You’ve heard the buzzwords surrounding becoming a great HR leader.
Get a seat at the table. Get strategic. Know the business. What does it really mean for HR pros in 2020 and beyond?
Kris Dunn just wrote a new book called “The 9 Faces of HR: A Disruptor’s Guide to Mastering Innovation and Driving Real Change” where he pitches a hard, yet compelling reality — that every HR professional on the planet can be classified as one of nine faces.
There are millions of HR pros, but only nine total “faces” or personas. Maximum. Some of these faces know the business, get strategic and find the seat. Others can’t.
The world needs all kinds of people, and Kris took a hard look at the HR landscape and profiled the “9 Faces of HR” pros in existence today. In his book, he tells stories of how people get stuff done and makes comparisons to pop culture icons in our society.
How does the 9-face system work? Kris uses a nine-box model characterized by two non-negotiable factors:
1. The career level and subject matter expertise held by the HR Pro in question and;
2. The HR pro’s capability towards adding real value and driving change in the organizations they serve.
Kris measures people based on factors such as cognitive speed, assertiveness, sensitivity, and detail-orientation. The result? HR pros with the same career experience and subject matter expertise occupy radically different faces. One HR professional can easily be designated a “Judge”, while another HR pro with a similar career level and subject matter expertise is tagged an “Assassin.”
In addition to breaking down each of the 9 Faces of HR, Kris describes the career tracks and behavioral markers for each face. He also outlines macro-trends that are driving the market demand for each face. Finally, he tells you how you might be able to change your persona if you’re assigned to a box that doesn’t feel right to you.
Which face are you? Which one do you want to be? Pick up a copy of “The 9 Faces of HR: A Disruptor’s Guide to Mastering Innovation and Driving Real Change” for yourself or your CHRO. It’s the hottest professional development book for HR pros in 2019. Learn more about the HR pros you love and some of the ones you don’t.