Welcome To The Future of Work...

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

Linda Sharkey, Ph.D.

Morag Barrett

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. 

Are you ready for the future of work?

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

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!

Take the Future-Proof Quizzes.

Is your career and/or organization poised to thrive, survive, or become obsolete?

Find out today and identify your next steps:

By anticipating the future we thrive in it. Linda and Morag do an outstanding job of helping us see what is coming and then make both organization and personal choices to live and work better. Their ideas are insightful, stories captivating, and recommendations useful.

Dave Ulrich

Rensis Likert Professor of Business, University of Michigan Partner, The RBL Group

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 share their clear thinking regarding the future proof workplace. It’s a new day in the work world, and to stay alive and competitive, employers and employees must understand and appreciate the myriad factors affecting the workplace at an alarming rate. Staying abreast of how globalization, demographic shifts and technological advances impact our world are the keys to success.

Dale Mason Cochran,

President, Concourse Ventures, Inc

Future-Proof is a home run! It challenges us to embrace the most important discussion every leaders must be having - how to future-proof their organization.

Jason Jennings,

NYT and WSJ bestselling author of Think BIG-Act Small, The Reinventors and The High-Speed Company

Endorsements for The Future-Proof Workplace

The Future-Proof Workplace highlights a subject other management texts avoid – that the nature of work has changed and yet our approach to work, in many cases, has not. This book is packed with stories and practical approaches and solutions to Future-Proof your organization.

Jean Elizabeth Lee,

Principal, PwC Human Capital Consulting

Recent business and technology shifts have created a workplace that is almost unrecognizable from that of two decades ago. And yet many of our approaches to leadership have remained unchanged. Sharkey and Barrett wake us up – crystallizing the changes and giving us new, values-driven tools for powerful, effective leadership.

Jim Ludema, Ph.D.

cofounder and director of the Center for Values-Driven Leadership at Benedictine University.

Linda and Morag have scored a Touchdown! They have challenged each of us to embrace the most important discussion that should be at the forefront of every organization - how to future-proof your organization in the ever changing landscape of business.

Jason Carthen Ph.D.

The Leadership Linebacker™, "Are You Living Your Destiny?”

The Future of Work provides valuable insights that will help 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

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.


Linda and Morag are regularly invited to speak events around the world. For information on speaking engagements and additional resources contact us today:  info@SkyeTeam.com or call 303 800 5442.

The Future-Proof Workplace Radio Show

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!