To add value to organizations, human resource (HR) professionals must assume the roles of partners, players, and pioneers. Traditionally, many HR teams have not focused on deliverables. However, doing so enables HR to strengthen companies’ competitive positions. In Human Resource Champions, Dave Ulrich discusses how a new agenda is needed for HR practices and HR professionals. He describes how HR teams of the future must address strategy execution, administrative efficiency, employee contribution, and organizations’ capacity for change.