The role of the HR leader is constantly evolving. In order to stay at the forefront of that evolution, it is critical that the CHRO understand how to speak the language of the business and act as a true strategic partner to the C-suite, board of directors and stakeholders. Furthermore, they should be prepared to teach their HR teams how to do the same. Having the right business acumen allows the HR leaders the ability to create change and contribute to the future success of the organization. In this session, Ian Ziskin, President of EXec EXcel Group LLC and former CHRO of Northrop Grumman, highlights how an HR leader can work to elevate his or her skill set in order to make a lasting impact on the business.