The Way of the HR Warrior

The Way of the HR Warrior

Human Resources has immense power to affect an organization’s bottom line as well as its culture, but it gets a bad rap. In The Way of the HR Warrior  Monica Frede and Keri Ohlrich aim to inspire an HR revolution.

The Way of the HR Warrior is a guide for HR professionals who really care to demonstrate the true power of the HR department to influence business strategy and the bottom line.

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The Way of the HR Warrior
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What people are saying

Dave Ulrich
Rensis Likert Professor, School of Business, University of Michigan
Partner, The RBL Group

Monica and Keri sit on the shoulders of HR Warriors offering thoughtful guidance. They synthesize and offer specific advice for HR professionals to make a difference for people and organizations. Their work is well written, practical, and useful.

Beverly Kaye
Founder, Career Systems International
Co-author of "Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Getting Good People to Stay"

This book will make you smile and probably wince—it considers the good, the bad, and the ugly of HR in a very intriguing and straightforward way. If you’re considering or have already established a career in the field of HR, this is a must-read, and will be used by HR practitioners for a long time.

Kevin Pennington
Former CHRO, Fiserv

If you want a career in HR as a second-class corporate citizen, don’t read this book. Only those that choose to make a difference in driving business performance and want an accelerated HR career need apply. A great framework for what matters to the HR profession.

Katrina S. Rogers, PhD
President, Fielding Graduate University

Ohlrich and Frede make the satisfying business case that when HR is at the table with the C-Suite, the difference in company performance is powerful and successful. This is the book that will improve your performance.

Kevin Oakes
CEO of i4cp

An excellent resource that will motivate you to transform not only your career but your entire organization. Frede and Ohlrich will teach you how to take CHARGE of your inner HR Warrior.

What is an HR Warrior?

An HR Warrior is Courageous, Humble, Accurate, Resilient, Goal-oriented, and Exemplary (CHARGE). Readers will find real-life stories from the authors about how they have applied the CHARGE framework in their own careers and organizations to great effect in their combined 25 years of experience as HR leaders working for small organizations, start-ups, and Fortune 500 companies.

Frede and Ohlrich bring a warm, purposeful, heart-centered toughness to the role of the HR professional that is both instructive and inspiring. Through their CHARGE framework, they share their tough-love approach to developing the core skills needed by HR professionals to become HR Warriors.

In this book, readers will:

  • See the potential impact they can have on their organizations
  • Identify ways to align their efforts with their organization’s business goals
  • Reveal areas for personal growth and professional development using self and workplace assessment tools
  • Be inspired by real stories from the front lines of Human Resources in a variety of work environments

Witty and brutally honest, this book is for anyone who makes HR their business.

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About the Authors



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About Abbracci Group

The Way of the HR Warrior is the first book by Abbracci Group co-founder Keri Ohlrich, and Monica Frede. Keri and Monica worked together in prior roles, and partnered together to create a book that focuses on the HR professional, and their passion to partake in the HR revolution.

Keri co-founded Abbracci Group with Kelly Guenther in 2017 to take their HR expertise to the marketplace, with a mission to provide impactful solutions to companies when it comes to their critical needs. The book is a foundation for the HR Warrior solution, and you can visit the company website to see all that Keri and Kelly are doing for their clients and for the profession.

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