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What CEO Talent Champions Do Differently: Lessons for CHROs

All CEOs must make difficult, sometimes unpopular decisions that impact the workforce. Some CEOs, however, are able to approach these decisions in a way that consistently creates positive talent outcomes year over year. But who are these CEOs and what do they do differently?

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Improve Talent Strategy Outcomes With Guidance From CEO Talent Champions

Join this webinar to understand how CEO Talent Champions make decisions differently and gain practical guidance for how CHROs can partner with their CEOs to improve their organization’s talent outcomes.

How CEO Talent Champions Are Identified

This elite group of CEOs* from the Russell 3000® U.S. Index has set a standard that other CEOs and their CHROs can learn from and work to reach.

*All honorees were in seat as of August 2022.

Financial performance

Talent-related ESG measures

Employee voice

Public commitment to EVP preferences

The 2022 Gartner CEO Talent Champions

Julie Sweet, Accenture

Julie Sweet

Shantanu Narayen, Adobe Systems

Shantanu Narayen

Dr. Lisa Su, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)

Dr. Lisa Su
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)

Sundar Pichai, Alphabet Inc.

Sundar Pichai
Alphabet Inc.

Gary Dickerson, Applied Materials, Inc.

Gary Dickerson
Applied Materials, Inc.

Judy R. McReynolds, ArcBest

Judy R. McReynolds

Laurence D. Fink, BlackRock, Inc.

Laurence D. Fink
BlackRock Inc.

Greg Heckman, Bunge

Greg Heckman

Bob Sulentic, CBRE Group, Inc.

Bob Sulentic
CBRE Group, Inc.

Gary Smith, Ciena Corporation

Gary Smith
Ciena Corporation

Noel R. Wallace, Colgate-Palmolive Company

Noel R. Wallace
Colgate-Palmolive Company

Glenn Sanford, eXp World Holdings Inc.

Glenn Sanford
eXp World Holdings Inc.

Phil Snow, FactSet Research Systems Inc.

Phil Snow
FactSet Research Systems Inc.

Mary Barra, General Motors Company (GM)

Mary Barra
General Motors Company (GM)

Jack Roche, The Hanover Insurance Group

Jack Roche
The Hanover Insurance Group

Dan Burton, Health Catalyst

Dan Burton
Health Catalyst

Enrique Lores, HP Inc.

Enrique Lores
HP Inc.

Bruce D. Broussard, Humana Inc.

Bruce D. Broussard
Humana Inc.

Sasan Goodarzi, Intuit

Sasan Goodarzi

Satya Nadella, Microsoft Corporation

Satya Nadella
Microsoft Corporation

Kunal Kapoor, Morningstar Inc.

Kunal Kapoor
Morningstar Inc.

Tom Palmer, Newmont Corporation

Tom Palmer
Newmont Corporation

Kathy Warden, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Kathy Warden
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Mauricio Gutierrez, NRG Energy, Inc.

Mauricio Gutierrez
NRG Energy, Inc.

Dan Houston, Principal Financial Group®

Dan Houston
Principal Financial Group®

Ralph Izzo, Public Service Enterprise Group

Ralph Izzo
Public Service Enterprise Group

Mick Farrell, ResMed Inc.

Mick Farrell
ResMed Inc.

Douglas L. Peterson, S&P Global Inc.

Douglas L. Peterson
S&P Global Inc.

Tom Fanning, Southern Company

Tom Fanning
Southern Company

Sheryl Palmer, Taylor Morrison Home Corporation

Sheryl Palmer
Taylor Morrison Home Corporation

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