People + Strategy Journal

Fall 2022

The Balancing Acts of Leadership


For organizations, leadership has become an endless series of balancing acts—weighing decisions that involve difficult trade-offs and for which there are no obvious answers. The responsibility for many of these challenges falls disproportionately on HR leaders.
In this issue, we explore practical approaches to successfully navigate some of the most important balancing acts.



A special section providing observations and advice on these important balancing acts:  

Jacob Ward, NBC News technology correspondent and author of The Loop: How Technology Is Creating a World Without Choices and How to Fight Back


Message from the President 
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP
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From the Executive Editor 
David Reimer

The Big Question 
Denise Lee Yohn, Douglas Lepisto, Christopher Michaelson, Michael Pratt, Luke Hedden


In First Person
Ty Seidule, Professor Emeritus of History at West Point

Directors Roundtable
Moderator: Adam Bryant
Participants: Kathy Waller, Duriya Farooqui, Sukhinder Singh Cassidy

Linking Theory + Practice
Shawn Quinn, Brad Winn

New SHRM research on HR's priorities in balancing empathy, accountability, innovation, inclusiveness and more

The Takeaway: A Discussion Guide 

Call for Papers