process for accessing your organization's global capability and developing the leaders who will drive success.
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    Winning with Transglobal Leadership

    By Nazneen Razi, Ph.D., Peter Barge, Robert A. Cooke, Ph.D., Linda D. Sharkey, Ph.D.
    Item #: 3426
    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...
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