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    GATEWAY SHRM PRESENTS: Step Up and Play Big – Be an Exceptional HR Leader

    Date: February 27, 2013, 7:45am – 9:45am
    Meeting Location: Verisk - ISO
    545 Washington Blvd -22nd Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07310
    Meeting Fee: $15.00 – Members $20.00 –Non-members-(No- shows will be billed-)
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    Step Up and Play Big – Be an Exceptional HR Leader

    One of the ongoing challenges all leaders have is how to elevate their level of performance. Today’s economic and competitive climate demands a change. Organizations to successfully compete in this new economy need exceptional functional experts to be the leaders. HR professionals are in the spotlight to "lead by example". Surprisingly, even with this opportunity ahead of them, far too many professionals get comfortable with doing just enough to get by.

    Some choose this course because it is safe to be average. There is nothing wrong with being average but far too many people accept this status for the wrong reasons. Some mistakenly believe that to be better than average requires too much extra work or effort. Others choose average because they just want to “fit in”. Still others do just enough to get by because they are just lazy. Regardless of the reason (excuse) given, each one of us has the opportunity to be better, to Step Up and Play Big – to be exceptional.
    The road to becoming exceptional can be easily travelled by following 8 very simple steps. In this practical and engaging presentation, Chris Ruisi outlines what these 8 steps are and what needs to be done to get started.

    Speaker: Chris Ruisi began his 25+ year career in the life insurance industry when he joined USLIFE Corporation in June 1974 as Director of Personnel. During his career at USLIFE, he held a number of executive positions as he progressed from Vice President – Human Resources to President & COO/CEO (and member of the Office of the Chairman and Board of Directors). Following the acquisition of USLIFE by American General Corporation (AGC), a $3 billion project he quarterbacked, he remained with AGC as President & CEO and member of the Board of Directors of two of its operating subsidiaries until May, 1998.As the Founder and CEO of The Coach’s Zone, Chris is an experienced business professional with an exceptional record of leadership. He mentors and guides executives and business leaders to find their “stretch” point to learn the full measure of their capabilities. He helps them to “master being comfortable feeling uncomfortable.”
    Chris understands how leadership works, how organizations work, how power works, and how decision making works. Through this work, he has created a community of entrepreneurs, executives, and business leaders who understand the importance of Stepping Up, and Playing Big – which is also the title of his new book due out in March/April


    This program is approved for 1.0 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.