Tag Archives: Top 100
Posted on 20. Nov, 2009 by John Sumser.
It’s really hard to have influence across the industry while holding down a job. The people with the broadest reach are consultants, vendor CEOs, academics, pundits, conference coordinators, leaders of professional associations, marketing folks, or people from well outside the mainstream of the industry. If you keep your nose to the grindstone and deliver real [...]
Posted on 29. Oct, 2009 by John Sumser.
By John Sumser The Staffing Industry is not always seen as an integral part of HR. A complex universe of independent search consultants, sourcing professionals, temp agencies, boutique power brokers and contingency firms, the members of the staffing industry often have trouble acknowledging each other. With a host of competing trade groups, the industry is [...]
Posted on 23. Oct, 2009 by John Sumser.
By John Sumser In nearly five years of consistent publishing, SystematicHR has become the preferred information source for a generation of HR Information Systems people. With a body of nearly 900 articles and 2,200 literate comments, there is no other authoritative discussion on the subject. It is, as the tagline suggests, the intersection between HR [...]
Posted on 20. Oct, 2009 by John Sumser.
Cecelia and Joe Gonzalez Top Influencers v 1.36 Having significant influence may be best played as a team sport. Many of the /component/page,shop.browse/category_id,6/option,com_virtuemart/Itemid,62/vmcchk,1/”>cialis usa people profiled to date have alter egos who make their contributions possible. Still others lead teams that are the source of lasting difference. Cecelia and Joe Gonzalez are partners in a [...]
Posted on 06. Oct, 2009 by John Sumser.
By John Sumser Top 100: At the 1/3 point 33 people into the Top 100 list is a good time for a reckoning. I began the process of identifying the industry’s key influencers over five months ago. 145 interviews, 33 profiles, and hundreds of hours later, it’s the one third of the way there. Moving [...]
Posted on 15. Sep, 2009 by John Sumser.
by John Sumser Ask yourself “what’s the opposite of HR?”. One answer is Penelope Trunk. Where HR is all about being button-down and resolving conflict, Trunk is an agitator. The Brazen Careerist is busily shattering preconceived notions about propriety, privacy and transparency. She’s this generation’s Helen Gurley Brown. The Brazen Careerist is an update of [...]
Posted on 07. Sep, 2009 by John Sumser.
Top Influencers v1.27 Brian (Skip) Schipper Brian Schipper is the CHRO at Cisco. If the problem simply involved competent administration for 65,000 employees, it would be an enormous challenge. At large enterprise scale, HR simply operates differently. But this is Cisco. Under the guiding hand of visionary CEO John Chambers, the company is out to [...]
Posted on 31. Aug, 2009 by John Sumser.
By John Sumser Valerie Frederickson v1.25 The Sage The amazing thing about Valerie Frederickson is that she is really easy to like and a fun conversation partner. Equally comfortable with a stuck, neurotic mid-career bureaucrat and the all-star executives she places, Frederickson is the model of grace and sophistication. She is uniquely able to tell [...]
Posted on 25. Aug, 2009 by John Sumser.
By John Sumser “The snickering begins when they ask to be your business partner. With little business acumen and even less understanding, they demand a seat at the table when anyone knows that what you want is a seat in the golf cart.” So says Rusty Rueff as he ponders the future of HR. “We’re [...]
Posted on 18. Aug, 2009 by John Sumser.
By John Sumser There’s an inverse relationship between the ability to stay on message and the ability to have and use influence. There are any number of executives who, flanked by their handlers, squeeze repeated sound bites from their lips like it was the last splotch of toothpaste in the tube. Being on the receiving [...]