Three Truths and a Lie

In partnership with DisruptHR, TLNT presents some of the best Disrupt presentations from events across North America and now the world. Disrupt talks are modeled on the TEDx concept: Short, to the point talks on all things HR — talent, culture and technology.

In this video, Rebecca Ryan, founder of NEXT Generation Consulting, gives her irreverent perspective on the future of HR. She takes on the notion that workers are “capital” and refutes the accepted HR wisdom that culture begins with the CEO.

“The flavor of the sundae does not begin at the top. The meat in the sandwich is in the middle,” Ryan says, and that happens to be HR leaders. “They set the tone for the corporate culture.”

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