The RiseSmart Strategic Advisory Council includes some of the foremost thought leaders in the human capital management industry today. Their experience in and knowledge of the HR space bodes well for RiseSmart, and we rely on their contributions as we continue to lead the way in next-gen outplacement solutions.

Ian Ziskin, who joined the Council in February, is the kind of HR executive we seek out to join the RiseSmart team. The president of EXec EXcel Group, Ziskin is an author and speaker on subjects including acquisition integration, career outplacement, executive compensation, globalization, HR strategies and competencies, HR public policy issues, leadership and talent development, and the workforce/workplace of the future.

Ziskin is author of WillBe: 13 Reasons WillBe's are Luckier than WannaBe's, a fast-paced, insightful, and often amusing leadership guidebook that offers sage advice, keen observation, and proven tools for aspiring leaders, high-performing teams, and leaders who want to develop their up-and-comers.

In WillBe, Ziskin draws on nearly 30 years of experience working with and developing thousands of aspiring leaders to offer perspective on leadership behaviors that lead to success. WillBe summarizes 13 things truly successful people do extremely well. These behaviors get WillBe’s noticed and separate them from WannaBe’s.

Ziskin’s writings and commentaries have been featured by authors such as John Boudreau, Ed Lawler, Dave Ulrich, Pat Wright, and others, as well as in outlets including BNA Reporter, Career Lab, Directors & Boards magazine, Human Resource Executive magazine, HR Management magazine, HR Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Organizational Dynamics.

Ian is also a contributing author to The Chief HR Officer: Defining the New Role of Human Resource Leaders. In addition, he co-authored the article “The Future of HR and Effective Organizations” with John Boudreau.

Contact Ian Ziskin by email at to discuss his latest writing efforts, inquire about a possible project with him, or discuss his involvement with RiseSmart.

05 May 2012

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