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Three: The Human Resources Emerging Executive by Ian Ziskin

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CHAPTER 12 Honor HR HeRoes

Lessons Learned on the Playing Field

About seven years ago, I had occasion to write a song, “HR HeRoes,” which was intended to honor the courage, capabilities, and contributions of HR leaders I worked with in my own company as well as peers in the bigger HR community. It expresses my appreciation for being part of a profession I love, surrounded by colleagues I admire and respect.

HR HeRoes

Everybody’s looking right at you

   And then they slowly step away

They’re wondering what you’re gonna do

   And what you’re gonna say

Will you take the bullet?

   Will you bust right in and save the day?

Somebody’s gotta go

   When the truth is brutal

And justice really is the only way

   When courage overcomes the fear ...

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