People issues dominate today’s business headlines. Downsizing and cost reduction. Outsourcing. Global talent management. Executive compensation. Mergers and acquisitions. CHROs often find themselves at the eye of the storm on these critical issues. To drive value at the intersection of people and business, they must act as both stewards and strategists — leaders who not only orchestrate human resources (HR) operations, but also shape and implement business strategy across the organization.