This week we dove into leveraging research and data to hone your skills of persuasion and improve how you are able to show up as a strategic leader in the role of CHRO. Leading our discussion was i4cp’s own Lorrie Lykins, Vice President of Research. Lorrie has worked in the field of human capital research for a decade, beginning with the Human Resource Institute, and has published numerous articles, playbooks, case studies, editorial features, and whitepapers on topics ranging from corporate volunteerism to women in leadership, L&D, talent management, and talent acquisition. An award-winning writer, Lorrie’s work has been featured in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and she is a contributing author to the books ATD's Foundations of Talent Development: Launching, Leveraging, and Leading Your Organization's TD Effort (2018), The ASTD Leadership Handbook (2010), and Red, White, and True: Stories from Veterans and Families, World War II to Present (2014).
We spent time diving into Lorrie’s recent survey work and research on the way CHROs are perceived in different organizations and what board members want to see in a highly strategic CHRO.
In the second half of this week session, Mark Englizian walked the group through some of your Intake Assessment and explored how to leverage data and story telling to your strategic advantage.
Skip Spriggs, an experienced CEO, Board Director, and HR Executive joined us in the fourth quarter as our final Get Real Speaker.
Finally, Mark and I wanted to thank you all for being a part of the Up Next Cohort. I hope you’ve found benefit in the program and enjoyed your experience. As this current cohort comes to a close, I do encourage you to stay engaged with us:
- Nominate a colleague: We’re now accepting nominations for our next cohort that starts in July. If you have someone in mind who would make for a good fit, I would be happy to discuss their qualifications with you.
- Share your perspective: If you wouldn’t mind sharing a short quote (or two) about your experience, we would love to hear about it.
If you would be willing to help out with either of the above items, please let me know your availability for a quick conversation.