HR Leadership

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Butterworth-Heinemann, 2010 - Business & Economics - 241 pages

What is HR leadership and what difference can it make to business success? Who is demonstrating HR leadership now and what might HR leadership look like in the future? How can aspiring HR leaders gain the skills, behaviours and credibility to navigate new and complex career structures and move up the career ladder? These are just some of the questions addressed by Linda Holbeche in her latest book.

HR leadership is a rapidly evolving concept. It is as much a mindset, philosophy and set of capabilities as a role. HR Leadership draws on the personal experiences of some of today's most talented HR professionals who, through their leadership, are making a real difference to their organisations, no matter what industry they work in. Holbeche looks at the experiences which shaped them and the values and priorities which drive them.

The book contains: • Revealing interviews with Senior HR leaders from Google, McDonald's, the UK's National Policing Improvement Agency and other major organisations, offering insights into their own career development • An overview of the capabilities needed for success as an HR leader and suggestions about how to develop these • Practical illustrations from leading companies, demonstrate how effective HR leaders play a driving role in building healthy and effective organisations to offer competitive edge

HR Leadership illustrates to business managers what effective HR looks like at its best. Its well-informed and practical advice make this book a must-read for anyone wanting to develop their career as an HR leader.



• Revealing interviews with Senior HR leaders from Google, McDonald's, the UK's National Policing Improvement Agency and other major organisations, offering insights into their own career development • An overview of the capabilities needed for success as an HR leader and suggestions about how to develop these • Practical illustrations from leading companies, demonstrate how effective HR leaders play a driving role in building healthy and effective organisations to offer competitive edge

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About the author (2010)

Linda Holbeche is Research and Policy Director at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Linda is responsible for leading the CIPD's extensive management research programme and the translation of that knowledge into practice for the benefit of all those involved in the management and development of people. She heads a 40 strong team, including 12 expert research advisers, and is a key spokesperson and advocate for the people management and development profession, in the media and in relations with government and other opinion formers. Linda was previously with the Work Foundation where she was Director of Leadership and Consultancy and prior to this she was Director of Research and Strategy at Roffey Park Institute for 12 years.

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