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The 9 Faces of HR: A Disruptor's Guide to Mastering Innovation and Driving Real Change

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Popular blogger and CHRO Kris Dunn presents a hard, but compelling reality: every HR professional on the planet can be classified as one of 9 Faces based on your career level and your ability to innovate and drive change. The book opens with a behavioral assessment, so readers can quickly identify their own HR Face then reveals career tracks, behavioral markers, ROI, macro-trends driving behavior, and market demand for each face. Which face are you? Which one do you want to be? Whether you're a solo HR pro trying to make your way in the world or an HR leader trying to build a cohesive HR team, this is your no BS playbook to empowering your HR career and elevating our profession.

About the Author

A longtime thought leader with 100+ speaking engagements and the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of two industry-leading blogs The HR Capitalist and Fistful of Talent, Dunn is currently Chief Human Resources Officer for Kinetix, a national RPO/recruiting firm based in Atlanta.

Advance praise for The 9 Faces of HR

"Delivered in the fresh, street-savvy voice of prolific blogger and HR change agent Kris Dunn, 9 Faces is a glorious, in-your-face exposé of the profiles for success or failure in our HR profession. 9 Faces inspires, amuses, even offends at times, but ultimately it equips you with an informed awareness for maximum success, even the most challenging corporate environments". --Doug Dean, CCP, Chief Human Resource Officer, Children's of Alabama

"Like any great artist of our time, Dunn is a master of his medium, effortlessly weaving pop culture and wit to breathe life into a daunting topic with an approachable framework to for HR pros to maximize influence -- and their career. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!“ --Holland Dombeck McCue, Head of Employer Brand, Delta Air Lines

"Insightful, refreshing, motivating and entertaining! I didn't put The 9 Faces of HR down until I read every single page. It's like a walk backwards through your career with a spotlight on the good, bad and ugly. I laughed, blushed and almost cried. It doesn't matter which stage of your career you are in or which of the 9 faces of HR resonates with you, you will emerge from this book with innovative ideas to take you, your team and your organization to the next level". --Allison Cox, SVP Talent Management & Leadership Development, Simmons Bank

"Written in the spirit of empowering our profession, 9 Faces in the most entertaining ways,The 9 Faces of HR forces HR to turn the mirror on ourselves (scary, I know) and identify who we are now, which HR Face we aspire to be, and what skills will make all HR pros viable and valued in the modern workforce". --Dawn Burke, Career VP of HR, Founder of DawnBurkeHR

Additional Info


NameThe 9 Faces of HR: A Disruptor's Guide to Mastering Innovation and Driving Real Change
AuthorKris Dunn
Published Year2019
Page Count224