Optimize Your Workforce -- Unleash the Power of Your People in Pursuit of Your Organization's Objectives

SHRM 2013 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: You will learn practical examples of how to engage and energize your workforce to help you execute your organizational strategy.
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In today's hyper-competitive global economic climate, every resource must be optimized. Organizational talent must be considered an organizational resource and, more than ever, must be aligned and engaged in the most important strategic priorities which will drive performance. Using a case study approach, this session will show you how to unleash the power of your organization's workforce in pursuit of mission, strategies, and priorities.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Jeff Lindeman, SPHR


Jeff Lindeman is usually found hard at work supporting the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority as the Senior Director, Organizational Performance and Development.  In this role, Jeff leads the coordinated efforts of the human resources, training & organization development, airport art, marketing, public relations, risk management, and business planning functions for the organization.  He has worked in human resources for over 20 years.  In addition to his work, Jeff loves giving back through teaching and mentoring a new generation of HR and Airport leaders to help organizations optimize the performance of their workforce.

Gary Magenta


Gary Magenta is committed to the development of leaders and managers by helping them recognize that leaders who want to change their businesses must change how they engage their people. As the Senior Vice President of Root, a consulting company that helps organizations execute on strategy through people, he is the architect and leader of the Root CompassSM Manager Development program, and he oversees Root’s business development efforts throughout North America and Europe. 

During his 11 years at Root, Gary has partnered with CEOs and executive teams across all industries to help them gain a holistic view of their businesses, their people, and the customers they serve by helping them focus on practical ways to effectively deploy their strategy, increase employee engagement, and accelerate results by leveraging comprehensive solutions that connect strategy to people and results.

Whatever the challenge, Gary brings a realistic view based on 25 years of business experience, a durable “street sense” for creating results, and a sense of humor that puts things into perspective. He focuses on asking the right questions and exploring what’s below the surface of an opportunity for change. Gary is a certified executive coach specializing in helping leaders connect with the people who have their hands on the levers of change and how they can impact that change.  

Gary is the author of the forthcoming book, I’m Sorry for Yelling. I Didn’t Know Any Better, which outlines 12 Powerful Questions to make YOU the best manager you can be at work and the best person you can be in life. Gary was also recently recognized with a bronze American Business Award (The Stevies) for Executive of the Year – Business Services. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with his wife, and has sons in college. He’s a Google fanatic and an apologetic reality show junkie.

Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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