Since announcing the official launch of EXEX on October 8, I have had the good fortune to experience considerable early interest and support among current as well as potential clients and alliance partners. Consulting situations under development include a human capital and organization change strategy for a large technology and manufacturing company reorganization; a people cost management review for a transportation company, a leadership development assignment for an energy company, and a large-scale change effort for a company based in South America.

I also have some very exciting executive development, speaking and facilitation engagements planned including November 2010 in London for HR50 and Ithaca, NY for Cornell, January 2011 for USC and UCLA, both in Los Angeles; March and April 2011 programs for USC; and an April 2011 keynote address for the HRPS. In addition, I am really enjoying my work with Cornell CAHRS partner companies and participating HR leaders, faculty, and students.

I expect to be able to report on additional speaking, consulting, and research projects over the next couple of months, but wanted to provide a feel for how I’m spending my time in case it stimulates any questions or comments from you or your colleagues.

You can also expect to see several publications with contributions from me, including an HRPS piece with commentary from several retired and sitting CHROs and a National Academy of Human Resources sponsored book on the CHRO’s role, as well as an article I have written entitled “Why HR Makes a Difference” and a book I recently completed entitled “WillBe: 13 Reasons WillBe’s are Luckier than WannaBe’s.”

Check our website for updates on upcoming speaking engagements and the release of these publications. In the meanwhile, I’d like to thank all of your for your encouragement and support as EXEX builds momentum. Please let me know your thoughts and questions, as well as any way I may be of service.


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