On my recent visit to London for the un-conference TRU London, there were many “secret” or unplanned tracks. One that never did take place but got a lot of wordplay was one for the Bald Men of HR. Now, being at an event like that, there are bound to be some balding or bald headed men. I actually think it is quite attractive, but that is a whole different post.
Back to topic- what was joked about was that there are quite a few bald men in HR who are really smart, witty, and engaging.
I don’t know if there is any scientific proof that they have more brain power or influence than their hair adorned counterparts. I do know that those I met and knew certainly fall into the “highly knowledgeable” and “influencing” category. I decided to make the rounds and talk to as many at TRU London as possible. The result?
Well, many interesting and engaging conversations occurred. I also documented my experiment (with help from Jessica Miller Merrill and Maha Akiki). So, here’s a little slideshow of some of the great men I had the fortune to speak with. Included are Geoff Webb (co-founder of TRU London and the host of other TRU events), Andy Headworth, John Ingham, Steve Boese, Jim Stroud, and Alan Whitford.
Click the link below to enjoy the video:
The Bald Men of HR. Did working in HR make them bald? Possible contributor. Trish maybe you should do a Bald Men of HR calendar…lol
Funny! What does it say for the women in HR, I wonder? Can we keep our hair and be smart and witty, with brain power and influence?
If you’re any indication, Trish, the answer is yes!
@Krista- Thanks for such a nice comment. I do hope that the women of HR can keep our hair. Although, I guess I could try to rock the Demi Moore/ GI Jane look if I need to. lol