Ian Ziskin shares that the first and most fundamental responsibility of the board is to represent the interests of shareholders—those individuals and institutions that invest capital in the company and expect a financial return.
Research and Insights Archive
Research and Insights from the Center for Effective Organizations
The Emerging Role of HR Leaders and the Future of HR
Ian Ziskin will lead a conversation about the evolution of HR leadership and the future of the function, including capabilities required for success, what you need to know, with whom you need to interact, and when you are most likely to experience development.
Evolution of HR Leadership, 8/11/15
Ian Ziskin led a conversation about the evolution of leadership and of HR.
The Future of HR, 7/21/15
John Boudreau (CEO), Ian Ziskin (CEO), and Ravin Jesuthasan (Towers Watson) shared their latest research, examples from companies, and next steps on the Future of HR. They reviewed cases and examples of what companies and CHRO’s are doing today to meet the changing demands of business.
HR Leadership – Philosophy and Behaviors for Success, 8/05/14, recording/slides
This Webinar focuses on the aspects of HR leadership. Ian Ziskin (Executive in Residence, CEO) will lead a conversation about the leadership philosophy and behaviors required for success, what you need to know, with whom you need to interact, when you are most likely to experience development, and how you want to be thought of by others.
What is the future of HR?
John W. Boudreau (CEO) Ian Ziskin (CEO) and Carrie Gibson (CEO) take a different departure point by starting with prominent emerging general trends and examining their potential effect on HR, now and in the future, and HR’s desired and actual role in addressing them.
HR Leadership – Create your Personal Leadership Brand, 8/06/13, Recording/Slides
This Webinar focuses on the HR leader’s role as a leader. Ian Ziskin led a conversation about what you need to know, with whom you need to interact, when you are most likely to experience development, and how you want to be thought of by others.
Workforce Planning Across the Great Divide
John W. Boudreau (CEO) and Ian Ziskin (CEO) argue that even today’s most sophisticated SWP systems often focus solely on the workforce, using frameworks and tools that are largely in the domain of human resources management, and often provide the majority of their information about the HR function and its processes and activities.
Employee Resource Groups as Sources of Innovation
Theresa Welbourne and Ian Ziskin discussed new learnings from the first Employee Resource Group (ERG) Summit and the research conducted for that program. The data focus on what drives success of ERGs, member energy at work, and identity.
The Future of HR
Ian Ziskin and John Boudreau discussed The Future of HR: Multiple Disciplines, Multiple Connections, Multiple Levels.
The Future of HR and Effective Organizations
This article by John Boudreau (CEO) and Ian Ziskin (CEO and Exec Excel) describes the results of an ongoing initiative by CEO to understand the future of HR, and in particular its relationships within effective organizations in dynamic environments.
Talent Management – How do you find and develop top talent?
CEO Executive in Residence Ian Ziskin discussed the factors that characterize a Talenterprise (TM), an organization that is particularly effective at finding and developing talent, as well as his new book, WillBe: 13 Reasons WillBe’s are Luckier than WannaBe’s, which outlines what distinguishes up and coming high potentials from other people.