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"CEOs Worldwide Report Talent, Leadership & Culture Issues as Some of the Toughest Challenges to Growth" - Laurence Smith

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MUMBAI, BANGALORE and NEW DELHI, October 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Laurence Smith, Managing Director, RBL ASIA - Speaking for the First Time in India at the HR Week India 2012

"CEOs worldwide report Talent, Leadership and Culture issues are some of the toughest challenges to growth," says Laurence Smith, Managing Director, RBL Asia. He also adds simultaneously, many of them also complain that HR remains a re-active, inwardly focused function better at HR administration than adding value to the organisation. This is with reference to the latest research from the RBL Group, in the just published "HR from the Outside-In, Six Competencies for the Future of HR", that provides insight to the way forward.

He added, "One of the six critical competencies for HR Effectiveness is for HR to be a more effective 'Strategic Positioner'. HR needs to play a pro-active role in helping the organisation understand and interpret the external competitive environment in which it competes and align and develop the organisational capabilities to win. This is a way for HR to create value that helps the organisation move faster than its competitors and stay ahead of the game."

Laurence is speaking at HR Week India 2012 at Super Guru Day on 31 October and 21 November at Mumbai and Delhi respectively.

Also Liz Mellon, Executive Director, Duke CE will conduct the Super Guru Day in Bangalore on 7 November.

Both Laurence and Liz will be conducting a full, intensive and dedicated one-day interactive session that will focus on helping you understand how you can adapt and implement the latest global HR trends on competencies and transformations.

Laurence Smith has extensive experience in transforming HR Leadership programme with top Asian companies like LG, GE, Accenture, McKinsey, World Bank and many more. He has been conducting learning and senior leadership development programmes with the various companies in the world. As part of his programme, he developed a new Global Leadership Framework, drove cross-border collaboration and innovation whilst adopting new social media practices and completely re-structured the learning framework to support the CEO's vision of transformation & globalisation. Laurence is covering similar content for the Super Guru Day at HR Week India in Mumbai (31 October) and Delhi (21 November).

One of the top 50 thinkers in the world and Executive Director for Duke CE, Liz Mellon, is conducting the Super Guru Day in Bangalore on 7 November. Mellon works with many of the FTSE100 CEOs. Considered one of the world's foremost authorities on leadership development, she has also contributed to the development of public service leadership through her early research and teaching interests. Some notable clients include The New York Times, HSBC, Shell, The UK Foreign Office, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deutsche Bank, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, BP, Novartis, Credit Suisse First Boston, Rio Tinto, BNP Paribas, Unilever, United Business Media, Rolls Royce, Atlas Copco and the Standard Bank Group. Liz was one of the two founders of the London office for Duke in 2000, its first venture outside the US.

HR Week India 2012 also focuses on business critical issues related to HR over the four-day strategic conference. HR Week is also conducting a full day Talent Management Workshop with top industry leaders and two strategic conferences addressing various HR issues.

Visit: http://www.hrweekindia.com

About UBM India:

UBM India is a subsidiary of UBM plc, which is the second largest independent exhibition organiser in the world. It is the largest trade exhibition organiser in India, responsible for 26 exhibitions in different locations across the country. The company is also involved in the organisation of conference programmes throughout India and in the publications of trade journals and magazines. For further details, please visit the UBM India website, http://www.ubmindia.in

Primary Media Contact: Asan Bano, conferences-india@ubm.com, 91-22-4046 1466

SOURCE UBM India Pvt. Ltd.



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