off the shelf
In his new book, Les Dakens writes about his experience as a
Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), and provides a ca-reer
development plan for HR professionals looking to reach
the top spot in the C-Suite. In a recent interview, Dakens
shared what he has learned as a CHRO.
What was your inspiration for writing the book?
LD: Taking on the Maple Leaf Foods job re-invigorated my in-terest
in the role of the CHRO. This book would help me as a
teaching aid that I could give to people I am coaching and to my
fellow board members on the HR committee to show how we le-verage
the CHRO. I also wanted to introduce many other voices
that could tell the story of the CHRO.
CHRO – The Next Generation
of HR Executives
LES DAKENS ON HIS NEW BOOK, THE REAL DEAL ON PEOPLE
By Alyson Nyiri, CHRP
HRPATODAY.CA ❚ JULY/AUGUST 2014 ❚ 61