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Discover What “The Best” Means to Your People



Cindy Ballard, CHRO  Linkedin URL:


Rosalene Glickman, PhD and Bill Brewer, CCP


Entertainment industry chief human resources executive Cindy Ballard discusses how to discover what “the best” means to your people with hosts, Rosalene Glickman and Bill Brewer.

Optimal Thinking · Discover What “The Best” Means to Your People
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About Cindy Ballard

Cindy Ballard, CHRO

Cindy Ballard is an accomplished Human Resources executive. She leads media companies design, implements and accelerates their transformation and HR strategies. Cindy is currently the CHRO at Streamland Media.

Previously, Cindy partnered closely with ICM Partners’ executive leadership team and was responsible for all facets of HR, including corporate culture, talent performance, planning and development, organizational design, HR analytics, health and welfare benefits, and compensation. She built the HR function from the ground up and was instrumental in advancing the diversity, inclusion and gender equity agendas.

Cindy previously served as Chief Human Resources Officer for Tribune Publishing where she led HR across ten media companies covering 7,000 employees.

Before that, Cindy was Senior Vice President of Global HR for 20th Century Fox where she managed international and domestic activities for the company’s Worldwide Distribution Group, which employs 2,500 employees in more than 31 countries.

Earlier in her career, Cindy served as Senior Vice President of HR for Initiative Media, a global agency and in various leadership capacities with Borders Group, where she also designed and implemented a corporate diversity program.

Cindy recently received the Top Human Resources Executive of Southern California award and The Most Powerful and Influential Woman award from the Diversity Council of Southern California.

Why You Have to Check Out This Podcast

  • Understand why HR leaders need to break norms in order to yield the best results from their people during crises such as the pandemic.
  • Learn how to establish a safe work environment that respects vulnerability.
  • Discover how to create a human connection with each employee and produce optimum employee engagement.
  • Implement deliberate steps to discover what “the best” means to your people.
  • Discover how to be a leader that empowers your people to be their best.
  • Learn why the CHRO is as critical passing through the pandemic as the CFO was passing through the global financial crisis.

One Response to “Discover What “The Best” Means to Your People”

  1. Sam P says:

    I just couldn’t leave your website without recommending this podcast. Cindy Ballard is inspirational with the vulnerabilities of employees. It is clear that she leads by example. I also appreciated Roseline’s comments that combined reality and people optimization in the conversation. I’ll be back to listen to more podcasts.

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