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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 expose’ 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

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Additional Info

Name The 9 Faces of HR: A Disruptor’s Guide to Mastering Innovation and Driving Real Change
SKU 61.19301
Year published 2019
Page count 224
Publisher SHRM
ISBN 9781586445737
Author Kris Dunn
Format Paperback


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