Using strategic evaluation to drive results with Stacey Boyle


Talent Champions with Diana Thomas brings you relevant and engaging discussion focused on issues facing the world of HR and talent development. Your host, Diana Thomas, is a prominent leader in the talent development space, not only as a seasoned talent VP for McDonald’s Corporation, but also as an executive coach and advisor to high-potential leaders.

Talent leaders are challenged to drive business results, and there’s no shortage of measurement tools purported to help you squeeze insights out of your data. Dr. Stacey Boyle, Chief People Planner at Smarter People Planning and Diana’s co-author on Be More Strategic in Business, talks about approaching analytics from the bigger picture view—why are you measuring? What do you want evaluation to help you accomplish?

You can connect with Stacey on LinkedIn or reach out to her on her website.



Resources from Episode 7

Download a template for the Impact Blueprint, a visual tool for aligning talent investments to business strategy.

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About the Author

Diana Thomas

As a proven successful executive, Diana brings decades of experience, expertise and education to her coaching with business executives, teams and learning/talent leaders to increase their impact, inspire committed followership and engagement, and build strong diverse teams that pull together to achieve Winning Results. In addition to coaching, Diana is a partner and trainer with Clean Language for Coaches Resource Center. She is the co-author of the 2018 strategic leadership book, Be More Strategic in Business: How to win through Stronger Leadership and Smarter Decisions. Diana began her career as a McDonald’s restaurant crew member in 1979, and rose to become Vice President of Training, Learning & Development for McDonald’s USA. In this role, she led all aspects of training and development including the restaurant training curriculum at Hamburger University, McDonald’s global training center of excellence.

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