Lessons from Two Women Who Have Shattered the Ceiling
January 22, 2015
Hosted by Linda Sharkey
Shattering the "glass ceiling" is not easy. It’s termed glass because many times you can't see it. You know it though when you come up against it like a hidden iceberg. My last show with Sally Helgesen explored the evolution of women's progress in leadership and some specific things women can do to advance their leadership. This next show will feature Becky Blalock, a woman who did indeed shatter the glass ceiling. Becky is the Managing Partner at Advisory Capital, a sought-after speaker and author. Becky and I will be discussing what she experienced and what she did to make it to the top and stay there. She has written a terrific book titled DARE - Straight Talk on Confidence, Courage, and Career for Women in Charge that contains some powerful insights and actions that we’ll be discussing. Additionally, Toni Cusumano, of PricewaterhouseCoopers, will also be on this show. She will be providing insight into the latest trends and research.
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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.
Dr. Sharkey is an internationally recognized expert on global leadership, cultural transformation and organization development. She is a sought after executive coach and helps good leaders become extraordinary leaders. She has a wealth of practical experience working with such venerable organizations as GE and HP, developing leaders for global roles. Linda is an engaging and informative speaker. Her worldwide talks focus on leadership, culture, organization improvement and talent development. Her hands-on experience, coupled with research and fact-based approaches take the guesswork out of developing leaders. She ensures that talent strategies being implemented do in fact drive business results.
Dr. Lindy, as she is affectionately called by some colleagues, is an established author. Her books which she co-authored have been given numerous awards. “Winning with Transglobal Leadership,” a ground breaking book on how to develop and retain global leaders, was named one of the top 30 best business books for 2013 by Soundview Executive Summaries. “Optimizing Talent” and the accompanying workbook have been used by many Fortune 500 companies as the definitive roadmap in developing a talent powerhouse and high performance culture.
Linda laces her presentations with real life stories and experiences that make the leadership concepts she espouses live in the minds of others. She has helped hundreds of leaders “up their game” and that of their teams.