Program Series: The New World of Work - Why is There a Blue Unicorn in the Break Room? With Mark Babbitt

November 5, 2015
Hosted by Linda Sharkey

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Leadership is nothing new - in fact it is the one topic most studied and written about in business literature. But what is new today? Relationships, for one, and social connections are becoming increasingly more important. Social leaders (aka "Blue Unicorns") in the workplace are having a huge impact. Leadership is about being a social giver and not a social taker, as command and control leaders have been. Mark Babbitt will be my guest on this show and will share the impact that "Blue Unicorns" can have and how you can help develop them. Mark was named a Top 100 Leadership Speaker by Inc. and is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, the Huffington Post and a co-author of “A World Gone Social: How Companies Must Adapt to Survive.” This will prove to be an intriguing discussion with the CEO and Founder of YouTern.

i Lead – The Leadership Connection with Linda Sharkey

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Linda Sharkey

Linda Sharkey

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.

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