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 forward, we’re going to speed things up.
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For me, the most interesting part of the project is coming to terms with the limitations of my own assumptions. Before I started the project, I was certain that I knew the nooks and crannies of the industry. Today, I am not so sure.
Influence works in pockets and niches. Each of the players in the profiles has influence within a context and almost none outside of it. That’s easy to understand. SHRM Membership, at best, is about 35% of the HR market and much less of recruiting. In total, the trade shows reach about 1% of the market. There are no easily recognizable figures on the national scene.
The players occupy self-contained orbits that are nearly immune to the rest of the scene. Instead of an overall industry, there’s a sort of planetary structure. Each planet is certain that it is the center of the universe. In some ways, that’s true.
For now, I’d appreciate a little bit of help. Please let me know (in the comments) how you think the process is going, what you think I’m missing and what you’d like to see next. As always, I am particularly interested in suggestions for the list.
Here’s the progress to date:
- Keys To Influence
- Key Influencers
- Influence Happens In A Context
- Top 100: Recruiting and HR
- Spheres of Influence
1.01 Naomi Bloom – The Software Architect – Bloom and Wallace
1.02 Kevin Grossman – The Clarifier – HRMarketer
1.03 Kevin Wheeler – The Futurist – Future of Talent Institute
1.04 Elaine Orler – The Recruiting Strategist – Talent Function Group
1.05 Jeanne Achille – The Gentle Connector – Devon Group
1.06 Robin Ferracone – The Boardroom Player - Farient Advisors
1.07 David /component/page,shop.product_details/flypage,flypage.tpl/product_id,59/category_id,7/option,com_virtuemart/Itemid,62/”>cialis vs generic cialis Manaster – The Community Builder – ERE
1.08 Bill Kutik – The Technology Czar- HR Technology Conference
1.09 Bill Vick – The Padronne - ExtremeRecruiting TV
1.10 Rob McIntosh – The Game Changer- Avanade
1.11 David Perry - The Guerilla – Perry Martel
1.12 William Tincup – The Reframer – Starr-Tincup
1.13 John Sullivan- The Good Doctor – John Sullivan Associates
1.14 Dan Hilbert – The Edge – OrcaEyes
1.15 Doug Berg – The Scientist – Jobs2Web
1.16 Allan Schweyer – The Director – Center For Human Capital Innovation
1.17 Tony Karrer – The Training Engineer – TechEmpower
1.18 Peter Clayton – The Reporter – Total Picture Radio
1.19 China Gorman – The Operator – SHRM
1.20 Jessica Lee – The Editor – Fistful of Talent
1.21 Mike Mayeux – The Processor – Novotus
1.22 Shally Steckerl – The Sourceror – Arbita
1.23 Rusty Reuff – The Entertainer – Reuff Associates
1.24 Elliot Clark – The Publisher – Shared Expertise Media
1.25 Valerie /component/page,shop.product_details/flypage,flypage.tpl/product_id,59/category_id,7/option,com_virtuemart/Itemid,62/”>cialis vs generic cialis Frederickson – The Sage – Valerie Frederickson & Co
1.26 Todd Raphael – The Quiet Force - ERE
1.27 Brian (Skip) Schipper – The Coral Reef Manager – Cisco
1.28 Penelope Trunk – The Brazen Careerist- BrazenCareerist
1.29 Gerry Crispin – The Connector – CareerXroads
1.30 Darren Romano – The Headhunter’s Headhunter
1.31 Auren Hoffman – The Synthesizer – Rapleaf
1.32 Neil McCormick – The Standard Bearer – Talent2
1.33 Mike Foster – The Builder- HCI