HR Mavericks

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Jeffrey Knight

Jeffrey Knight

Jeffrey Knight is a 28-year US Army Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) that retired in 2015 then went into the private sector to continue his professional career. He served in different capacities over the course of his Army career as an Engineer Officer to include Training and Operations, Teaching, and Human Resource roles. His primary expertise lies in Operations, Training, Leadership Development and Human Resources. He is a self-proclaimed ‘normal’ guy that enjoys staying physically fit, listening to heavy metal music, a passion for serving others, and loves talking leadership. He currently lives in Salt Lake City, UT with his wife of 28 years and his three children.

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

Understand your worth and that you matter! This just isn't for HR folks, but everyone. From traditional HR perspective, HR is seen as an enforcer, compliant driven, cold. Don't be that! If an organization, group, team, club demand that you can't be vulnerable, authentic, and transparent - run fast, and run far! True leadership requires all of those, and more!