HR 4.0

HR 4.0

Recommendation As the Fourth Industrial Revolution ushers in dramatic changes to the roles of workers and organizations alike, human resources leaders are becoming central players in organizational transformation. In a helpful white paper, the...

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The Diversity Code

The Diversity Code

RECOMMENDATION Author Michelle T. Johnson promises not to “sugarcoat diversity,” and she delivers. Johnson – shocking, funny, smart and insightful – has worked as a diversity consultant and employment attorney, and has reflected on her own life...

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The Power to Think Ahead in a Reckless Age

The Power to Think Ahead in a Reckless Age

RECOMMENDATION It’s easy to postpone for tomorrow what’s not an emergency today, but people and organizations could prevent so much misery in the future by preparing in the present. Alas, humans have forgotten how to use their “tools of...

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Work Naked

Work Naked

RECOMMENDATION Cynthia C. Froggatt tackles the pros and cons (mostly pros) of having your employees work at a location away from the office, particularly in their homes. She includes plenty of successful examples, an eight-step blueprint for...

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Workers and The Online Gig Economy

Workers and The Online Gig Economy

RECOMMENDATION What effect will the continued expansion of a digital, on-demand “gig” economy have upon employment and government regulation? In this succinct, well-researched article, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Jane Dokko and Megan Mumford of...

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Performance Scorecards

Performance Scorecards

RECOMMENDATION This book presents a practical, clear solution to a common, critical business problem: how to track and improve employee performance without drowning in ’data smog.’ This clear, logical plan for developing and using...

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Army Of Entrepreneurs

Army Of Entrepreneurs

RECOMMENDATION You must constantly think of ways to improve your business and maximize your employees’ resourcefulness. Public relations and communications consultant Jennifer Prosek explains that competition now is too intense and market changes...

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Stand Back and Deliver

Stand Back and Deliver

RECOMMENDATION Managing projects and solving difficult situations within organizations can be devilishly difficult. Complexity and uncertainty can provoke inappropriate, even counterproductive, judgments and actions. In such circumstances, you...

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The Value of Business Analytics

The Value of Business Analytics

RECOMMENDATION What is business analytics, and why should you care? Chances are – if you don’t work in the field – it’s mostly a mystery to you. In this readable introduction to the discipline, analytics consultant Evan Stubbs answers these...

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The Leadership Challenge

The Leadership Challenge

RECOMMENDATION James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner’s remarkable guide debunks the myth of the leader as a maverick rather than a team player. It also tackles the image of the leader as a special breed. Indeed, the book’s basic premise is that...

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Strategy For The Corporate Levels

Strategy For The Corporate Levels

RECOMMENDATION This overview of corporate strategy has the strengths of a good textbook. It moves through core concepts for developing strategy on the corporate level a step at a time, provides definitions and explains the underlying principles...

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Leadership Team Coaching

Leadership Team Coaching

RECOMMENDATION Sports coaching skills transfer well to coaching organizational leadership teams. Peter Hawkins – a coach with experience in industry, education and government – deftly explains who leadership team coaches are, what they do, and...

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