This is the slide deck from the the January 10, 2012 Seattle CHO Group session, HR Leadership and Managing Strategy Formation: Walking the Tightrope. Patrick Wright, Professor, Author, and Editor from the ILR School at Cornell, provided a preview of one facet of the HR Leadership model presented in his forthcoming book. Human Resource leadership has been distinguished from business partnering by taking a more proactive role in influencing strategy. How do HR leaders have such influence? This session explored the dark side of executive leadership teams and the role that HR leaders must play in managing the interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics that occur when highly intelligent, competitive, and ambitious executives are asked to work together to achieve the firm\'s objectives.