Business Management

HR Books Review: The Jackass Whisperer

Have you ever been on an airplane with a screaming baby? Has your boss ever scheduled a Friday night team dinner but excluded partners and spouses? Did you ever stand behind someone in the express checkout lane who thinks 12-items-or-less is a suggestion and not a rule? Those people might be jackasses, including the baby. The world is full of people who get it wrong. That's the premise of the new book called "The Jackass Whisperer: How to deal with the worst people at work, at home and online―even when the Jackass is you." Husband and wife duo Alison and...

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" where he pitches a hard, yet compelling reality — that every HR professional on the planet can be classified as one of nine faces. There are millions of HR pros, but only nine total "faces" or personas. Maximum. Some of these faces know the business,...

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