Here we go again. For years we in human resources have tried to convince everyone around us that we are legitimate leaders. A few of us actually behave that way, or at least are going to die trying. Forget whether or not someone allows you to be influential, you just need to act that way. Right?
HR Still Can’t Figure Itself Out
These former partners are now locked in a very public battle that once and for all will prove to the world that HR is not ready to sit at the grown up table.
Our Track Record Was Already Weak
Oh wait, I’m not sure that any of the other professions pay attention to us any more. We’ve collectively whined and complained for so long they probably tuned us out around the time of Reagan’s second term.
Our years of hiding behind compliance, clinging to a risk averse leadership style, and behaving like second class corporate citizens instead of acting like we are true leaders in our companies has positioned us well for this massive public failure.
I am comfortable putting myself out there…taking risks…and not acting like I need to talk, walk, act, and quote policies like every other HR pro. You can put yourself out there too!
I’d love to hear from you.