HR Mavericks

HR Maverick

Franny Oxford, MA, SPHR

Franny Oxford, MA, SPHR

Franny is a thirty-year HR leader. She sees work as a primary platform for community building and personal growth, and brings her focus on developing herself and others to the forefront of every people-related effort. She thrives in highly VUCA environments of all kinds, including startups, hypergrowth, VC-led projects, and big strategy changes. Franny creates results through helping others see what they're capably of, helping them hold themselves and others accountable to make things happen. When our companies grow, we rise to the occasion and grow with them.

What words of advice and encouragement would you give to someone just starting out in HR?

Don't be passive-aggressive or milquetoast. Say NO more along with the why. Say YES more along with the why. And then listen to their point of view. If your mind is changed, say so. Be bold.