Sustaining Top Talent Through Positive Culture and Leadership

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010 1:00pm CST

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Dr. Linda Sharkey, Ph.D., former vice president of GE and HP and distinguished fellow at the Global Leadership Development Center (Marshall Goldsmith School of Business), will share her experiences with and insights on quantifying culture and leadership. Working with executives at GE Crotonville, Sharkey has confirmed that employee engagement, the success of training initiatives, and effective strategy implementation largely depend on having the right type of leadership and culture in place. Using data collected with the validated Organizational Culture Inventory, Sharkey will present easy-to-digest, graphic illustrations to show how the invisible forces of culture truly impact performance. She will highlight what you can do to get everyone moving in the right direction supporting your organization’s values, vision and mission.

Research findings on thousands of organizations show that positive leadership strategies promote and reinforce constructive cultures. Constructive cultures in turn have been proven to enhance innovation and ensure sustainability. Sharkey will share with you the knowledge essential to managing the critical forces that are leadership and culture. Learn how to quantify and develop these critical factors in a way that is aligned with your business goals and statistically proven to drive effectiveness.


Linda Sharkey
Executive Director
Executive Networks

Dr. Linda Sharkey is a proven leader with experience in Fortune 10 companies building teams and driving talent development initiatives that support productivity and company growth. She has specific expertise in culture transformation, developing high-potential leaders and building proven talent processes that yield better leadership capability. Sharkey is currently executive director of Executive Networks Inc. — a worldwide organization that connects key HR heads from the largest corporations in the world. She provides members with new ideas, advice, practical materials and "early warnings" on key trends and innovations. She is also senior principal at Corporate Insights Inc., where she leads the talent practice. Previously, Sharkey was vice president of people development at Hewlett Packard. She is widely published in the areas of leadership development, culture change and executive coaching. Sharkey holds a Ph.D. in organization development from Benedictine University, an MPA from Russell Sage College and a B.A. in history from Nazareth College.

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