List books in category Business & Investing / Human Resources & Personnel Management

  • HR Disrupted: It s time for something different

    HR Disrupted: It’s time for something different
    Lucy Adams

    HR has lost its way and needs to find a new direction. The central question this book sets out to answer is: if we are to survive and thrive in this new, volatile business world, how do we lead, manage, engage and support our employees in a radically different way? HR departments, and companies, need to transform their approach. This entails not simply tinkering with the process or the mechanics, but taking a completely fresh look at the entire scenario. It’s the difference between spending hours deciding how many grades there should be in an employee grading system, and asking if grading people actually increases their ability to perform better in the first place. To achieve this change, Disruptive HR has three pillars: 1. Treating employees as adults not children 2. Treating employees as consumers or customers (not a one-size-fits-all approach) 3. Treating employees as human beings EACH: Employees as Adults, Consumers and Human beings. (Each of us is different, each of us deserves better.) So what happens when you read this book? First, there’s the lightbulb moment: ‘I do that and I hadn’t even realised it’. Then you’ll see what this means for you and your organisation, with practical tools, ideas and techniques so you can start making changes immediately. And finally, the hard bit: this book will help you introduce this new thinking to others in your business.

  • Managing Virtual Teams

    Managing Virtual Teams
    Silvester Ivanaj

    The book Managing Virtual Teams, explores the critical elements that must be considered in managing virtual teams in organizations – from structural, managerial, and process points-of-view. Based in solid research, the book provides a deep look at the nature of virtual teams and the factors that enable their success. It lays out in clear detail the key characteristics of virtual teams and traces their emergence within organizations and the research literature. It makes a valuable contribution with clear guidelines for managerial practice – both to researchers interested in learning about virtual teams and to managers and organizations dealing with the challenges of managing virtual teams.

  • The A Player: The Definitive Playbook and Guide for Employees and Leaders Who Want to Play and Perform at the Highest Level

    The A Player: The Definitive Playbook and Guide for Employees and Leaders Who Want to Play and Perform at the Highest Level
    Rick Crossland

    Nothing is more important to your success than the quality of your team. In fact, they go hand in hand. Whether you are a CEO, senior executive, manager or an employee looking to raise his or her performance, "The A Player" is packed with proven strategies to get you to A Player status. Businesses filled with A Players are not only more profitable and able to share in that prosperity, but those A Players are happier and lead more purpose-filled lives as well. "The A Player" will teach everyone on your team the required steps to achieve and sustain A Player performance and lead the charge in creating remarkable steps both personally and professionally.

  • Employee Surveys That Work: Improving Design, Use, and Organizational Impact

    Employee Surveys That Work: Improving Design, Use, and Organizational Impact
    Alec Levenson

    Poorly designed employee surveys frustrate participants, analysts, and executives and can end up doing more harm than good. Alec Levenson offers sensible, practical ways to make them more useful and accurate and counters a number of unhelpful but common practices. He provides specific advice for ensuring that the purpose and desired outcomes of surveys are clear, the questions are designed to provide the most relevant and accurate data, and the results are actionable. He also looks at a wealth of specific issues, such as the best benchmarking practices, the benefits of multivariate modeling for analyzing results, the linking of survey data with performance data, the best ways to measure employee engagement, the pros and cons of respondent anonymity, and much more.

  • Strategic Business Partner: Aligning People Strategies with Business Goals

    Strategic Business Partner: Aligning People Strategies with Business Goals
    Dana Gaines Robinson

    Research clearly indicates that there is a strong need for the Human Resources (HR) function, and the people in it, to adopt a more strategic and business-linked approach. In one study business executives ranked the HR function as third, after sales and customer service, as a function that makes a very significant contribution to a company's bottom line.Unfortunately research also indicates that few HR functions have become strategic. Most still operate in a primarily administrative and tactical manner—the very work that is increasingly being outsourced. Clearly there is a gap between what business leaders and employees need from their HR departments and what HR is providing.HR functions must become more integrated into the business, with some people on the HR team assuming the role of Strategic Business Partner (SBP). Here, Dana and Jim Robinson offer guidance for HR, Organization Development and Learning professionals who aspire to transform themselves into effective Strategic Business Partners. They explain how SBPs build partnerships, based upon credibility and trust, with key organization leaders. These partnerships provide SBPs with opportunities to identify and support projects directly aligned with business goals. The success of these projects deepens the SBPs' credibility, enabling them to be viewed as strategic partners. At this higher level of accountability, SBPs work with business leaders to form long-range business strategies and plans, creating and implementing people initiatives that link into and support the business strategies and plans.This practical guide offers case studies, exercises, tips, and tools you can use to become a Strategic Business Partner in your organization.

  • PHR/SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition: Edition 2

    PHR/SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition: Edition 2
    William H. Truesdell

    Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Fully updated coverage of every topic on the 2018 versions of the PHR and SPHR exams Get complete coverage of the HR Certification Institute’s Professional and Senior Professional in Human Resources bodies of knowledge inside this comprehensive resource. Written by HR experts, this authoritative guide fully addresses the core knowledge and responsibilities necessary for the implementation and management of HR practices. You’ll find chapter reviews, “In-the-Trenches” sidebars featuring HR experts’ real-world experiences and sage advice, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass the PHR and SPHR exams with ease, this definitive volume also serves as an essential on-the-job reference. Covers all PHR and SPHR functional areas, including: •Business Management •Leadership and Strategy•Talent Planning and Acquisition •Learning and Development •Total Rewards •Employee and Labor Relations Electronic content includes: •350 practice exam questions•Test engine that provides full-length practice exams and customized quizzes by exam topic

  • Who: The A Method for Hiring

    Who: The A Method for Hiring
    Geoff Smart

    In this instant New York Times Bestseller, Geoff Smart and Randy Street provide a simple, practical, and effective solution to what The Economist calls “the single biggest problem in business today”: unsuccessful hiring. The average hiring mistake costs a company $1.5 million or more a year and countless wasted hours. This statistic becomes even more startling when you consider that the typical hiring success rate of managers is only 50 percent. The silver lining is that “who” problems are easily preventable. Based on more than 1,300 hours of interviews with more than 20 billionaires and 300 CEOs, Who presents Smart and Street’s A Method for Hiring. Refined through the largest research study of its kind ever undertaken, the A Method stresses fundamental elements that anyone can implement–and it has a 90 percent success rate.Whether you’re a member of a board of directors looking for a new CEO, the owner of a small business searching for the right people to make your company grow, or a parent in need of a new babysitter, it’s all about Who. Inside you’ll learn how to• avoid common “voodoo hiring” methods• define the outcomes you seek• generate a flow of A Players to your team–by implementing the #1 tactic used by successful businesspeople• ask the right interview questions to dramatically improve your ability to quickly distinguish an A Player from a B or C candidate• attract the person you want to hire, by emphasizing the points the candidate cares about mostIn business, you are who you hire. In Who, Geoff Smart and Randy Street offer simple, easy-to-follow steps that will put the right people in place for optimal success.

  • 42 SELF-AFFIRMATIONS TO BUILD YOUR SELF-CONFIDENCE!: Build the Super Foundation of your self-confidence with easy & simple self-affirmations!

    42 SELF-AFFIRMATIONS TO BUILD YOUR SELF-CONFIDENCE!: Build the Super Foundation of your self-confidence with easy & simple self-affirmations!
    Birister Sharma

    “If you’ve self-confidence, you can do anything in your life; you can achieve anything in your life. The whole world is yours. Nothing is impossible for you.”Are you wanted to improve your self-confidence and want to achieve grand success in your life?If your answer is big ‘YES’, then I urge you to read this book.START NOW, and build the super foundation of your self-confidence within you and achieve your cherish goal.What you can gain from this book: * Increase your self-confidence. * Improve your self-image. * Enrich your self-esteem. * Boast up your low morals. * Wear out your weak points. * Realize you your strengths and calibers. * Build your self-believe. * Transform your personality. * Help you to re-discover your hidden potential. * Guide you as a true mentor in your success path. The book contains 42 small inspiring chapters:Chapter-1 Prepare YourselfChapter-2 Research YourselfChapter-3 Know yourself betterChapter-4 Improve yourself everydayChapter-5 Do your homeworkChapter-6 Belief in yourselfChapter-7 Give your hundred percentChapter-8 Stick to your aims and objectivesChapter-9 Learn from your mistakesChapter-10 Be punctual in your workChapter-11 Never leave anything half doneChapter-12 Be a good readerChapter-13 Be a good observerChapter-14 Be a good listenerChapter-15 Be practicalChapter-16 Ready to face every challengeChapter-17 Accept your failuresChapter-18 Nothing is permanent in this worldChapter-19 Never expect too muchChapter-20 Do your bestChapter-21 Never fear for any resultChapter-22 Value your timeChapter-23 Keep yourself cool and calmChapter-24 Be a good judgeChapter-25 Always be positiveChapter-26 Be optimisticChapter-27 Never looking backChapter-28 Begin your day with fresh mindChapter-29 Stop comparison with othersChapter-30 Accept criticism as a disguise blessingChapter-31 Never run behind successChapter-32 Believe in your excellenceChapter-33 Nobody is perfect in this worldChapter-34 Be satisfied with yourselfChapter-35 Motivate yourself and motivate othersChapter-36 Always be responsibleChapter-37 Learn to take some risk with precautionsChapter-38 Don’t try to do too many thingsChapter-39 Try to giveChapter-40 Stop worrying and start livingChapter 41 Never give upChapter 42 You’re unique Every day Motivation Follow @ https://www.instagram.com/birister/Motivate Yourself!A Youtube Motivational [email protected] https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxWJytLZQm95o0OwwSuBpdwStudentViewPageOnline e-magazine for all…to improve your personal growth, personal development and self-motivation.Visit @ https://studentviewpage.blogspot.com/

  • Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives

    Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives
    Howard J. Ross

    If you are human, you are biased. From this fundamental truth, diversity expert Howard Ross explores the biases we each carry within us. Most people do not see themselves as biased towards people of different races or different genders. And yet in virtually every area of modern life disparities remain. Even in corporate America, which has for the most part embraced the idea of diversity as a mainstream idea, patterns of disparity remain rampant. Why?Breakthroughs in the cognitive and neurosciences give some idea why our results seem inconsistent with our intentions. Bias is natural to the human mind, a survival mechanism that is fundamental to our identity. And overwhelmingly it is unconscious. Incorporating anecdotes from today’s headlines alongside case studies from over 30 years as a nationally prominent diversity consultant, Ross help readers understand how unconscious bias impacts our day-to-day lives and particularly our daily work lives. And, he answers the question: “Is there anything we can do about it?” by providing examples of behaviors that the reader can engage in to disengage the impact of their own biases. With an added appendix that includes lessons for handling conflict and bias in the workplace, this book offers an invaluable resource for a broad audience, from individuals seeking to understand and confront their own biases to human resource professionals and business leaders determined to create more bias-conscious organizations in the belief that productivity, personal happiness, and social growth are possible if we first understand the widespread and powerful nature of the biases we don’t realize we have.

  • 8 Steps to High Performance: Focus On What You Can Change (Ignore the Rest)

    8 Steps to High Performance: Focus On What You Can Change (Ignore the Rest)
    Marc Effron

    What Really WorksThere's no shortage of advice out there on how to perform better, and better than others, at work. The problem is knowing which methods are actually proven to work–and how you should act on them to get the best results.In 8 Steps to High Performance, talent expert and bestselling author Marc Effron cuts through the noise with his signature "science-based simplicity" approach to identify what matters most and show you how to optimally apply your time and effort to boost your performance. It turns out that higher performance comes from doing many things well–but some of those things are not in your power to change. Effron reveals the eight key factors you do control and practical steps for improving yourself on each one. You’ll learn:How to set goals that create higher performanceWhich behaviors predict higher performance in different situationsHow to quickly develop the most important capabilitiesWho to connect with and whyHow to understand and adapt to your company's strategyWhy you sometimes shouldn’t be the "genuine" youHow to best manage your body to sustain your performanceHow to avoid management fads that distract you from high performanceResearch-based, practical, and filled with self-assessments, tools, and templates to support your performance goals at work, this short, powerful book will help you and anyone on your team deliver outstanding results.

  • Team of Teams by General Stanley McChrystal | Key Takeaways & Analysis: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

    Team of Teams by General Stanley McChrystal | Key Takeaways & Analysis: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World
    Instaread

    Team of Teams by General Stanley McChrystal | Key Takeaways & Analysis Preview: Team of Teams by General Stanley McChrystal is an examination of the process he began of restructuring the Joint Special Operations Command management style, from a rigid command structure to a cooperative team comprised of smaller specialized teams. While fighting Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), General McChrystal noted how the United States and coalition militaries were efficient war-fighting machines, but they were not adaptable or effective against the seemingly disordered AQI. In 2005, after a particularly destructive terrorist attack at the opening of a sewage plant near Baghdad, McChrystal began considering whether the efficient structure was actually hindering the counterinsurgency, preventing them from responding to threats in real time and delaying the capture of AQI leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Modern military management originated at the 1900 World's Fair, when Frederick Winslow Taylor revealed his work in steel production efficiency. Taylor believed that there is a right way to do any given thing… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Key Takeaways & Analysis of Team of Teams • Overview of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Key Takeaways and Analysis of Key Takeaways

  • Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos

    Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos
    Heidi K. Gardner

    A Washington Post BestsellerNot all collaboration is smart. Make sure you do it right.Professional service firms face a serious challenge. Their clients increasingly need them to solve complex problems—everything from regulatory compliance to cybersecurity, the kinds of problems that only teams of multidisciplinary experts can tackle.Yet most firms have carved up their highly specialized, professional experts into narrowly defined practice areas, and collaborating across these silos is often messy, risky, and expensive. Unless you know why you’re collaborating and how to do it effectively, it may not be smart at all. That’s especially true for partners who have built their reputations and client rosters independently, not by working with peers.In Smart Collaboration, Heidi K. Gardner shows that firms earn higher margins, inspire greater client loyalty, attract and retain the best talent, and gain a competitive edge when specialists collaborate across functional boundaries. Gardner, a former McKinsey consultant and Harvard Business School professor now lecturing at Harvard Law School, has spent over a decade conducting in-depth studies of numerous global professional service firms. Her research with clients and the empirical results of her studies demonstrate clearly and convincingly that collaboration pays, for both professionals and their firms.But Gardner also offers powerful prescriptions for how leaders can foster collaboration, move to higher-margin work, increase client satisfaction, improve lateral hiring, decrease enterprise risk, engage workers to contribute their utmost, break down silos, and boost their bottom line.With case studies and real-world insights, Smart Collaboration delivers an authoritative case for the value of collaboration to today’s professionals, their firms, and their clients and shows you exactly how to achieve it.

  • The First 90 Days with Harvard Business Review article How Managers Become Leaders (2 Items)

    The First 90 Days with Harvard Business Review article “How Managers Become Leaders” (2 Items)
    Michael D. Watkins

    This Harvard Business Review collection, featuring the work of celebrated author and advisor Michael D. Watkins on leadership transitions, includes the international bestseller The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded as well as the 2012 Harvard Business Review article, “How Managers Become Leaders.”

  • The Art of Managing Professional Services: Insights from Leaders of the World s Top Firms

    The Art of Managing Professional Services: Insights from Leaders of the World’s Top Firms
    Maureen Broderick

    Today, millions of people work at over one million professional service firms generating over $2 trillion in revenue annually. These firms face unique issues that are not fully understood by management thinkers and consultants. Making matters more complex is that many of these firms stand at a crossroads, searching for new strategies and practices to succeed in a radically new economy. In The Art of Managing Professional Services, Maureen Broderick offers the solution. Broderick has brought together modern best practices for these and other crucial areas of professional services management: · Building, communicating, and maintaining shared vision, values, and culture · Recruiting, training, and evaluating people · Crafting the right strategies, portfolio, and mix of clients · Innovating and sharing knowledge · Financial planning, metrics, and reporting · Positioning: brand, marketing, and sales · Defining effective partnerships: equity, selection, and compensation · Ensuring responsibility and accountability · Organizational design, structure, governance, and systems · Leading effectively, and growing the next generation of leaders This book reflects Broderick & Co.'s unparalleled research into professional services management, including 200+ executive interviews with leaders and innovators in organizations of all sizes and types.

  • Human Resources Kit For Dummies: Edition 3

    Human Resources Kit For Dummies: Edition 3
    Max Messmer

    Align HR practices with your objectives and keep your company competitive A company's ability to grow and stay on top of customer demand has always depended heavily on the quality of its people. Now, more than ever, businesses recognize that finding (and keeping) a highly skilled and motivated workforce is pivotal to success. Maybe you're a business owner and your company is growing, or you're an employee at a small- to midsize-company and management has asked you to take on some—or all—of their HR functions. Either way, knowing how to set up and implement successful HR practices (not to mention navigating the legal minefields in today's increasingly regulated environment) can be tricky. Human Resources Kit For Dummies is your one-stop resource for learning the nuts and bolts of HR. It gives you forms and templates that you can put to immediate and productive use. New information on anti-discrimination legislation; measuring performance; hiring, firing, and retaining employees; and training and development plans The latest info on online and social media policies Updated forms and contracts, from job application forms and sample employee policies to performance appraisals and benefit plan worksheets If you're currently working in Human Resources or are responsible for employees in your business, the tools presented here help you maximize the effectiveness of your own HR program.

  • Managing Employee Performance and Reward: Concepts, Practices, Strategies, Edition 2

    Managing Employee Performance and Reward: Concepts, Practices, Strategies, Edition 2
    John Shields

    Now in its second edition, Managing Employee Performance and Reward continues to offer comprehensive coverage of employee performance and reward, presenting the material in a conceptually integrated way. This new edition has been substantially updated and revised by a team of specialist contributors, and includes: • An increased focus on employee engagement and the alignment between the organisation's goals and the personal goals of employees • Expanded coverage of coaching, now a leading-edge performance enhancement practice • Extensive updates reflecting the major changes in employee benefits in recent years, as organisations strive to attract and retain talent • Updated coverage of executive salaries and incentives in the contemporary post-GFC environment. This popular text is an indispensable resource for both students and managers alike. Written for a global readership, the book will continue to have particular appeal to those studying and practising people management in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

    Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life
    Spencer Johnson

    THE #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER WITH OVER 28 MILLION COPIES IN PRINT!A timeless business classic, Who Moved My Cheese? uses a simple parable to reveal profound truths about dealing with change so that you can enjoy less stress and more success in your work and in your life.It would be all so easy if you had a map to the Maze.If the same old routines worked.If they'd just stop moving "The Cheese."But things keep changing…Most people are fearful of change, both personal and professional, because they don't have any control over how or when it happens to them. Since change happens either to the individual or by the individual, Dr. Spencer Johnson, the coauthor of the multimillion bestseller The One Minute Manager, uses a deceptively simple story to show that when it comes to living in a rapidly changing world, what matters most is your attitude.Exploring a simple way to take the fear and anxiety out of managing the future, Who Moved My Cheese? can help you discover how to anticipate, acknowledge, and accept change in order to have a positive impact on your job, your relationships, and every aspect of your life.

  • Transgender Employees in the Workplace: A Guide for Employers

    Transgender Employees in the Workplace: A Guide for Employers
    Jennie Kermode

    Respect and understanding between colleagues is essential in any healthy, productive, equal-opportunities workplace. But as an employer, are you aware of the specific needs of transgender employees and applicants?This concise volume is the essential introduction for any employer on how to work effectively and respectfully with transgender employees, without asking the employee inappropriate or personal questions. In simple terms, it explains what it means to be transgender, the common challenges transgender people experience, and how you can best support transgender employees in their roles, and in their relationships with colleagues and clients.The book clarifies employers' legal responsibilities towards employees, offers practical solutions to bullying, and provides information on health and safety as well as medical issues such as surgeries and hormone therapy. The glossary of terms elucidates the finer points, such as the correct language to use with the employee, and the crucial differences between transgender identities, including gender variant and non-binary. By improving professional relationships company-wide and promoting your employees' wellbeing, this book will ultimately assist you in building a happier and higher-performing work force.

  • The CEO’s Secret Weapon: How Great Leaders and Their Assistants Maximize Productivity and Effectiveness

    The CEO’s Secret Weapon: How Great Leaders and Their Assistants Maximize Productivity and Effectiveness
    Jan Jones

    Many executives don't take full advantage of the assistant who sits right outside their door. This book educates executives about all the ways in which they can streamline and improve the way they work with the help of a great assistant, while teaching them to identify great candidates and maximize the benefits of this special relationship.

  • The Insightful Leader: Find Your Leadership Superpowers, Crush Limiting Beliefs, and Abolish Self-Sabotaging Behaviors

    The Insightful Leader: Find Your Leadership Superpowers, Crush Limiting Beliefs, and Abolish Self-Sabotaging Behaviors
    Carlann Fergusson

    Traditional leadership coaching asks leaders to substitute ineffective behaviors with alternatives, without addressing the underlying internal beliefs that reinforce the old behaviors. After months of successfully trying to change, a leader may suddenly face stressors at work—a looming deadline or a difficult negotiation—that trigger counterproductive behavior, resulting in guilt, shame, and frustration. The Insightful Leader first helps readers to recognize ineffective behaviors that may be connected to one or more of ten "superpowers," or overused strengths. Readers embark on a step-by-step process, identifying their superpowers and understanding the strengths of these superpowers as well as when their overuse may cause them to be perceived as egotistical or manipulative. Having deepened their understanding of their superpowers, leaders then use them as a catalyst to discover adversity they may have faced in their past. The book guides them to uncover survival beliefs held over from these experiences and to reprogram them such that they no longer trigger self-destructive habits but instead focus on recent successes. Finally, tips are provided to help leaders to successfully sustain this transformation.

  • Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization

    Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization
    Dave Logan

    “Tribal Leadership gives amazingly insightful perspective on how people interact and succeed. I learned about myself and learned lessons I will carry with me and reflect on for the rest of my life.”—John W. Fanning, Founding Chairman and CEO napster Inc.“An unusually nuanced view of high-performance cultures.” —Inc.Within each corporation are anywhere from a few to hundreds of separate tribes. In Tribal Leadership, Dave Logan, John King, and Halee Fischer-Wright demonstrate how these tribes develop—and show you how to assess them and lead them to maximize productivity and growth. A business management book like no other, Tribal Leadership is an essential tool to help managers and business leaders take better control of their organizations by utilizing the unique characteristics of the tribes that exist within.

  • Mindfulness in Organizations: Foundations, Research, and Applications

    Mindfulness in Organizations: Foundations, Research, and Applications
    Jochen Reb

    Mindfulness techniques, having long played an important role in contemplative traditions around the world, are now recognized as having the potential to transform workplaces. As interest in the role of mindfulness in organizational settings continues to increase, this timely book fills a gap in the literature by providing an overview of the latest theoretical and empirical research on workplace mindfulness. It brings together world-leading scholars to explore the foundations, key discussions, diversity of approaches, and applications of mindfulness in organizations. It acts as a catalyst for future research on the topic by suggesting research directions and stimulating organizational researchers to embark on new projects involving mindfulness. Furthermore, it provides valuable ideas for implementing mindfulness programs in organizations, for teaching mindfulness in business contexts, and for coaching with mindfulness. This must-read book will appeal to researchers and professionals in the fields of organizational behavior, organizational psychology and employee well-being.

  • Why Are We So Different?: Your Guide to the 16 Personality Types

    Why Are We So Different?: Your Guide to the 16 Personality Types
    Jaroslaw Jankowski

    Why are we so very different from one another? Why do we organise our lives in such disparate ways? Why are our modes of assimilating information so varied? Why are our approaches to decision-making so diverse? Why are our forms of relaxing and ‘recharging our batteries’ so dissimilar?‘Your Guide to the ID16 Personality Types’ will help you to understand both yourselves and other people better. It will aid you not only in avoiding any number of traps, but also in making the most of your personal potential, as well as in taking the right decisions about your education and career and in building healthy relationships with others.The book contains the ID16 Personality Test, which will enable you to determine your own personality type. It also offers a comprehensive description of each of the sixteen types. As you explore it, you will find the answer to a number of crucial questions:* How do the people who fall within a particular personality type think and what do they feel? How do they make decisions? How do they solve problems? What makes them anxious? What do they fear? What irritates them?* Which personality types are they happy to encounter on their road through life and which ones do they avoid? What kind of friends, life partners and parents do they make? How are they perceived by others?* What are their vocational predispositions? What sort of work environments allow them to function most effectively? Which careers best suit their personality type?* What are their strengths and what do they need to work on? How can they make the most of their potential and avoid pitfalls?* Which famous people fall within a particular personality type?* Which nation displays the most features characteristic of a given typeID16 is a personality typology which draws on the theory developed by Carl Gustav Jung. Typologies formulated on the basis of Jung’s theory are widely used in teaching, training, coaching and human resource management, as well as in career and relationship counselling. They also form a basis for numerous programmes supporting personal development and improving interpersonal relationships. The majority of global businesses employ Jungian personality tests as a standard tool in their recruitment procedures and vocational development processes.Keywords: Personality Type, Administrator, ESTJ, Advocate, ESFJ, Animator, ESTP, Artist, Counsellor, ENFJ, Director, Enthusiast, ENFP, Idealist, INFP, Innovator, ENTP, Inspector, ISTJ, Logician, INTP. Mentor, INFJ, Practitioner, ISTP, Presenter, ESFP, Protector, ISFJ, Strategist, INTJ, Myers Briggs, MBTI, Jung, C.G. Jung, psychology, psychological tests, personality test, ID16, FIRO-B, Socionics, ipersonic, Keirey, KTS, Enneagram, personality, relationship, different personalities

  • A Practical Guide to Needs Assessment: Edition 3

    A Practical Guide to Needs Assessment: Edition 3
    Catherine M. Sleezer

    A Practical Guide to Needs Assessment, Third Edition For fifteen years, A Practical Guide to Needs Assessment has been the go-to text for those who are seeking useful, systematic approaches to needs assessment. Needs assessment is the first step in training, performance improvement, and community development projects. This thoroughly revised and updated edition contains a treasury of resources including a toolkit of ready-to-use templates and job aids that you can customize for your own use. Illustrative case studies and tips show how to assess needs for individuals, teams, organizations, government agencies, and communities. This book combines a how-to text and reference tool for trainers, performance improvement professionals, and students. Managers and community leaders use it to get to the root of their learning and performance problems, make effective decisions, and obtain support for their most pressing issues. Updates to the third edition include: Links to online resources, including a needs assessment book that you can download for free, ethical guidelines, and vendors who assess individual, group and organizational needs. A new chapter on the complex needs assessment approach with new toolkit forms. A summary of the recent advances in our knowledge about learning, training, and performance that you can use to quickly prepare for client meetings. Guidelines on workforce surveys, such as employee engagement surveys. An Instructor’s Guide that contains discussion questions, assessments materials, and new exercises for each chapter. You can use this book to quickly access up-to-date information on the fundamentals of needs assessment including current models, theories, and resources. You can also learn how to manage and report a needs assessment project and access professional ethical guidelines. Learn five approaches to needs assessment: knowledge and skills analysis, job and task analysis, competency-based needs assessment, strategic needs assessment, and complex needs assessment.

  • How Performance Management Is Killing Performance—and What to Do About It: Rethink, Redesign, Reboot

    How Performance Management Is Killing Performance—and What to Do About It: Rethink, Redesign, Reboot
    M. Tamra Chandler

    Rethink, Redesign, Reboot.Most people associate performance management with the annual review, which is universally dreaded by employees, management, and HR professionals alike. It's a cookie-cutter, fear-based, top-down approach that emphasizes negatives over positives and stifles healthy career conversations. It's never been shown to motivate anyone to do anything but try to avoid it, but nobody feels like they have any alternative. Tamra Chandler has one—and it works. Actually, Chandler doesn't offer a single alternative—she offers an infinite number of them. Each organization that uses her Performance Management Reboot is able to develop its own unique version since it doesn't make a lot of sense for organizations with different cultures, in different industries and sectors, to do things exactly the same way. Grounded in the latest scientific findings about motivation, it's a transparent, employee-driven process that values collaboration over competition and rewards people for acquiring new skills and increasing their contribution instead of hitting arbitrary benchmarks. Chandler lays out the general principles and then walks you through each step in creating a performance management process that employees will actually embrace rather than avoid and that will help you meet the three objectives of great performance management: developing your people, rewarding them equitably, and driving your organization's performance. It's the first comprehensive, step-by-step guide to creating a performance management solution that's tailored to your organization's needs and goals and that places the emphasis squarely on your greatest asset: your people.

  • The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World s Greatest Manufacturer

    The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World’s Greatest Manufacturer
    Jeffrey K. Liker

    How to speed up business processes, improve quality, and cut costs in any industry In factories around the world, Toyota consistently makes the highest-quality cars with the fewest defects of any competing manufacturer, while using fewer man-hours, less on-hand inventory, and half the floor space of its competitors. The Toyota Way is the first book for a general audience that explains the management principles and business philosophy behind Toyota's worldwide reputation for quality and reliability. Complete with profiles of organizations that have successfully adopted Toyota's principles, this book shows managers in every industry how to improve business processes by: Eliminating wasted time and resources Building quality into workplace systems Finding low-cost but reliable alternatives to expensive new technology Producing in small quantities Turning every employee into a qualitycontrol inspector

  • The Talent Delusion: Why Data, Not Intuition, Is the Key to Unlocking Human Potential

    The Talent Delusion: Why Data, Not Intuition, Is the Key to Unlocking Human Potential
    Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

    'This book shows how to find, attract, develop, motivate, and retain stars. It's full of evidence and provocative ideas to help every talent leader' Dr Adam Grant, Wharton Professor, New York Times bestselling author, Originals and Give and Take'This is the book I want to hand every manager I've ever worked with . . . Every chapter is filled with quotes, findings, and ideas that I want to post on Twitter and share with the world' Dr. Todd Carlisle, VP of HR, Twitter WHY THE SCIENCE OF PEOPLE IS YOUR KEY WEAPON IN THE WAR FOR TALENTAll organisations have problems, and they nearly always concern people: how to manage them; whom to hire, fire or promote; and how to motivate, develop and retain high potential employees. Psychology, the main science for understanding people, should be a pivotal tool for solving these problems – yet most companies play it by ear, and billions of dollars are wasted on futile interventions to attract and retain the right people for key roles.Bridging the gap between the psychological science of talent and common real-world talent practices, The Talent Delusion aims to educate HR practitioners and leaders on how to measure, predict and manage talent. It will provide readers with data-driven solution to the common problems around employee selection, development and engagement; how to define and evaluate talent; how to detect and inhibit toxic employee behaviours; and how to identify and harness leadership potential.

  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

    The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    Instaread

    The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review Preview:Patrick Lencioni’s The Five Dysfunctions of a Team is about the reasons teams fail to work together for the collective good of an organization and ways to overcome these problems… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team:Overview of the bookImportant PeopleKey TakeawaysAnalysis of Key Takeaways

  • The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues

    The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues
    Patrick M. Lencioni

    In his classic book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni laid out a groundbreaking approach for tackling the perilous group behaviors that destroy teamwork. Here he turns his focus to the individual, revealing the three indispensable virtues of an ideal team player. In The Ideal Team Player, Lencioni tells the story of Jeff Shanley, a leader desperate to save his uncle’s company by restoring its cultural commitment to teamwork. Jeff must crack the code on the virtues that real team players possess, and then build a culture of hiring and development around those virtues. Beyond the fable, Lencioni presents a practical framework and actionable tools for identifying, hiring, and developing ideal team players. Whether you’re a leader trying to create a culture around teamwork, a staffing professional looking to hire real team players, or a team player wanting to improve yourself, this book will prove to be as useful as it is compelling.

  • The Manager s Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change

    The Manager’s Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change
    Camille Fournier

    Managing people is difficult wherever you work. But in the tech industry, where management is also a technical discipline, the learning curve can be brutal—especially when there are few tools, texts, and frameworks to help you. In this practical guide, author Camille Fournier (tech lead turned CTO) takes you through each stage in the journey from engineer to technical manager.From mentoring interns to working with senior staff, you’ll get actionable advice for approaching various obstacles in your path. This book is ideal whether you’re a new manager, a mentor, or a more experienced leader looking for fresh advice. Pick up this book and learn how to become a better manager and leader in your organization.Begin by exploring what you expect from a managerUnderstand what it takes to be a good mentor, and a good tech leadLearn how to manage individual members while remaining focused on the entire teamUnderstand how to manage yourself and avoid common pitfalls that challenge many leadersManage multiple teams and learn how to manage managersLearn how to build and bootstrap a unifying culture in teams

  • Reinventing Talent Management: Principles and Practices for the New World of Work

    Reinventing Talent Management: Principles and Practices for the New World of Work
    Edward E. Lawler

    In this book, preeminent organizational scholar Edward Lawler identifies a comprehensive and integrated set of talent management practices that fit today's rapidly evolving workplace.The world of work has changed dramatically, says Lawler. Organizations now operate in a global environment. New technologies continue to disrupt how, when, and where work is done and should be managed. The workforce is becoming more diverse. Sustainability has joined profitability as a key business goal. All of this has dramatically accelerated the pace of change, making recruiting the best talent—not simply filling positions—an overriding concern. But too many organizations still use a job-based, bureaucratic talent management approach that doesn't take into account how the world has changed. Indeed, a recent study showed that from 1995 to 2016, there was no significant change in the way HR spends its time.Lawler says that talent management has to be reinvented. It needs to be closely linked to the organization's overall strategy. Recruitment and talent management should be driven by the skills and competencies the organization needs for long-term growth. This means talent management requires agile systems that can respond quickly to changing conditions and that take a more individualized approach to evaluating and rewarding performance. And everything talent management does has to be based on evidence, not tradition. Lawler looks at attracting, selecting, developing, rewarding, managing, and organizing talent through this new lens. In today's world, organizations have to constantly reinvent themselves—and talent management must do the same.

  • 2600 Phrases for Effective Performance Reviews: Ready-to-Use Words and Phrases That Really Get Results

    2600 Phrases for Effective Performance Reviews: Ready-to-Use Words and Phrases That Really Get Results
    Paul Falcone

    Whether you're an HRprofessional or a manager, chances are there's one task you really dislike: giving performance reviews. Even if you know the basic points you want to get across, finding the right words and committing them to paper is about as much fun as a trip to the dentist. But this handy little book puts thousands of ready-to-use words, phrases, descriptions, and action items right at your fingertips. Paul Falcone covers the 25 most commonly rated performance factors, including productivity, time management, teamwork, and decision making, plus job-specific parameters that apply in sales, customer service, finance, and many other areas. Not just for review time, the book will also be instrumental in creating job descriptions and development plans as well as for monitoring performance, progress, and problems year-round. Praise for Paul Falcone's Previous Books: "If the art and science of hiring and firing has become a puzzle, then author Paul Falcone [The Hiring and Firing Question and Answer Book] has the answer."– Houston Business Journal "When you feel the need to document an employee's actions (or inactions), turn to this great tool [101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems]."– Legal Management "[96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire] takes the guesswork out of the interview process."– Benefits and Compensation Solutions Paul Falcone is a human resources executive and has held senior-level positions with Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, and Time Warner. He is the author of several bestselling books, including 101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems, 101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees, and 00 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals. He is a long-time contributor to HR Magazine. Visit him at www.PaulFalconeHR.com.

  • Human Resource Management: People, Data, and Analytics

    Human Resource Management: People, Data, and Analytics
    Talya Bauer

    Human resources is rapidly evolving into a data-rich field but with big data comes big decisions. The best companies understand how to use data to make strategic workforce decisions and gain significant competitive advantage. Human Resource Management: People, Data, and Analytics by Talya Bauer, Berrin Erdogan, David Caughlin, and Donald Truxillo introduces students to the fundamentals of talent management with integrated coverage of data analytics and how they can be used to inform and support decisions about people in an organization. Features tied to SHRM competencies and data exercises give readers hands-on opportunities to practice the analytical and decision-making skills they need to excel in today’s job market. Engaging examples illustrate key HRM concepts and theories, which brings many traditional HRM topics concepts to life. Whether your students are future managers or future HR professionals, they will learn best practices for managing talent across the lifecycle in the changing workplace.

  • Starts with One, It: Changing Individuals Changes Organizations, Edition 2

    Starts with One, It: Changing Individuals Changes Organizations, Edition 2
    J. Stewart Black

    Today, virtually every organization faces massive change. Unfortunately, change is extraordinarily difficult, and most attempts to initiate and sustain it fail. In It Starts with One, J. Stewart Black and Hal B Gregersen identify the core problem: changing individuals and the “mental maps” inside their heads must happen before you can change the organization. Just as actual maps guide people’s footsteps, mental maps guide daily behavior. Successful strategic change for the organization is all about changing individual mental maps and behaviors first, because they are the organization. To change organizations, you must break through your own brain barrier—and help those around you do the same. One step at a time, It Starts with One shows how to do that: how to create new destinations, and new, more inspiring effective paths to sustainable change. Black and Gregersen systematically identify the brain barriers that stand in your way: failure to see, failure to move, and failure to finish. Drawing on their extensive experience consulting with world-class organizations, they offer integrated tools, strategies, and solutions for overcoming each of these obstacles. This edition offers even more effective tools, more guidance on leading change in globalizing environments, and more insight into changing your own mental maps…liberating yourself to transform your entire organization. Overcoming the failure to see Why organizations miss obvious market transformations—and what to do about it Breaking through the failure to move Why people fail to change even when they see the need—and how to break through this barrier Conquering the failure to finish Why change “stalls out” and how to maintain the momentum Anticipating change Why too often people let the need to change become a crisis before acting—to build to a crisis before acting—and how to create the capability to anticipate change, move when needed, and finish in the future without “being told” To Change the Organization, First Change the Individual. To Change the Individual, Read This Book! Seventy percent of organizations that seek strategic change fail. Organizations can’t change because individuals don’t change. Individuals don’t change because powerful mental maps stand in their way. This book offers a powerful, start-to-finish strategy for helping people redraw their mental maps—and unleash their power to deliver superior, sustained strategic change. Thoroughly updated with new techniques, case studies, and examples, this book offers even more valuable insights for today’s leaders and managers. Among the highlights: a detailed new discussion of how you must change in order to lead change…new guidance on leading change in global environments…and more integrated tools and solutions you can start using today!

  • YOU TOO WIN! (Have courage in yourself….. Have faith in yourself…): Have courage in yourself….. Have faith in yourself…..

    YOU TOO WIN! (Have courage in yourself….. Have faith in yourself…): Have courage in yourself….. Have faith in yourself…..
    Birister Sharma

    If you’ve strong will power, self-believe, courage, dedications, hard work, discipline, enthusiasm, hope and patience, then no force in the entire universe can stop you to win in your life. You can win anything in your life. Nothing is impossible for you. The word ‘IMPOSSIBLE’ turns into ‘I’M POSSIBLE’ for you. The goddess of success appears herself to bless you.‘YOU TOO WIN’ is a book full of motivations, philosophies, wisdom, thoughts and morals that teach you all the virtues to win in your life. It will act as your true guide and friend in every walk of your life. It will make you realize what qualities you’ve stored within you. It will also show you the right way to succeed in your life. ‘YOU TOO WIN’ Have courage in yourself…..Have faith in yourself…..Highlights of the book* This book teaches you how to win in your life.* This book gives you winning mantras for you.* This book bestows you winning strategies in your life.* This book guides you towards the journey of your success.* This book tells you the right way to get your success.* This book teaches you not to lose your heart even in the nick of failure.* This book inspires and motives you in every juncture of your life.* This book helps you to re-discover yourself.* This book contains with stories of great heroes and valiant. …..***….. Extract from the book: Chapter-1Why you born in this world? To become a weak? To lose everything? No, you’re not born to become a weak. No, you’re not born to lose everything. You’re born to achieve something in this world. Born to win is your birthright.You’re born to win. You’re born to become strong. You’re born to achieve something great. You’re born to become successful. You’re born to be winner. ….***…. Content of book:1. Love yourself2. You’re born to win!3. Keep your aim high!4. Keep your dreams alive5. Work hard6. Keep your rays of hope alive7. Keep your patience alive8. Keep your will power strong9. Try again and again10. Be positive11. Be brave12. Encourage yourself13. Believe yourself14. Conquer yourself15. Judge yourself16. Weakness is within your mind17. Work with enthusiasm18. Never compare yourself with anybody19. Always maintain your discipline20. Beware from negative things21. Practice makes the man perfectEvery day Motivation Follow @ https://www.instagram.com/birister/Motivate Yourself!A Youtube Motivational [email protected] https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxWJytLZQm95o0OwwSuBpdw StudentViewPageOnline e-magazine for all…to improve your personal growth, personal development and self-motivation.Visit @ https://studentviewpage.blogspot.com/

  • So You Want to Talk About Race

    So You Want to Talk About Race
    Ijeoma Oluo

    In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in AmericaWidespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy–from police brutality to the mass incarceration of African Americans–have made it impossible to ignore the issue of race. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about. How do you tell your roommate her jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law take umbrage when you asked to touch her hair–and how do you make it right? How do you explain white privilege to your white, privileged friend? In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to "model minorities" in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life. "Oluo gives us–both white people and people of color–that language to engage in clear, constructive, and confident dialogue with each other about how to deal with racial prejudices and biases."–National Book Review "Generous and empathetic, yet usefully blunt . . . it's for anyone who wants to be smarter and more empathetic about matters of race and engage in more productive anti-racist action."–Salon (Required Reading)

  • Human Resource Management: Theory and Practice, Edition 5

    Human Resource Management: Theory and Practice, Edition 5
    John Bratton

    Fully up-to-date revised edition with new exciting real-world features including video interviews with HR managers.In the words of video interviewees for Human Resource Management fifth edition:'The HR strategy absolutely underpins the business strategy' – Lesley White, HR Director UK and Ireland, Huawei Technologies'Organisations provide a differential through their people' – Keith Hanlon-Smith, Employee Relations Director, Norland Managed ServicesThis new edition of Human Resource Management: Theory and Practice combines comprehensive text and web material to help you understand the context of the rapidly changing contemporary workplace and the importance of HRM within it. The authors challenge you to think critically and to apply this to the real world of business. Key features include:• Two new chapters on Leadership and management development, and Organisational culture and HRM• HRM and Globalization – sections analysing HRM on an international scale and the challenges of managing people across borders• A focus on contemporary themes such as sustainability, dignity at work, diversity and emotion• HRM as I see it – online video interviews with HR managers at organisations such as Sky, Bupa and Unite the Union, with accompanying questions in the textbook• HRM in Practice sections and Case Studies – demonstrate HRM at work in the real world and encourage you to be analytical about practical issues• Online multi-choice questions and skills development guide – aid your understanding and help you get to grips with writing reports and giving presentations. Visit www.palgrave.com/business/bratton5 for comprehensive supporting materials for lecturers and students, including all-new video interviews with HR professionals.

  • The Elements of Ethics for Professionals

    The Elements of Ethics for Professionals
    W. Brad Johnson

    From the authors of Elements of Mentoring, this handy guide pulls the existing research on the delicate balance of professional ethics into one concise source. Johnson and Ridley explore seventy-five of the most important and pithy truths for supervisors in all fields, including questions of integrity, loyalty, justice, respect, and delivering one's best in the business environment. The authors delve into all aspects of ethical conduct, including: — Excellence in the workplace — Dignity & respect — Compassion for co-workers — Coercion & power — Self-reliance and fidelity — Ethical decision-making and moralitySuccinct and comprehensive, with examples and takeaway advice, The Elements of Ethics for Professionals is a must-have for any professional or business leader striving to create an ethical workplace.

  • The LMS Guidebook: Learning Management Systems Demystified

    The LMS Guidebook: Learning Management Systems Demystified
    Steve Foreman

    Select, Implement, and Operate the Perfect LMSIf you need to manage training and education programs for employees, customers, or students, you need an LMS. Don’t waste time and money picking the wrong one. The LMS Guidebook gets to the core of what an LMS does and how it works. This book tackles the urgent challenges you will face when putting an LMS in place: Which features are must-haves? What standards should your LMS comply with to mesh with your other technology systems? How do you migrate existing learning data into your new LMS? How can you ensure an uneventful rollout? Not all LMS products will meet your needs. E-learning consultant Steve Foreman offers a broad view of the LMS categories and features so you can ask better questions of vendors and evaluate their products. He then turns to implementation and operation, offering in-depth guidance on how to establish appropriate standards, processes, and governance that will have your LMS running smoothly. Whether you’re on the instructional or technical side of the LMS, you can make the job of selecting and managing one less painful by following the proven practices in this book.

  • Human Resource Management: Functions, Applications, and Skill Development, Edition 3

    Human Resource Management: Functions, Applications, and Skill Development, Edition 3
    Robert N. Lussier

    Whether your students are HRM majors or general business majors, Human Resource Management: Functions, Applications, and Skill Development, Third Edition, will help them develop the skills they need to recruit, select, train, and development talent. Bestselling authors Robert N. Lussier and John R. Hendon explore the important strategic function HR plays in today's organizations. A wide variety of applications, self-assessments, and experiential exercises keep students engaged and help them see the relevancy of HR as they learn skills they can use in their personal and professional lives. New to this Edition Includes all the latest SHRM 2016 Curriculum Guidebook listings that cover every SHRM guide item, including both the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and the Human Resource Certification Institute Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification exam—a total of more than 210 individual content requirements from the SHRM curriculum guide. New and updated cases on businesses such as LinkedIn and Amazon bring HR topics to life, apply the text concepts, develop critical thinking skills, and demonstrate how human resources is used to achieve strategic objectives. New Skill Builder exercises allow students to experience HR as they practice making decisions, working in teams, and participating in role-plays. New coverage of current trends in every chapter and updated coverage of changes in the federal laws and regulations are explained in the new edition. New HRM in Action videos illustrate fundamental HR functions using a variety of relatable scenarios with assessment questions that challenge students to test their HR knowledge.

  • Research Handbook on Employee Turnover

    Research Handbook on Employee Turnover
    George Saridakis

    Covering the period of the financial crisis, this Research Handbook discusses the degree of importance of different driving forces on employee turnover. The discussions contribute to policy agendas on productivity, firm performance and economic growth. The contributors provide a selection of theoretical and empirical research papers that deal with aspects of employee turnover, as well as its effects on workers and firms within the current socio-economic environment. It draws on theories and evidence from economics, management, social sciences and other related disciplines.With its interdisciplinary approach, this book will appeal to a variety of students and academics in related fields. It will also be of interest to policy makers, HR experts, firm managers and other stakeholders.

  • The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias

    The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias
    Dolly Chugh

    "Favorite Books of 2018" The Greater Good MagazineForeword by Laszlo Bock, the bestselling author of Work Rules! and former Senior Vice President of People Operations at GoogleAn inspiring guide from Dolly Chugh, an award-winning social psychologist at the New York University Stern School of Business, on how to confront difficult issues including sexism, racism, inequality, and injustice so that you can make the world (and yourself) better.Many of us believe in equality, diversity, and inclusion. But how do we stand up for those values in our turbulent world? The Person You Mean to Be is the smart, "semi-bold" person’s guide to fighting for what you believe in.Dolly reveals the surprising causes of inequality, grounded in the "psychology of good people". Using her research findings in unconscious bias as well as work across psychology, sociology, economics, political science, and other disciplines, she offers practical tools to respectfully and effectively talk politics with family, to be a better colleague to people who don’t look like you, and to avoid being a well-intentioned barrier to equality. Being the person we mean to be starts with a look at ourselves.She argues that the only way to be on the right side of history is to be a good-ish— rather than good—person. Good-ish people are always growing. Second, she helps you find your "ordinary privilege"—the part of your everyday identity you take for granted, such as race for a white person, sexual orientation for a straight person, gender for a man, or education for a college graduate. This part of your identity may bring blind spots, but it is your best tool for influencing change. Third, Dolly introduces the psychological reasons that make it hard for us to see the bias in and around us. She leads you from willful ignorance to willful awareness. Finally, she guides you on how, when, and whom, to engage (and not engage) in your workplaces, homes, and communities. Her science-based approach is a method any of us can put to use in all parts of our life.Whether you are a long-time activist or new to the fight, you can start from where you are. Through the compelling stories Dolly shares and the surprising science she reports, Dolly guides each of us closer to being the person we mean to be.

  • Tribal Leadership Revised Edition: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization

    Tribal Leadership Revised Edition: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization
    Dave Logan

    It’s a fact of life: birds flock, fish school, people “tribe.” Malcolm Gladwell and other authors have written about how the fact that humans are genetically programmed to form “tribes” of 20-150 people has proven true throughout our species’ history. Every company in the word consists of an interconnected network of tribes (A tribe is defined as a group of between 20 and 150 people in which everyone knows everyone else, or at least knows of everyone else).In Tribal Leadership, Dave Logan, John King, and Halee Fischer-Wright show corporate leaders how to first assess their company’s tribal culture and then raise their companies’ tribes to unprecedented heights of success. In a rigorous eight-year study of approximately 24,000 people in over two dozen corporations, Logan, King, and Fischer-Wright discovered a common theme: the success of a company depends on its tribes, the strength of its tribes is determined by the tribal culture, and a thriving corporate culture can be established by an effective tribal leader. Tribal Leadership will show leaders how to employ their companies’ tribes to maximize productivity and profit: the author’s research, backed up with interviews ranging from Brian France (CEO of NASCAR) to “Dilbert” creator Scott Adams, shows that over three quarters of the organizations they’ve studied have tribal cultures that are adequate at best.

  • Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power That Elevates People and Organizations

    Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power That Elevates People and Organizations
    Monica Worline

    Caring Is a Competitive AdvantageSuffering in the workplace can rob our colleagues and coworkers of humanity, dignity, and motivation and is an unrecognized and costly drain on organizational potential. Marshaling evidence from two decades of field research, scholars and consultants Monica Worline and Jane Dutton show that alleviating such suffering confers measurable competitive advantages in areas like innovation, collaboration, service quality, and talent attraction and retention. They outline four steps for meeting suffering with compassion and show how to build a capacity for compassion into the structures and practices of an organization—because ultimately, as they write, “Compassion is an irreplaceable dimension of excellence for any organization that wants to make the most of its human capabilities.”

  • Working in a Multicultural World: A Guide to Developing Intercultural Competence

    Working in a Multicultural World: A Guide to Developing Intercultural Competence
    Luciara Nardon

    Measureable, data driven outcomes are not the only indicators of success in today’s multicultural and globalized workforce. How employees interact with their colleagues and customers is also a significant factor in their career development.Luciara Nardon draws on her extensive research and international experience to guide employees and managers through the ambiguous and uncertain waters of today’s multicultural workplace. Each intercultural encounter is unique, involving different people, contexts, dynamics, and actions which general cultural protocols are unable to address. In Working in a Multicultural World, Nardon offers a comprehensive framework for understanding intercultural interactions and developing skills for successful intercultural situations. Numerous examples and exercises, including how to reconcile personal beliefs of equality with a hierarchical workplace and how to respond to perceived aggressiveness in business negotiations, enable employees and managers to embark on reflective processes that will springboard their intercultural competence. Working in a Multicultural World is an accessibly written and valuable resource for all professionals in today’s workplace as well as students and travelers interested in intercultural relations.

  • Managing Human Resources for the Millennial Generation

    Managing Human Resources for the Millennial Generation
    William I. Sauser, Jr.

    The purpose of this book is to explore the talents, work styles, attitudes, and issues that members of the Millennial generation are bringing with them as they enter the workforce. The Millennial generation is a roughly 20year cohort of young people whose ‘leading edge’ members were born in 1982 and graduated high school in 2000. These are the young adults who began entering college, the military, and the workplace during the present decade, and who will continue to do so for perhaps another decade more. The Millennial generation has been exposed during their formative years to a unique variety of historical, cultural, economic, and technological changes that have shaped their particular attitudes and values, preferred social interaction styles, beliefs about what is proper in the workplace, and personal concerns and desires. Millennials are bringing their unique perspectives into their places of employment, where at times they clash with those of the older generations who are already established there.

  • Strategic Human Resource Management: An International Perspective

    Strategic Human Resource Management: An International Perspective
    Gary Rees

    A research-focused introductory text written by a stellar contributor line-up including Linda Holbeche, Stephen Taylor and Jim Stewart. The Second Edition integrates an international perspective using examples and case studies from a broad range of regions and industries including Microsoft, Volkswagen and Rolls-Royce. The 2 new chapters on Culture and Globalisation reflect the contemporary workplace, and the future of HR based on Linda Holbeche’s latest research is included in the final chapter. The book is complemented by a companion website featuring a range of tools and resources for lecturers and students, including PowerPoint slides, Testbank, an Instructor’s manual, access to SAGE Journal articles and author podcasts. Suitable for upper undergraduate and Masters level strategic HRM modules or HRM modules that have a strategic angle.

  • Why We Work

    Why We Work
    Barry Schwartz

    An eye-opening, groundbreaking tour of the purpose of work in our lives, showing how work operates in our culture and how you can find your own path to happiness in the workplace.Why do we work? The question seems so simple. But Professor Barry Schwartz proves that the answer is surprising, complex, and urgent. We’ve long been taught that the reason we work is primarily for a paycheck. In fact, we’ve shaped much of the infrastructure of our society to accommodate this belief. Then why are so many people dissatisfied with their work, despite healthy compensation? And why do so many people find immense fulfillment and satisfaction through “menial” jobs? Schwartz explores why so many believe that the goal for working should be to earn money, how we arrived to believe that paying workers more leads to better work, and why this has made our society confused, unhappy, and has established a dangerously misguided system.Through fascinating studies and compelling anecdotes, this book dispels this myth. Schwartz takes us through hospitals and hair salons, auto plants and boardrooms, showing workers in all walks of life, showcasing the trends and patterns that lead to happiness in the workplace. Ultimately, Schwartz proves that the root of what drives us to do good work can rarely be incentivized, and that the cause of bad work is often an attempt to do just that. How did we get to this tangled place? How do we change the way we work? With great insight and wisdom, Schwartz shows us how to take our first steps toward understanding, and empowering us all to find great work.

  • Kirkpatrick s Four Levels of Training Evaluation

    Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Training Evaluation
    James D. Kirkpatrick

    A timely update to a timeless model.Don Kirkpatrick's groundbreaking Four Levels of Training Evaluationis the most widely used training evaluation model in the world. Ask any group of trainers whether they rely on the model's four levels Reaction, Learning, Behavior, and Results in their practice, and you'll get an enthusiastic affirmation.But how many variations of Kirkpatrick are in use today? And what number of misassumptions and faulty practices have crept in over 60 years? The reality is: Quite a few.James and Wendy Kirkpatrick have written Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation to set the record straight. Delve into James and Wendy's new findings that, together with Don Kirkpatrick's work, create the New World Kirkpatrick Model, a powerful training evaluation methodology that melds people with metrics. In Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation, discover a comprehensive blueprint for implementing the model in a way that truly maximizes your business's results. Using these innovative concepts, principles, techniques, and case studies, you can better train people, improve the way you work, and, ultimately, help your organization meet its most crucial goals.

  • The HR Change Toolkit: Your complete guide to making it happen

    The HR Change Toolkit: Your complete guide to making it happen
    Lucy Adams

    It's hard to make change happen in HR. If you're a HR manager with good ideas on making things work better that's frustrating enough, but for organisations that fail to respond to the way the world is changing the results could be fatal. In this insightful, practical book the world's top HR disruptor – Lucy Adams – explains why HR needs to change its approach if it’s to be successful in transforming its organisations. She also shares workable strategies for getting your own HR team ready, preparing the ground in your organisation, designing your change and implementing it effectively. It's up to you to lead the way – here's what you need to make it happen.

  • Organizational Design: A Step-by-Step Approach, Edition 3

    Organizational Design: A Step-by-Step Approach, Edition 3
    Richard M. Burton

    Written specifically for executives and MBA students, the third edition of this successful textbook provides a step-by-step guide to designing an organization, from diagnosis, to design and implementation. It provides comprehensive coverage of the key aspects of organizational design, including goals, strategy, process, people, coordination, control, and incentives. Following a new diamond model, fully tested in practice, the book guides readers through an integrated methodology for organizational assessment and planning. It includes a new chapter on project managing organizational change on a practical level, new case studies, extended discussions of new organizational forms, architecture design and knowledge systems, and new practical steps for implementation and change. Visit www.cambridge.org/burton3 for free access to a selection of organizational diagnosis, design and implementation models in Excel, as well as additional case studies, figures and tables from the book.

  • Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice

    Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice
    Sharan B. Merriam

    Solidly grounded in theory and research, but concise and practice-oriented, Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice is perfect for master’s-level students and practitioners alike. Sharan Merriam and Laura Bierema have infused each chapter with practical applications for instruction which will help readers personally relate to the material. The contents covers: Adult Learning in Today’s World Traditional Learning Theories Andragogy Self-Directed Learning Transformative Learning Experience and Learning Body and Spirit in Learning Motivation and Learning The Brain and Cognitive Functioning Adult Learning in the Digital Age Critical Thinking and Critical Perspectives Culture and Context Discussion questions and activities for reflection are included at the end of each chapter.

  • Who Moved My Cheese: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

    Who Moved My Cheese: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
    Instaread

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    Harvard Business Review

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