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May #HRBookClub Selection: ‘Ask a Manager’

Do you know Alison Green? She's the wildly successful blogger behind Ask A Manager. If you haven't been to her website or followed her on Twitter, you're missing out. Alison gives the best career advice in the industry. I've been watching Alison for over a decade, and she never ceases to amaze me. She's an influential writer who offers pragmatic and sensible advice. And every time someone reaches out to me for information on how to resolve a work-related dispute, I send them to Alison's blog. She's answered every question ever asked. HR Book Club Book of the Month Alison...

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It’s #HRBookClub Time! April Meeting Details

Join me on Twitter on Monday, April 30, at 1 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Pacific to talk about two books: “HR on Purpose” and “Herding Tigers.” Did you read them? We’ll chat about what makes these HR books by Steve Browne and Todd Henry so timely and important. (Here are my reviews, if you missed them.) Didn’t read them? That’s OK, too. We’ll talk about what it means to lead and motivate people when you have varying degrees of influence and authority. Join me at 1 p.m. Eastern on Monday, April 30. We’ll tweet together using the hashtag #HRBookClub. (<< If...

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Readers Are Leaders: A New HR Job Board

Hey, everybody! Thanks for reading HR Books and getting excited about #HRBookClub. I hope you're reading a new book each month. If you're still struggling, you can break it down into a chapter each week. Or try reading ten pages each night before you go to bed. Still struggling? Try an audiobook. Three New Things at HR Books I wanted you to know that we're collaborating with SHRM. Each month, we’ll team up to highlight an author HR and recruiting leaders should know. Last month, we told you about Tim Sackett's new book. This month, we highlighted Sharlyn Lauby and...

HR Books April 2018 picks: HR leadership books

April #HRBookClub Recommendations

April is National Poetry Month, which started in 1996 to enhance the appreciation of poetry in the United States. I'm not sure anybody wants to read HR poetry books, but, if you're looking for something different to read, here's the best poetry of 2017 according to The New York Times. #HRBookClub for April 2018 HR Books is proud to recommend two books for April 2018 focused on leadership. When you think about it, the human resources department's number one job is to create and support leaders who make sound decisions for employees. If we don't have domain expertise in leadership,...

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SHRM Books: Notable Speakers at the 2018 Conference

The 2018 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition is right around the corner. While it's taking place in my original hometown of Chicago, I'm not attending due to a scheduling conflict. I'm bummed to miss it, but I am working in Dublin. Who is Keynoting? Malala Yousafzai was scheduled to be there, too, but canceled her speech because she has final exams. Sheryl Sandberg is now the closing keynoter. The CEO of United Airlines, Oscar Munoz, is speaking on Monday if he still has a job after all those dog-related issues. And Adam Grant will be on the main stage. Who...

March #HRBookClub Recommendations

March is Women's History Month. I’m not a big fan of history books, but I would love for you to join the #HRBookClub and read a few books by amazing women. The first choice for the March #HRBookClub is "The New Rules of Work: The Modern Playbook for Navigating Your Career" by Alexandra Cavoulacos and Kathryn Minshew. They are the founders of a website called The Muse. Have you seen it? I picked this book because you can't make history and change the world if you're stuck in a job you hate. It's a fantastic read for all ages, races,...

HR Book Club Chat: February 2018

Hey, everybody. The #HRBookClub is a work in progress, and we are testing different ways to include people in our discussions about books. We'll be meeting on February 28th at 2:00 PM ET / 11 AM PT on Twitter for our book club chat. We'll discuss the following questions. Q1. Did you read #YearofYes or #ChanceInTheWorld in February? Did you read else? Nothing? Overall, did you meet your reading goals in February? https://hrbooks.com/february-hrbookclub-recommendations/ #HRBookClub #HRBookChat Q2. What's the most significant challenge to reading a book each month? Is it time? Distractions? You just don't like books? #HRBookClub #HRBookChat Q3. Author...

You Can Self-Publish a Book on Amazon

Did you know that you could self-publish a book on Amazon? Shauna Williams did. She’s a headhunter who wrote a book called “Secrets of a Corporate Recruiter” and followed Amazon’s self-publishing guidelines. I'm always impressed when people take a risk and share their ideas. Shauna is passionate about helping people find meaningful work, and she wrote a simple book with tips for job seekers. You could do that, too. Everybody has a book in them, and it's now easier than ever to self-publish a book and inspire your colleagues. Be Like Shauna and Write About Your Passion I haven't read...

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