Speaker Spotlight: Daniel Gandarilla, VP & CLO, Texas Health Resources


This week's Corporate L&D Institute Speaker Spotlight features Daniel Gandarilla, VP & CLO at Texas Health Resources, who will be leading a session on “The Anatomy of Transformation: Texas Health’s Journey to Becoming a High Reliability Organization”.

We had the chance to catch up with Daniel this week to ask him a few questions about his role, his career and his advice for aspiring HR Leaders. This is what he shared with us:

What is the biggest obstacle you’ve faced along your career path?   

At times you feel you are ready to make leap in terms of capability, but each role requires a significant change in your time and skills. Taking the time to learn and reflect while in the midst of trying to start new habits can be difficult and at time has stalled my own development or progress.   

What attributes or personal characteristics do you believe are integral to your role?

A key aspect of success is willingness to listen and to understand what issues are without any judgment and to find people that will disagree with you on topics. These promote beneficial conversations that help to advance a team or organization.

What advice would you give to the next generation of professionals aspiring to become an HR Leader?  

The biggest key to success is trying to do the job of the person above you. Ask for assignments that involve you having to play their role. Then you will better value all the contributions of different areas of a team/department.

Join the discussion and walk away with some actionable insights from the Corporate L&D Institute, September 17th -19th, 2017 at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa in Hilton Head, S.C. Click here to request your invite.