They Have No Idea
The unknown pressure of leading HR.
The toughest, most confrontational roles.
The most intense issues to address...investigations, harassment, discrimination.
Terminating others. It's not just getting rid of a 'problem'...you just stopped someone from earning money to provide for their family.
The pressure to 'fill the jobs' when we know the leaders bear just as much responsibility to create cultures where their team members feel valued and respected.
The demands to develop an effective team of leaders.
The responsibility to build a positive culture across the entire organization.
The necessity to not only understand HR, but to also fully understand the business, revenue streams, and expense management challenges.
The need to have a comprehensive and competitive compensation program.
The expectation that the organization will remain union-free.
Oh, yes, and make sure all of the parties are fun.
How About You
Did we pull the shortest leadership straw?
We drew this straw because the others can not handle what we can handle.
Take pride in being a leader in HR. Take pride in being a leader in your organization.
Take pride every time you hear "I could never do your job." They're absolutely right. They never could.
I'd love to hear from you.