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HR Books Review: Stories that Stick

There’s a school of thought out there that HR needs to tell a better story about itself.  First, we should describe the value we bring. Then, we should highlight the HR professionals who do it. Next, we must demonstrate how we impact people’s lives with attention to specific detail. Finally, we must show how our […]

HR Books Review: The 9 Faces of HR

You’ve heard the buzzwords surrounding becoming a great HR leader. Get a seat at the table. Get strategic. Know the business. What does it really mean for HR pros in 2020 and beyond? Kris Dunn just wrote a new book called “The 9 Faces of HR: A Disruptor’s Guide to Mastering Innovation and Driving Real Change” […]

HR Books Review: Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday

HR Books Review: Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday

I was given an advance copy of Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday. It’s a non-traditional HR book, which means it’s the best kind of book. I highly recommend it.

Welcome to the January 2019 #HRBookClub. Last year, my goal was to help you read 12 books in 12 months. It was a fun year where we learned a lot about how people consume information and share their ideas online. This year is different.

Our December #HRBookClub Pick is Awesome. I found a book called “Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now” by Jaron Lanier and fell in love.

Dr. Nick Morgan is the founder of Public Words and a leading expert on the science of communication and public speaking. In his new book, Nick helps leaders and employees “fix” virtual communication problems and make work better. Here’s an excerpt from, “Can You Hear Me?: How to Connect with People in a Virtual World.”

We don’t fight like we used to. Unlike old-school rap battles, your online disputes with colleagues never end in sick beats and mad rhymes; they only end in heartburn and passive aggressive text messages. That’s why I’m recommending “Can You Hear Me? How to Connect with People in a Virtual World” by Nick Morgan as our November book of the month.

There’s been a lot of talk over the past few years about “humanizing” work. It’s a long overdue discussion because far too many people are suffering through a dreadful experience of work day after day. “Unlocking High Performance” illuminates how to achieve both of these critical goals: to create a work experience that feels great to employees while also supporting them in performing up to their potential.

Several members of our HR Book Club Facebook group wanted to read “Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility” by Patty McCord, so I gave it a whirl. It’s not bad. I’d recommend it. Here’s my breakdown.

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