The Business of Leading HR

In this show Eileen Kunze, Vice President of Human Resources at A-dec Inc., joins us to discuss three important topics:

  • Creating a business led and aligned human resource organization.
  • Developing new leaders.
  • Issues facing women in leadership and crafting a diverse organization.

Eileen has had a long and successful career in human resource leadership. For over 25 years she has made HR a competitive advantage for A-dec. Headquartered in the beautiful Willamette Valley in the picturesque town of Newberg, Oregon, A-dec is a global leader revolutionizing dental equipment since 1964.

I first met Eileen in 2007 doing leadership research in my doctoral program at George Fox University. I was fascinated, at that time, by the advanced thinking she provided in the area of people development, and specifically, in developing emerging leaders. I decided to check back in with her almost a decade later to find that all of her visionary ideas, and then some, had been implemented. As a result of Eileen’s business leadership, A-dec enjoys a comprehensive people development program that uniquely aligns with their business strategies. Eileen and A-dec combine for a text-book case study on how to do HR.

Eileen holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Linfield College, and has completed the Executive Management Program at Stanford University.

We welcome Eileen Kunze to Leaders247.