In the Masters of Human Resources program at Rollins College, students are challenged to define and implement leadership in their personal and professional lives. In pursuit of that goal, the current MHR cohort created this video; a compilation of answers to two questions from Rollins College students and faculty, as well as business leaders from large, well known organizations.
Two questions were asked of these individuals:
What is Human Resources Leadership?
In a business world that increasingly values Human Resources and seeks HR’s input in business strategy, what does HR leadership look like? What is required of us as HR leaders? The answers are wide-ranging, but a common thread that runs through this video: strong and authentic character is far more important than any set of skills we are able to learn. We must inspire and invest in the individuals who do our work, so that they are prepared to excel in their positions.
How can future HR leaders create a better tomorrow?
The world is changing more quickly today than it ever has before. Communication happens more rapidly in more ways than used before, necessitating heightened transparency and use of technology to communicate effectively and clearly with employees. Clear and effective communication also gives people the tools they need to excel as a team. Leaders must accept communication well also—receiving feedback as readily as they give it. And all of this must be done in a way that allows for data to be collected, for as Jackie Brito, SPHR shared, “you can’t manage what you can’t measure.”
As Human Resources leaders, we are tasked with leading well, but it can be challenging to understand what that means and implement it in our daily lives. In the end, however, it comes down to acting with integrity, empowering others, measuring and maintaining data, and communicating effectively.
Produced by: Mutaib Alotaibi, Milca Bowie, Catelin Brown, Winston Davis, Charmaine Deglas, Michael Dill, Amelia Fantini, Dilsia Fernandez, Danielle Gal, Laura Headley, Amanda Hendrickson, Liyang Liu, Maria Marquez, Stuart McGilvray, Molly Pruitt, Sarah Stuart, Patrice Tait, Pieter Van Zyl, Joey Vecchione, Chris Whitlock and Garrett Yount.