This article accompanies Trust at the Top
To build effective relationships with the CEO, and other senior colleagues requires investing the time to get to know each other personally, as well as professionally; setting shared expectations for working together; and displaying trust and balance in conduct.
In this chapter that appeared in the book, The Chief HR Officer: Defining the New Role of Human Resource Leaders, Pamela O. Kimmet, the senior vice president of human resources for Coca-Cola Enterprises, offers a checklist for building a productive relationship with key individuals -- and tips on traps to avoid.
Reprinted by permission of the publisher, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., from The Chief HR Officer: Defining the New Role of Human Resource Leaders by Patrick M. Wright, John Boudreau, David Pace, Libby Sartain, Paul McKinnon, and Richard Antoine. Copyright (c) 2011 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved.