Tag: HR leadership

A Succession Planning Offering You Can’t Refuse: Surprising HR Lessons from The Godfather

While not a conventional source of inspiration for human resources (HR) professionals, the Godfather movie series can provide a rich narrative that is applicable to organizational behavior. For example, succession planning plays a pivotal role in the series, shaping the narrative and demonstrating the complexities and importance of ensuring leadership continuity in any organization or […]

Faces of HR: From Venezuelan Roots to Global HR Leader—Maria Melendez Charts Her Course

Maria Melendez‘s path to human capital leadership is a testament to her unwavering dedication to fostering positive workplace dynamics. Originally from Venezuela, her journey began with a local food company, where she discovered her passion for HR while gaining foundational skills. This early exposure to union challenges sparked her interest in the complexities of employee […]

The Future of Work Leadership: Building Trust, Equity, and Engagement in the Hybrid Era

The modern workplace has experienced a radical transformation in recent years. Remote and hybrid models aren’t just trends, they’re the future of work. With the hybrid work environment in full swing, a new normal necessitates new leadership strategies to foster a people-first, distributed workforce. Organizations must implement technology, policies, and processes in thoughtful, innovative, and […]

Faces of HR: Darcy Mackay—From Business Leader to Champion of People

Darcy Mackay’s path to HR leadership isn’t your typical climb up the corporate ladder. Instead, her journey began in the bustling world of business operations, where she honed her leadership skills at the helm of large global teams. This experience, coupled with a keen eye for talent and a passion for empowering people, ultimately led […]

Faces of HR: Heidi Burton in Harmony with Growth at Stinson LLP

Heidi Burton isn’t your average HR leader. She’s a strategist, a sculptor of talent, and the mastermind behind Stinson LLP‘s thriving HR landscape. As chief HR officer, she works together with firm leadership to identify the needs that fuel growth. But her vision extends far beyond simply filling roles. Her mission? To cultivate a culture […]

After Layoffs, Here’s How to Rebuild a High-Trust Work Culture

The recent swath of layoffs couldn’t have come at a worse time for companies. Even before the staff cuts, most were already facing a crisis of trust. According to DDI’s 2023 Global Leadership Report, just 32% of leaders say they trusted senior leadership in their organization to make the right decisions, and fewer than half […]

Faces of HR: Angela Cheng-Cimini on Leading with a Conscience, Uniqueness, and Wisdom

Meet Angela Cheng-Cimini, SVP, Talent and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at Harvard Business Publishing, which focuses on improving business management practices through myriad resources, including articles, books, case studies, simulations, videos, learning programs, and digital tools. She joined the publishing company in 2021, bringing more than 30 years of HR experience across multiple sectors […]

How HR Leaders Can Harness the Power of Personal Disruption to Cultivate a Mindset of Intentional Growth

In today’s fast-paced business environment, the role of HR leaders has evolved beyond administrative functions to becoming key drivers of organizational change. Despite this, many HR professionals find themselves caught up in routines, policies, and procedures, which, while helpful, can sometimes stifle innovation. The antidote? Embracing disruptive thinking – a powerful tool that can propel […]

Best of Faces of HR: Pro Advice

As we say goodbye to 2023 and look toward a new year, we couldn’t be more excited to share timely news and commentary with our dedicated HRDA audience. For our Faces of HR column this week, we look back at some of our favorite Faces and share their expert insights from the front lines of creating better workplaces. So, […]

Faces of HR: Cori Davis on Honesty, Inclusion, and Investing in People

Meet Cori Davis, Chief People Officer at Genentech, a leading biotechnology company and member of the Roche Group. Davis not only brings more than 25 years of HR experience as an innovative leader to her role, but also a commonsense approach to problem-solving, thinking, empathy, and results orientation. In her role as CPO, she oversees […]