Beyond HR is the pivot point that illuminates the connection between business and HR strategy in a highly transparent, compelling, and pragmatic way. Boudreau and Ramstad make the case very effectively that talentship is indeed a decision science. Ian Ziskin, Corporate Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Administrative Officer, Northrop Grumman Corporation Boudreau and Ramstad present a paradigm shift and a new leadership engine for today s and tomorrow's HR and business leaders. Like Ulrich s HR champions, their sustained research and practical testing has more firmly embedded HR management within top-tier organizational leadership. This major contribution to leadership practice will tangibly improve firms competitive position. Boards should hold chief executives and HR officers accountable to understand and practice the lessons from Beyond HR.