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Three: The Human Resources Emerging Executive by Ian Ziskin

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CHAPTER 9 Get on Board

Boardroom Dynamics

Groucho Marx once said, “I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.” Not so for many HR executives. Most HR leaders would say that they have been working their entire careers, not only to be invited to join the club and earn a seat at the leadership team table, but also to become a key player in the boardroom. That aspiration is beginning to come true for many HR executives who support the boards that oversee their own companies, and a mini-trend is also beginning to emerge whereby a small but growing number of current and retired CHROs are themselves invited to sit on other companies’ boards.

This trend is long overdue, given the contributions highly experienced HR leaders can and ...

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