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Three: The Human Resources Emerging Executive by Ian Ziskin

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CHAPTER 5 Master the Art of the Question

Business Partnership

Author and illustrator Dr. Seuss reportedly said, “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” More often than not, success is predicated upon asking the right questions.

The single most-talked-about aspiration of HR professionals over the course of history has been how we get a seat at the table and become strategic business partners. I find all the discussion about this topic fascinating. Isn’t it ironic that the most debated subject can also be the least understood?

Although being viewed as business partners continues to be a bit of an obsession among HR people, I also think this situation, while less than perfect, has steadily improved over the years. ...

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