Business and People Strategy and Performance

The HR Doctor: Me-me-me Syndrome

  • May 29, 2019

The HR Doctor series takes a tongue-in-cheek look at some of the common misconceptions, misdiagnoses and diseases that commonly afflict the HR function. They reflect our experience of working in and with HR over the last 25 years. Over the weeks ahead, we’d urge you to honestly diagnose yourself: are you showing any of the symptoms? Should you be applying the cure?

I was at a party recently and met someone I’d never met before. He spent 30 minutes talking about himself. Finally, he stopped, took a breath, and asked me what I thought about him. This is a fundamental issue about HR. HR isn’t about me or about HR, it’s about the business. As someone said

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