How to be an HR Ninja

100th Post for UpstartHR

When I participated in a collaborative eBook project recently, I really looked forward to seeing the finished result. However, even though it was a relatively short and to the point guide, I had a hard time focusing on all of the different thoughts. With so many great avenues to pursue, I struggled to do well in any of the areas. So I created a short worksheet and used it to draw some useful, actionable, and personalized takesways from the guide.

Then I realized how powerful that could be for others.

So I took the eBook (thanks to Chris for using a Creative Commons license that allows me to spread the content to anyone I choose) and chopped a few of my favorite pieces out, formatted them into lessons, and created a few resources to help you get everything you can out of this free (but VERY valuable) content. Interested? Here’s what you have to do:

  1. Sign up.
  2. Confirm your subscription.
  3. Receive the course introduction.
  4. Read the weekly lessons.
  5. Do the worksheets.
  6. Make an actual change!
  7. Find someone and share the course.

A quick note: some of you may start reading the lessons and think you’ve seen the information before. If you read the Do Amazing Things eBook, you might have seen some of it, but it’s one thing to read something once and another entirely to read, do some critical thinking about integrating the lesson into your own situation, and making a change to potentially better your career or life. Don’t let that put you off.

I can’t make you get something out of this. Nobody can force you to learn and grow. However, if you’re serious about signing up for the free lessons, then go for it, because you won’t regret it.

Sign up for the HR Ninja course

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Ben Eubanks is the Principal Analyst at Lighthouse, developing research and insights for today’s talent leaders and vendor partners. Ben works with vendors from areas across the HCM spectrum, delivering high-quality research, assets, and advisory to support demand generation, sales enablement, customer success, and more. Prior to joining Lighthouse, Ben worked as a research analyst for Brandon Hall Group, focusing on learning, talent acquisition, and talent management. During his tenure, he published more than 100 pieces of research and delivered presentations to executives from some of the largest and most respected organizations in the world. He also has hands-on experience working as an HR executive, leading both strategic and tactical talent practices. He has worked in nonprofit, government contracting, and startup environments. In addition, he runs, a website serving HR and talent leaders that has reached more than 600,000 readers since its inception.


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