The Chief HR Officer by Patrick M. Wright
Defining the New Role of Human Resource Leaders

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"The strategic portfolio of issues addressed and the sage wisdom and perspectives shared make this book a powerful transformation tool." —Jodee Kozlak, executive vice president, Human Resources, Target Corporation

"An up-to-the-minute guide as to what is happening to the field of human resources through the eyes of those in charge of it." —Peter Cappelli, George W. Taylor Professor of Management and director, Center for Human Resources, Wharton School

"This is a definitive guide for human resources leaders who are at the frontlines of competitiveness for their organizations." —David A. Rodriguez, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Marriott International

"This book is a must-read for all HR professionals to understand the evolution of how far we've come as a function and how much more we have to contribute to the success of the enterprise." —William J. Conaty, former senior vice president, Human Resources, General Electric Corporation

"This book is a treasure-trove of insights that will elevate the practice of human resource management to a whole new level in the twenty-first century." —Lee D. Dyer, professor and chair, Department of Human Resource Studies, Cornell University

"As a CEO who understands how important managing human capital is to delivering business results, The Chief HR Officer is an invaluable resource." —Russ Fradin, CEO, Hewitt Associations

"This is a must-read for state-of-the-art in human resource management." —Scott A. Snell, E. Thayer Bigelow Professor of Business Administration, Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia

"This accessible, practical guide for HR professionals clearly describes the critical values, behaviors and skills needed to fulfill the multiple roles of an HR leader- trusted business partner, talent architect and expert functional leader."—Sally Bott, group human resource director, BP


About Patrick M. Wright

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Patrick M. Wright, Ph.d., is the William J. Conaty GE Professor of Strategic Human Resources in the School of ILR at Cornell University. He teaches and conducts research in the area of strategic human resource management, with a particular focus on how HR practices, the HR function, and HR leaders can affect firm performance. The National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR) is an honorific organization where individuals and institutions of distinction in human resources are recognized for professional achievement by election as "Fellows of the NAHR." In addition, NAHR furthers the HR profession through the Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) Academy and other philanthropic and educational activities. For more information visit with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. The Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, and more than 575 affiliated chapters. Visit
Published March 10, 2011 by Jossey-Bass. 341 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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