It’s true. I just launched a book and it is doing well. It’s called THE 9 FACES OF HR.
If you like reading The HR Capitalist or Fistful of Talent, you’re going to like the book and you should check it out. Here’s the summary from Amazon for your consideration:
“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.”
I wrote the book because there’s been a clear change in what CEOs, other leaders and even your CHRO/VP of HR is looking for when it comes to HR Pros at every career level. The pace of change has never been faster than it is today, and I’ve seen many of my HR friends hired – and fired – based on the new rules.
Things you’ll get if you read this book:
1–Entertainment – You know there’s going to be snark. I can’t write any other way. As I dig into some serious stuff, there’s going to be some riffs and rants. I’m weaving pop culture through HR-related stories on people like Drake, Elon Musk and the CHRO at Uber, as well as leading every chapter with a related quote from a cast of characters including Lady Gaga, Oprah, Dirty Harry and Kanye. This is a serious book, but I’ll be damned if I’m going to bore you.
2–A better understanding the changing HR marketplace in terms of innovation, change management and adding value. Sh*t’s changing fast for us in the world of HR, I’ve got your back with my model and notes.
3–My model for The 9 Faces of HR is based on a 9-Box grid – You’ll see how career level mixed with cognitive/behavioral dimensions (such as assertiveness, rules orientation, detail orientation, etc.) converge to shape one’s work world-view and determines which face you are.
4–You’ll learn the details/profile on each of the “Nine Faces of HR” and have a blast identifying yourself, as well as thinking about which face the HR pros around you are (the ones you love, the ones you hate and everything in between).
5–Most importantly – You’ll gain awareness of how others around you perceive your HR capability and get ready for change happening around you, regardless of your profile.
At the end of the day, The 9 Faces of HR is a guidebook for your career in the world’s best profession – HR. I love HR so much, I wrote this book to prevent you from getting hurt by the change swirling around us in the business world – and to help you reach your career goals – however ambitious they may be!
Note – someone pinged me looking for non-Amazon options, so here’s a few:
Kris Dunn is a Partner and CHRO at Kinetix, a national RPO firm for growth companies headquartered in Atlanta. He’s also the founder Fistful of Talent (founded in 2008) and The HR Capitalist (2007) – and has written over 70 feature columns at Workforce Management magazine. Prior to his investment at Kinetix, Kris served in HR leadership roles at DAXKO, Charter and Cingular. In his spare time, KD hits the road as a speaker and gives the world what it needs – pop culture references linked to Human Capital street smarts.