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Welcome to Peopletree Soundbites. A dynamic series of interviews and expert opinions, where the brightest minds in human resources from around the globe converge to bring you fresh perspectives on the value of connecting who counts to what counts.

Featured episodes

Season 1

Episode 1

Traditional challenges to promotion and deployment

Cesar Aguirre, Senior Vice President at American Tower Corporation, describes how a simple change in employees’ perspectives can help to improve the quality of career conversations, and why the concept of “talent marketplaces” can be limiting our ability to build sustainable, and resilient People Ecosystems.

Episode 2

The People Ecosystem paradigm shift in promotion and deployment

Michael Friedman, President of the Friedman Group, discusses how an ecosystem approach can improve the efficiency of promoting and deploying people and explores the role of data analytics and AI in enhancing the employee experience.

Meet our talent architects

Cesar is a senior international human resources executive and strategic business partner, offering a wealth of experience in developing corporate best practices, leading in multicultural environments and designing HR platform programs to leverage business models and achieve corporate objectives.

Cesar AguirreSVP of Human Resources at American Tower Corporation

Michael has a passion for teaching, consulting and coaching both line managers and human resource professionals in organizational design, talent analytics, and succession management. He has over three decades of experience in multiple industries in the US and internationally. He was formerly an executive at a Fortune 500 company and adjunct faculty at Rice University. In addition, he serves as an adviser to numerous Boards of Directors and C-suite executives.

Michael FriedmanPresident of The Friedman Group

Do you want to be our next featured talent architect on the topic of Ecosystem Thinking?


Ecosystem Thinking refers to a holistic approach in talent management and organisational design where all elements – from individual strategies, to external influences – are perceived as interconnected components of a single, dynamic system.


If you’re an HR specialist or a consultant specialising in HR  with a unique perspective on any of the below practice areas, we’d like to hear from you.
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