Welcome To The Future of Work...

The exciting new book by HR, Talent, & Leadership Development experts

Linda Sharkey, Ph.D. and Morag Barrett

Are You Ready for The Future of Work?

The Future-Proof Workplace is a survival guide for the new reality of business. The future is no longer some far-off destination; it is here, right now, and already changing the way we work.

Whether you're a CEO, a leader or manager, or just trying to survive the chaos, this invaluable guide is your wake-up call—the future is now. 

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The Future-Proof Workplace

The Future-Proof Workplace is a survival guide for the new realities of business. The future is no longer some far-off destination; it is here, right now, and already changing the way we work. 

Historically, the sea-changes have advanced humanity and inspired us to reach even further; from the Dark Ages to the Age of Enlightenment, from agrarian to industrial societies—and today is no different. But only those who are ready for the changes will come out thriving.

This book highlights the changes already taking place around us: the transition from skills to knowledge, the neuroscience approach to leadership and motivation, galloping technical advances, and more.

Whether you're a CEO, a leader or manager, or just trying to survive the chaos, this invaluable guide is your wake-up call—the future is now.

The new forces emerging must be understood now if your organization is to succeed. This book details the transformation every business must make to turn upheaval into opportunity.

  • Discover how emerging technologies and neuroscience research are already impacting the way we work 
  • Learn how yesterday's biases are being replaced by modern values, culture, and relationships. 
  • Consider the "heart" of your organization, and whether it can stand up to the purpose-driven paradigm of the future  

Everyone knows that changes are needed—and fast. The question is: which changes, and how?

The Future-Proof Workplace maps the transformation, and gives you an itinerary for each step of the way. 

Listen to Dr. Linda Sharkey's keynote presentation where she shares concepts from The Future Proof Workplace.

Keynote Presentation at International ASHRM Conference

Beyond HR: The Human Element

March 2016, Dubai, UAE

Looking for a sneak peek?
Download the first two chapters here!

Dr. Marshall Goldsmith discusses
The Future-Proof Workplace
with Dr. Linda Sharkey & Morag Barrett

Take the Future-Proof Quizzes.

See if your career is poised to thrive, survive or if you are at risk of obsolescence!


Is Your Career Future-Proof?

See if your organization is ready for the 21st Century or if you are stuck in the past.

Is Your Organization Future-Proof?


Endorsements for The Future-Proof Workplace

"Valuable insights that helps organizations seize opportunities in this rapidly changing landscape, transforming a possible vulnerabilities into a competitive advantage."

Nazneen Razi

Chief Human Resources Officer, Health Care Services Corp

"The Future-Proof Workplace provides the insights you need to ensure your organization is prepared today for the changes that are already upon us."

Margaret M. Keane

Chief Executive Officer of Synchrony Financial

"Linda and Morag do an outstanding job of helping us see what is coming. Their ideas are insightful, stories captivating, and recommendations useful."

David Ulrich

Rensis Likert Professor of Business, University of Michigan

Meet the Authors

Dr. Linda Sharkey is a trusted transformational expert, author, speaker, and global leadership development coach.

Through her programs and no-nonsense approach, she helps create high-potential leaders and shapes company culture. Linda has deep experience working with Fortune 50 companies, and held senior human resource executive positions at Hewlett-Packard and at GE Capital.

Her co-authored book Winning With Transglobal Leadership was named one of the top 30 best business books for 2013. 

Dr. Sharkey is a founding member of the Marshall Goldsmith Group, and an inspiring keynote speaker at many global events, including the Global HR Academy with the Conference Board and the World Human Resources Development Conference, where she was honored with the “Super Women Achievement Award.”

Contact Linda:



Tel: +1  (910) 553-4125

Morag Barrett is the author of the bestselling book Cultivate - The Power of Winning Relationships. She is also the founder and CEO of SkyeTeam, an international HR and leadership development company.

With a background in corporate banking, Morag brings a pragmatic perspective to her work with
forward-thinking organizations, from start-up to FTSE 100 and Fortune 100 companies. She is a regular contributor to Entrepreneur.com, CIO.com, and the American Management Association.

Prior to founding SkyeTeam, Morag held leadership positions at Level 3 Communications, and NatWest Bank where she advised international organizations on their corporate strategy and growth plans. Originally from the UK, she has experience working with more than 3,000 leaders in twenty countries on four continents.

Contact Morag:



Tel: +1 (303) 725-1728

Linda and Morag are regularly invited to speak events around the world. For information on speaking engagements and additional resources contact us today.

Learn more about the future of work by listening to leaders and practitioners share their insights and learning.

This show is for you and about you. It is your leadership connection to quick and simple methods for raising your own bar.  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. 

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 and ensure that both your organization and career is future-proof!

The Future of Work Podcasts

Just a Few of our Guests

Vivek Wadhwa argues (and we agree) that AI is changing the dynamics of life and that we are on the verge of solving the “grand challenges of humanity”. 

Listen as we talk with Constance Dierickx about the insights from her new book High-Stakes Leadership, Leading Through Crisis with Courage, Judgment, and Fortitude. You’ll learn why leading is high-stakes – and why leaders who don’t know they are in high-stakes situations are at the most risk. Why courage, judgment and fortitude are the essential elements needed by leaders.

Is all this talk about AI and robots making your head spin? It is ours. Today things are happening so fast it’s hard to know what jobs are in, what are out, and what industries are going to survive. Listen as Tom Peters shares what we can do as humans to stay relevant in this tsunami of change by focusing on our unique humanness.

What habits or behaviors are most likely to get in the way of successful women and hold them back from reaching their full potential? Our very special guest is Sally Helgesen who examines the behaviors most likely to get in the way of successful women.