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5 Strategies to get More Buy-In from the C-Suite

As a business leader in the HR Community, I often hear HR professionals talk about the frustration and sometimes disappointment around the lack of "buy-in" they receive from top leadership when presenting ideas for change. Many people don't realize there is a strategy to increase your influence and effectiveness as a business leader and when they don't have a strategy, it often creates stress and burnout. I want to help by outlining 5 strategies that I have used as a sales leader and as a volunteer to help HR professionals sell their self, their ideas, and create more influence in the workplace and it starts with developing trust with others every day. I have collaborated with dozens of top-level HR leaders to get their thoughts and want to share with others to grow in their career. These strategies include building trust, identifying the right problem, building a business case, developing sponsors, and being persistent. We will also talk about how to "speak with confidence" to build your brand too.

This session is about learning strategies to develop more influence in the workplace.

This session will provide relatable, applicable, and strategic takeaways (used by Top HR leaders) for attendees to take back and create more influence in workplace.

Bruce Waller

Bruce Waller is the Vice President of Corporate Relocation for Armstrong Relocation and Companies in Dallas, Texas. Bruce has enjoyed many roles in relocation from operations to general management since 1995. Bruce is certified by WorldwideERC as a Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) and serves on the North Texas Relocation Professionals Board of Directors. Bruce is a recipient of the Saul Gresky Award presented to NTRP’s Relocation Professional of the Year, and has received many awards including UniGroup Masters Club and Armstrong Relocation Presidents Club. Bruce is also certified by both HRCI (Human Resources Certification Institute) with a PHR, and SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management) with a SHRM-CP and currently serves on DallasHR Board of Trustees as well as Texas SHRM State Council as a District Director. Bruce graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a degree in Business Administration. 

Bruce writes a weekly blog on Leadership, HR, and Mobility called “A Relocation Minute” that you can be read at … it’s a quick inspirational read to jumpstart your week! He also published a leadership book called “Find Your Lane” to inspire people with a “Career GPS” approach to help people navigate a career with purpose. In 2019, he published a 5-year journal for anyone to record daily highlights and live with more purpose each day. Bruce is active on many social media channels including LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Date: Thu, April 22, 2021 | 7:00-8:00 am