Top 100 v1.43 Jeff Kaye

On November 19, 2009, in Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
It’s really hard to have influence across the industry while holding down a job. The people with the broadest reach are consultants, vendor CEOs, academics, pundits, conference coordinators, leaders of professional associations, marketing folks, or people from well outside the mainstream of the industry. If you keep your nose to the grindstone and deliver real […]

Keys To Influence (redux)

On November 16, 2009, in Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
By John Sumser (November 17, 2009) This piece originally appeared as one of the introductions to the Top Influencers in HR project. “Recently, Neal Bruce (the product development genius at First Advantage) said, “If you want to be an HR thought leader, you should have some thoughts.” (Actually the precise quote was “thoughts […]

Key Influencers: Observable Trends

On November 12, 2009, in HRExaminer, Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
By John Sumser Here are a few of the things I’m discovering as I interview people for the Key Influencers project. I’ve recently crossed the 180 interview threshold. The unconfirmed word on the street is that in the Fortune 500, 130 of the Chief HR Officers (or whatever you call the person with that title) are alumni […]

Top 100 v1.42 Eric Winegardner

On November 9, 2009, in Movers/Shakers, by John Sumser
By John Sumser The first thing you don’t think when you meet Eric Winegardner is, “This is the corporate VP of Product Adoption at a Billion dollar company.” Maybe, “Where does that dude get all of that energy.” Or, “Who picks his shoes.” Or, “Man, if I was only that good looking.” Kidding aside, Eric is the […]