What's the key to authentic HR leadership?

HRD talks to Barry Bloch of Monash Health about earning the trust of executive peers

What's the key to authentic HR leadership?

Today's best HR directors are authentic leaders who earn the trust and confidence of their executive peers to guide them through strategic and ethical challenges.

However, HR professionals have constantly and consistently struggled to build credibility at the Board and Executive level, according to Barry Bloch, Head of Organisational Transformation, Monash Health.

“As people, culture and transformation become increasingly central to organisational performance and viability it is ever more critical for HR to have an authentic voice in the most strategic organisational discussions and decisions,” said Bloch.

Bloch will be speaking at the upcoming HR Summit Perth on the topic of The key to authentic HR leadership in the executive team.

Specifically, he will be talking about the importance of discovering your unique leadership style and building your leadership legacy and Leading with inclusiveness, empowerment and candour.

Moreover, he will discuss structuring and leading high-level discussions about concepts, ideas, strategy and execution.

According to Bloch, HR leadership and professional roles are lonely roles.

“We need to come together to confront ourselves and each other in terms of everything we think and do as HR leaders and professionals,” he said.

“Only then will the profession reinvent itself and deliver on its promise and potential as an authentic strategic guide to the organisation.”

So, if Bloch could give one piece of advice to HR professionals relating to authentic HR leadership what would it be?

“Stop talking about how to get a voice at the top table and start listening to and talking with the voices already at the top table.”

Barry Bloch will be speaking at the HR Summit Perth. To register, click here.

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