Seth Kahan Interviews Cirque Du Soleilís Top HR Executive Pat Norris in the Summer 2012 Edition of HR Certification Instituteís Certified
Washington, DC, February 28, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Seth Kahan interviewed Pat Norris of Cirque Du Soleil, a globally recognized leader of innovation with over 5,000 employees from over 50 countries who perform 20+ shows in over 270 cities around the world. Norris, SPHR, is Cirque Du Soleil’s director of human resources, Resident Shows Division. In Seth Kahan’s interview with Norris, they discuss the challenges, responsibilities, and intrinsic rewards of leading this important segment of Cirque’s operation.
The uniqueness of the operation is clear as Norris explains, “The artist who come to us often have no idea what it is like to be part of an organization like ours, because there is no other organization like Cirque!” Norris also emphasizes the key role of all parties working together, “Even though we have a lot of really smart and creative people, your success here lives and dies on relationship building.”
Kahan says, “This was a tremendously enjoyable assignment. I had the opportunity to work for HR Certification Institute, a cutting edge organization that is leading a national conversation on strategic HR and innovation. They chose to highlight the exemplary practices of Cirque Du Soleil and I had the pleasure of conducting the interview with Pat Norris, an absolute gem. His experience is nothing short of remarkable. He truly understands how to innovate, as his story makes clear. No wonder Cirque has placed him in a position of leadership. I learned a great deal from Pat.”
To discover more about Norris’ adventures in human resources with Cirque, this article is available for free at http://visionaryleadership.com/docs/Seth-Kahan-CirqueSum12.pdf
About Seth Kahan
Seth Kahan has worked with CEOs and top-level executives in companies that include World Bank, Peace Corps, Royal Dutch Shell as well as over 40 associations and public sector agencies. Kahan's book, Getting Change Right: How Leaders Transform Organizations from the Inside Out, is a business bestseller. He writes online for Fast Company (SethFast.com). His next book, Getting Innovation Right, is due out in March 2013.
For questions or to contact Seth Kahan, visit VisionaryLeadership.com or email Seth@VisionaryLeadership.com.
About HR Certified
HR Certified is a semi-annual publication of HR Certification Institute. The HR Certification Institute (HRCI), established in 1976, is an internationally recognized certifying organization for the human resource profession.
Today, more than 120,000 HR professionals worldwide proudly maintain the HR Certification Institute’s credentials as a mark of high professional distinction. The HR Certification Institute is a global leader in developing rigorous exams to demonstrate mastery and real-world application of forward-thinking HR practices, policies and principles.