Laurie Ruettimann discusses Great HR: Brave, Bold, Curious and Relatable

Laurie Ruettimann Laurie Ruettimann, Worldwide FOT

I’ve been telling HR professionals to be brave, bold and curious since 2007. I learned that from Oprah, and by now, those words have no meaning.

“Be brave? In human resources? That’s dumb. And bold? Okay, let me be bold about stuff I don’t control. But I am curious about a new job. You got one for me?”

HR people are always so literal.

I would offer that great HR needs people who are brave, bold and curious. But sometimes you got to be you. I was on a hangout with one of my clients, and Roxy popped her head into the video frame. We laughed at my adorable kitten, and I remarked how weird it is to be a forty-year-old mother of a kitten. It seems harder than I remember.

Read the whole post over at Laurie Ruettimann (an FOT contributor blog).