HR Leadership Podcast Series
How can busy human resource professionals get access to leading human resource thinkers in today’s fast paced and cost-conscious environment? While standard week long face to face executive education programs are ideal, they are expensive both in terms of time and money, thus limiting how many people a firm can afford to develop in this way. Teleconferences and webcasts are nice, but they require participants to be close to a phone or computer at a certain time, and they usually cost money. To help CAHRS partner firms provide broad-based development to their human resource professionals at absolutely no cost, the new CAHRS HR Leadership Podcast Series will offer 45-60 minute interviews with accomplished senior HR executives who can share their wisdom and experience in a medium unconstrained by time or geography.
Featured Audio Interview
Howard Behar, Retired Director and former President, Starbucks International
Hear Howard describe his leadership principles and his recommendations for HR professionals in this edition of the CAHRS HR Leadership Podcast.
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Lynn Tetrault, Senior Vice President of HR for AstraZeneca
Hear Lynn Tetrault, SVP of HR describe the challenges of leading the HR function at AstraZeneca, one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies.
John Hofmeister, Chief Executive Officer of Citizens for Affordable Energy
He was the CHRO at Shell, then the President of Shell Oil, and is now the founder and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy. Hear John Hofmeister talk about moving from HR to a line position and the future of the energy industry.
C. William Pollard, Chairman and CEO of ServiceMaster Company
While Chairman and CEO of ServiceMaster Company, C. William Pollard led one of the most ethical and most admired companies. Hear him share his thoughts on what it takes to build ethical leadership in today's trying times.
Ken Carrig, Chief Administrative Officer of Sysco Corporation
He led HR through Continental Airlines turnaround, and now he leads HR through Sysco's tremendous growth. Hear Ken Carrig, Chief Administrative Officer of Sysco Corporation talk about leading HR through very different business conditions.
Patrick Wright, William J. Conaty GE Professor of Strategic HR and CAHRS Director
Everybody is talking today about HR Leadership, but what is it? Hear Patrick Wright describe what constitutes HR Leadership based on the past 3 years of CAHRS research on the CHRO role.
Hugh Mitchell, Royal Dutch Shell
Hugh Mitchell took over as the Chief Human Resource Officer at Royal Dutch Shell following the resolution of their reserves crisis. Hear him talk about his role in transforming Shell into a CEO structure, and how HR's functional accountability is driving changes in this Anglo-Dutch company.
L. Kevin Cox, American Express
He took over human resources for American Express, a company with over 65,000 employees, and has led human resources while it built the company's organizational capability and engagement culture. Hear L. Kevin Cox, Executive Vice President of Human Resources for American Express, tell how he and his team did it in the latest CAHRS podcast.