The Road to Strategy 2010 — Preparing for Change

September 7, 2010 at 5:34 pm Leave a comment

By Steve Miranda, SHRM Chief Human Resource and Strategic Planning Officer

Here in North America, October is a month that’s all about change. Leaves on trees begin to change colors. Temperatures begin to drop, and there’s a crisp chill in the air. In the business world, October signifies the final fiscal quarter for many organizations as they balance the competing priorities of successfully wrapping up the year against the changes required to implement new strategies and business plans for the following year.

The SHRM Strategy Conference, October 6-8 in San Antonio, Texas is also all about change. It’s about learning new skills and best practices that will prepare you and your organization to successfully flex and bend as you lead the teams you support to even greater successes in an increasingly complicated world. As many of the world’s countries slowly emerge from the recession, many organizations are preparing for even greater changes ahead and discovering new ways to be successful in a new workforce frontier. HR leaders, like you, are the ones that will be blazing these new trails.

No one knows about change better than Anne Mulcahy. She was the former chairwoman and CEO of Xerox. She led Xerox through an incredible change that turned the organization around. Before her role as chair and CEO one of the roles she held during her career at Xerox was VP for human resources. She has walked in many of your shoes and understands what it is like to not just support change but to actually lead it from her role within HR. We are excited that Mulcahy will be speaking at the SHRM Strategy Conference this October.

As many of us know, one of the best ways to learn is by listening to stories. I’d therefore like to invite you to tell us your story. I want to hear how you are preparing your organization and yourself for change. What changes are you personally as well as your HR departments working on to help your organization be successful in the years to come? Tell me your experiences and challenges on SHRMConnect at

 About the Author


Steve Miranda is the Chief Human Resource and Strategic Planning Officer for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). In this role, Steve is responsible for the development of world-class HR programs for SHRM, as well as globalization and planning strategies focused on serving existing and future members.


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