The role of HR is changing. We, as HR professionals, are continuously being called upon to show up in a leadership capacity. Yet, organizations often do not effectively equip HR with the relevant skills, exposure, and experience to step into the role of Human Resources leaders.
Similar to the cobbler’s children who don’t have shoes, HR is often overlooked in leadership development programs or assumed to know how to lead, given our expertise in advising other business leaders. This, however, is a limiting perspective, as preparing and equipping HR professionals for leading bigger teams and functions requires more investment.