Soundview to Host Interactive Webinar with Linda Sharkey

Philadelphia, Pa. ― Soundview Executive Book Summaries will host a webinar on January 22nd with best-selling authors Linda Sharkey, Nazneen Razi and Robert Cooke, to discuss the concepts in their latest book, Winning with Transglobal Leadership.

Operating and expanding business units offshore, selling in foreign markets, and managing global supply chains are just three of the many challenges facing organizations in this new global economy.

This Soundview Live webinar, Building a World Class Organization, taps the knowledge and experience of Drs. Linda Sharkey, Nazneen Razi and Robert Cooke to deliver an easily implemented process for accessing your organization's global capability and developing the leaders who will drive success. Learn more at

Dr. Nazneen Razi has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated since February 2004. Dr. Razi served as an Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Comdisco Holding Company Inc. since April 2002. From April 2002 to January 2004, Dr. Razi served as an Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Comdisco, a provider of technology services, where she was responsible for human resources worldwide. She holds Bachelor Degrees in Political Science, History and English literature from St. Francis College, India, a Masters Degree in English literature from Osmania University, India, and an M.B.A. in Operational Management and Organizational Behavior and a Ph.D. in Organizational Development from Benedictine University, Illinois.

Robert A. Cooke is CEO and Director of Human Synergistics International and Associate Professor Emeritus of Management at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Cooke was previously an Associate Research Scientist at the University of Michigan's Survey Research Center (Institute for Social Research) and a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, where he was a National Defense (Title IV) and Commonwealth Edison Fellow.

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. Linda currently is Executive Director of Executive Networks, Inc. She provides members new ideas, advice, practical materials and "early warnings" on key trends and innovations. Most recently Linda was V.P., People Development at Hewlett Packard, responsible for establishing and driving the company's talent management initiative, performance management processes, career development, executive staffing, coaching, employee engagement, and diversity and inclusion efforts. She holds a PhD in Organization Development from Benedictine University, MPA from Russell Sage College and a BA in History from Nazareth College. She is a past two term member of the Academy of Management Board for OD as the scholar practitioner.

Attendees will learn:
• Guidance on measuring and evaluating your organization's capacity to compete globally.
• Five behavioral dimensions that global leaders need to develop.
• Keys to assessing leadership candidates early in their careers.
• The "Transglobal Leadership Matrix," a tool for taking stock of your own skills and behaviors.