Business Book Summaries: Human Resources http://www.bizsum.com/ Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:00:21 -0400 Thu, 26 Oct 2017 08:54:18 -0400 The Future Workplace Experience http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/future-workplace-experience <div>Author: Meister, Jeanne C. | Mulcahy, Kevin J.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2017</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Future Workplace Experience</strong>, Jeanne C. Meister and Kevin J. Mulcahy argue that professionals today want to work at companies that are purpose driven and flexible. To recruit and retain top...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Misplaced Talent http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/misplaced-talent <div>Author: Ungemah, Joe</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Science and psychology have contributed many interpretive tools that businesses can use to hire employees who will be successful. However, companies do not always understand how to tailor those tools to their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Effective HR Communication http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/effective-hr-communication <div>Author: Corey, Debra</div> <div>Publisher: Kogan Page Limited</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Recruiting and retaining top talent is increasingly important for organizations in today’s competitive landscape. Human resources must be able to effectively communicate with all members of its organization,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources On Fire at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fire-work <div>Author: Chester, Eric</div> <div>Publisher: Sound Wisdom</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In<strong> On Fire at Work</strong>, veteran workplace researcher Eric Chester explains why and how a company’s culture is the determining factor in attracting, developing, and retaining high-quality employees....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Hiring & Firing http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hiring-firing <div>Author: Tracy, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2017</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In<strong> Hiring & Firing</strong>, noted business expert Brian Tracy discusses the fine points of selecting the right employees and firing those who are not a good fit. Because a single hiring decision has the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/why-good-people-can%E2%80%99t-get-jobs <div>Author: Cappelli, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: Wharton Digital Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Despite high unemployment numbers, even among college-educated workers, employers complain that they cannot find qualified candidates to hire. These companies often state that job candidates do not have the skills...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Hiring Greatness http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hiring-greatness <div>Author: Perry, David E. | Haluska, Mark J.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Hiring Greatness</strong>, David E. Perry and Mark J. Haluska draw upon 45 years of collective experience to provide an inside view of the executive recruiting process. They show how organizations can...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Agile Talent http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/agile-talent <div>Author: Younger, Jon | Smallwood, Norm</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many companies take advantage of external talent for projects of all types. However, few take a deliberate approach to attract, hire, and manage these resources. In <strong>Agile Talent</strong>, Jon Younger and Norm...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Passing the Torch http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/passing-torch <div>Author: Piña-Ramírez, Wanda | Dávila, Norma</div> <div>Publisher: ATD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Promotions, departures, retirements, and new hires all have the potential to disrupt an organization's trajectory. However, in&nbsp;<strong>Passing the Torch</strong>, Wanda Piña-Ramírez and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Stay Interview http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/stay-interview <div>Author: Finnegan, Richard P.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Engagement levels among U.S. employees present an area of critical concern for employers. Each year an increasing number of workers voluntarily quit their jobs. The loss of a key employee can throw a wrench into even...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Human Resource Champions http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/human-resource-champions <div>Author: Ulrich, Dave</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 1997</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>To add value to organizations, human resource (HR) professionals must assume the roles of partners, players, and pioneers. Traditionally, many HR teams have not focused on deliverables. However, doing so enables HR to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Winning the War for Talent http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/winning-war-talent <div>Author: Johnson, Mandy</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Regardless of the economic landscape, companies consistently struggle with attracting and keeping the right people. To help alleviate the high rate of employee turnover and successfully boost talent retention, Mandy...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Talent Equation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/talent-equation <div>Author: Ferguson, Matt | Hitt, Lorin | Tambe, Prasanna</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A massive amount of data is routinely collected and stored by human resources departments, but rarely used to help companies find, train, and retain the right employees. In <strong>The Talent Equation</strong>, the CEO...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Employee Surveys That Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/employee-surveys-work <div>Author: Levenson, Alec</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Employee Surveys That Work</strong>, Alec Levenson says that improving the practice of designing, conducting, analyzing, and taking action from employee surveys is important for companies to measure their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Crowd Sourced Performance Review http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/crowd-sourced-performance-review <div>Author: Mosley, Eric</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The traditional performance review is riddled with problems. As technologies and business management techniques constantly evolve, the performance review remains stagnant. In <strong>The Crowd Sourced Performance...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Mass Career Customization http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/mass-career-customization <div>Author: Benko, Cathleen | Weisberg, Anne</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The path to success in the corporate world looks very different than in the past. Organizational structures have changed; they have become flatter, resulting in fewer management positions. Employees’ views about work-...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Take Charge of Your Talent http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/take-charge-your-talent <div>Author: Maruska, Don | Perry, Jay</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many people are frustrated with their work. They feel their talents are untapped and consequently they are unable to move forward in their careers. While professional coaching could help, it is a luxury too expensive...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Optimizing the Power of Action Learning http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/optimizing-power-action-learning <div>Author: Marquardt, Michael J.</div> <div>Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Today’s business environment is more complex than ever, due to factors like globalization, technological advances, and more. Organizations that survive and thrive have employees who are skilled at solving complicated...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Leadership-Driven HR http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-driven-hr <div>Author: Weiss, David S.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The business world today is highly competitive and organizations in all sectors are trying to find new ways of working. The Human Resource function has a large amount of value to provide to organizations and should...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Positioned http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/positioned <div>Author: Ward, Dan L. | Tripp, Rob | Maki, Bill</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Positioned </strong>Dan L. Ward and Rob Tripp discuss strategic workforce planning (SWP) and its value for businesses and HR departments. SWP is the formal process of getting the right people with the right...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Advantage http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/advantage <div>Author: Lencioni, Patrick</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Organizational health represents a company’s greatest source of advantage. It forms the context for every important function, ranging from strategy to finance, marketing, technology, and more. Cultivating...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Google Resume http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/google-resume <div>Author: Laakmann McDowell, Gayle</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many recent college graduates dream of the opportunity to work at a top tech company. But relatively few make the cut and get hired by firms like Apple, Microsoft, or Google. In <strong>The Google Resume</strong>,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Who Says It’s a Man’s World http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/who-says-it%E2%80%99s-man%E2%80%99s-world <div>Author: Bennington, Emily</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>There are more women than ever entering the top echelons of management, but that does not mean it has become easier to advance. In fact, career-transition consultant Emily Bennington has found that ambitious women...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Learning Layer http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/learning-layer <div>Author: Flinn, Steven D.</div> <div>Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p></p><P>In <STRONG>The Learning Layer</strong>, Steven D. Flinn introduces the concept of a learning layer that rests atop all other systems within an organization and, like the human mind, can evolve and adapt to the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Winning with Transglobal Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/winning-transglobal-leadership <div>Author: Sharkey, Linda D. | Razi, Nazneen | Cooke, Robert A. | Barge, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the early days of overseas expansion, companies could afford to overlook poor leadership abroad. International competition was in its infancy, performance metrics were unsophisticated, and communication was...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Hiring for Attitude http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hiring-attitude <div>Author: Murphy, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Hiring for Attitude</strong>, Mark Murphy contends that whether a company is hiring its next hourly employee, its next CEO, or someone for a position in between, attitude will likely be the issue that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Cultural Intelligence Difference http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/cultural-intelligence-difference <div>Author: Livermore, David A.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today’s hypercompetitive economy, success depends on the ability to function effectively in culturally diverse situations. Traditionally a person’s IQ, or cognitive intelligence, was considered a critical predictor...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Contented Cows Still Give Better Milk, Revised and Expanded http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/contented-cows-still-give-better-milk-revised-and-expanded <div>Author: Catlette, Bill | Hadden, Richard</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Research has shown that when employees are focused and fully engaged, they are more productive at work. In <strong>Contented Cows Still Give Better Milk</strong>, Bill Catlette and Richard Hadden suggest that employees...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Next-Generation Wellness at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/next-generation-wellness-work <div>Author: Overman, Stephenie</div> <div>Publisher: Praeger</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In Next-Generation Wellness at Work, Stephenie Overman introduces the concept of Wellness programs in the workplace, and outlines the ways they can benefit an organization. A properly implemented wellness program can...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Million-Dollar Hire http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/million-dollar-hire <div>Author: Jones, David P.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In any business, hiring and retaining the best employees is the key to long-term success. Often, hiring the wrong people can waste money, hurt morale, and undermine competitiveness. Taking into account recruiting costs...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources How to Hire A-Players http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-hire-players <div>Author: Herrenkohl, Eric</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>How to Hire A-Players</strong>, Eric Herrenkohl provides strategies and tactics to build a team of talented employees. These so-called A-players create superior results compared to most of the other people...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Learning eXPLOSION http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/learning-explosion <div>Author: Murdoch, Matthew | Muller, Treion</div> <div>Publisher: FranklinCovey Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Today’s learning environment is truly unique. The convergence of technological advances and vast amounts of knowledge means that information is accessible to almost anyone at any time. Shifts in the way people learn...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Field Tested http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/field-tested <div>Author: King, Emily</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Military veterans are some of the most talented, goal-focused, and loyal employees in America. They possess a bevy of skills and perspectives that civilian workers, managers, and job applicants generally lack. Yet...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Successful Onboarding http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/successful-onboarding <div>Author: Stein, Mark A. | Christiansen, Lilith</div> <div>Publisher: Kaiser Associates, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Global business is steadily moving toward a more knowledge-based economy, with human capital being its greatest asset. However, while leaders tout people as a key asset, their resource prioritization rarely reflects...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Success for Hire http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/success-hire <div>Author: Levit, Alexandra</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A business succeeds when its employees succeed, so attracting, hiring and retaining the best employees should be among an organization’s top priorities. Yet most companies fail to follow a systematic approach to hiring...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Meaningful Workplaces http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/meaningful-workplaces <div>Author: Chalofsky, Neal E.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Meaningful Workplaces</strong>, Neal E. Chalofsky describes how strong and responsive Human Resource functions influence organizational effectiveness by building an employee-engaged, community-based...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources What Women Want http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-women-want <div>Author: Underhill, Paco</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Over the past twenty years, women have gained significant cultural, social, and economic influence. Women enjoy greater buying power than ever before, and they prefer to spend their money at businesses that provide...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Perfectly Able http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/perfectly-able <div>Author: Hasse, Jim</div> <div>Publisher: Lighthouse International</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Perfectly Able</strong>, Jim Hasse explores the many benefits of hiring people with disabilities. Advanced problem-solving skills and creativity engendered by the need to overcome the obstacles of disability...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Presenting Learning http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/presenting-learning <div>Author: Bingham, Tony | Jeary, Tony</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Workplace learning can help businesses achieve greater success. Unfortunately, its value is often underrated and easily underestimated. It is up to the professional spearheading workplace learning initiatives within...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Love 'em or Lose 'em http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/love-em-or-lose-em <div>Author: Kaye, Beverly | Jordan-Evans, Sharon</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Love ‘em or Lose ‘em</strong>, Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans provide managers with a comprehensive guide to successfully engaging, developing, and retaining the valuable talent on their teams. People...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Human Capital Supply Chains http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/human-capital-supply-chains <div>Author: Giehll, Tim | Moss, Sara</div> <div>Publisher: Langdon Street Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Tim Giehll and Sara Moss’s <strong>Human Capital Supply Chains</strong> shows how companies can decrease the cost of human capital and improve the quality of the workforce by getting to know their human capital supply...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Chasing Stars http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/chasing-stars <div>Author: Groysberg, Boris</div> <div>Publisher: Princeton University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the knowledge economy, companies take it for granted that they must employ the most talented performers to compete and succeed. Many firms try to buy stars by luring them away from competitors. However, in <strong>...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Boomer Retirement Time Bomb http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/boomer-retirement-time-bomb <div>Author: Venneberg, Donald L. | Eversole, Barbara Welss</div> <div>Publisher: Praeger, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Throughout human history, most countries have had more young people than old people. This is no longer true in the United States and is even less true in most western European countries and Japan. Between 2010 and 2040...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Onboarding http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/onboarding <div>Author: Bradt, George | Vonnegut, Mary</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Onboarding</strong>, authors George Bradt and Mary Vonnegut provide a how-to guide for establishing a Total Onboarding Program designed to acclimate any employee taking on a new role within an organization....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Complete Guide to Hiring and Firing Government Employees http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/complete-guide-hiring-and-firing-government-employees <div>Author: Liff, Stewart</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The key to success for any manager is the quality of the people they hire. Due to complex laws, rules, regulations and hiring procedures, hiring quality government employees is no easy task. In <strong>The Complete...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Critical Condition http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/critical-condition <div>Author: Barlett, Donald L. | Steele, James B.</div> <div>Publisher: Broadway Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Critical Condition</strong>, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalists Donald Barlett and James B. Steele go behind the scenes of the health care system, citing evidence that American spends more on...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Manager's Guide to HR http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managers-guide-hr <div>Author: Muller, Max</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Management is a complex position. Beyond the actual supervising of employees, a task that employs all manner of leadership, communication and delegation skills itself, managers must also possess a firm grasp on the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Corporate Culture Survival Guide http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/corporate-culture-survival-guide <div>Author: Schein, Edgar H.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In this revised edition of <strong>The Corporate Culture Survival Guide</strong>, Edgar H. Schein examines the basic definition of corporate culture, why culture is important in the first place, how to work with it at...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Target http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/target <div>Author: Blakesley, Stephen J.</div> <div>Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises LLC</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most business managers will attest that good people are a company’s most valuable resource, and of course motivated managers want to maximize the performance of their teams. They want a process of selection and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Carrot Principle: Second Edition http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/carrot-principle-second-edition <div>Author: Gostick, Adrian | Elton, Chester</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Recognition is an important and powerful tool that managers often do not use to full advantage. However, the effective use of recognition becomes even more critical in turbulent or difficult times when finding and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Y in the Workplace http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/y-workplace <div>Author: Lipkin, Nicole A. | Perrymore, April J.</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Like it or not, Generation Y (Gen Y) is entering the workplace, and their numbers are too big to ignore. Sporting nose rings and spurning panty hose, listening to iPods and continuously text messaging, the generation...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Make Your Workplace Great http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/make-your-workplace-great <div>Author: Stein, Steven J.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Attracting and retaining top talent remains a constant struggle in today’s continually changing job market. A second issue is ensuring that new recruits fit well within organizations. In order for a company to remain...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Find Your Strongest Life http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/find-your-strongest-life <div>Author: Buckingham, Marcus</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Nelson</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Women today lead lives in which work, home, friends, hobbies, and special interests are both technologically and physically interwoven, and in which they are expected to do more and succeed more than ever. In <strong>...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Happiness at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/happiness-work <div>Author: Pryce-Jones, Jessica</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The old saw says that money cannot buy happiness. But what about the reverse? Does happiness matter in the workplace? In <strong>Happiness at Work</strong>, Jessica Pryce-Jones demonstrates that happy employees are...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Career Contentment http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/career-contentment <div>Author: Garton, Jeffrey</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Career Contentment</strong>, career coach and veteran&nbsp;human resources manager Jeffrey Garton advises&nbsp;employees how to develop strategies for searching&nbsp;for the right job or career, how to make...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Intrinsic Motivation at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/intrinsic-motivation-work <div>Author: Thomas, Kenneth W.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Maximizing productivity at work is a top priority for all business organizations, but all too often focus is limited to extrinsic rewards: tangible benefits such as pay, commissions, and bonuses. In <strong>Intrinsic...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Grown Up Digital http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/grown-digital <div>Author: Tapscott, Don</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As the first wave of the new global technology phenomenon, the Net Generation carries a revolutionary set of values, behaviors, and motivations that is already transforming the social and business landscape. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The 5 Essential People Skills http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/5-essential-people-skills <div>Author: Carnegie, Dale</div> <div>Publisher: Fireside</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many people feel awkward in certain situations – a handicap that can prevent them from moving ahead personally and professionally. Drawing on almost 100 years of experience by Dale Carnegie Training, <strong>The 5...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The New Human Capital Strategy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/new-human-capital-strategy <div>Author: Hall, Ph.D., Bradley W.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Bradley W. Hall identifies many problems with the current approach to talent management: no one is accountable; programs are emphasized over systems; and the existing Human Resources model is egalitarian, even though...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Developing Exemplary Performance One Person at a Time http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/developing-exemplary-performance-one-person-time <div>Author: Sabbag, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When it comes to performance development, many leaders are happy to accept work that is merely “satisfactory.” But what if each employee could be developed into an exemplary performer, executing their duties at a level...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Who http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/who <div>Author: Smart, Geoff | Street, Randy</div> <div>Publisher: Ballantine Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many companies focus their energies on the what – strategies, products, and processes that drive their business. Although important, what truly determines whether or not a company will thrive is the <em>who </em>– the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Coaching For Improved Work Performance http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/coaching-improved-work-performance <div>Author: Fournies, Ferdinand F.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Coaching is a powerful technique for motivating employees to change their behavior. In Coaching For Improved Work Performance, Ferdinand Fournies shows managers how to become skilled coaches and to face the challenges...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The 40+ Job Hunting Guide http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/40-job-hunting-guide <div>Author: Birsner, E. Patricia</div> <div>Publisher: Prentice Hall Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Satisfied employees generally begin a description of their workplace by mentioning its unique or attractive benefits. Quickly, however, their comments turn to descriptions of the atmosphere, or feel, of the work...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources What To Say To Get What You Want http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-say-get-what-you-want <div>Author: Deep, Sam | Sussman, Lyle</div> <div>Publisher: Addison Wesley</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Deep and Sussman present a work characterized by clarity, simplicity, and directness. However, its accessibility does not at all diminish its authoritativeness or its value to the professional at the highest level....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources From Baby Boom to Baby Bust http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/baby-boom-baby-bust <div>Author: Greller, Martin M. | Nee, David M.</div> <div>Publisher: Addison-Wesley</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>At the end of World War II, America saw the birth rate soar to unprecedented numbers, and then, in the early '60s, "suddenly" plummet. Because of this boom/bust cycle, American business will be left stranded. Corporate...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Managers Caught in the Crunch http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managers-caught-crunch <div>Author: Jenks, James M. | Zevnik, Brian L. P.</div> <div>Publisher: Franklin Watts</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Prior to 1982, the position of most middle managers was very secure and nearly sacrosanct. Since then, however, thousands of managers have been dismissed. In fact, middle management seems targeted for termination and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources A Great Place to Work. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/great-place-work <div>Author: Levering, Robert</div> <div>Publisher: Random House</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Satisfied employees generally begin a description of their workplace by mentioning its unique or attractive benefits. Quickly, however, their comments turn to descriptions of the atmosphere, or feel, of the work...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Harassed http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/harassed <div>Author: McCann, Nancy Dodd1 | McGinn, Thomas A.2,3,4</div> <div>Publisher: Business One/Irwin</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Harassed </strong>stands as an effective first step in changing the attitudes of both men and women that lead to widespread sex discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace. The book has several...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources How To Stay Cool, Calm & Collected When the Pressure's On http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-stay-cool-calm-collected-when-pressures <div>Author: Newman, John E.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The American Institute of Stress reports that 66 percent of all visits to primary care physicians are stress-related. Whether we recognize it or not, most of us have an automatic this-is-how-I-deal-with-problems...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Alternative Staffing Strategies http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/alternative-staffing-strategies <div>Author: Nye, David</div> <div>Publisher: Facts on File Publications</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Alternative staffing strategies are defined as employer-employee relationships that depart from traditional, full-time, long-term, in-house employment arrangements. While alternative methods are not new, they are...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Contrarian Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/contrarian-management <div>Author: Smith, Martin R.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In America’s capital-starved economy, high-tech industries will do no better than low-tech ones. In fact, low-tech businesses that supply staples for everyday living, whether the economy is prosperous or austere, will...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Work Smart, Not Hard http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/work-smart-not-hard <div>Author: Sullivan, George</div> <div>Publisher: Facts on File Publications</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>There is no set formula for success, although some general characteristics can be discerned. Successful people are those who pursue success and make it happen, but other factors are enumerated and discussed. "Expert"...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Domino Effect http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/domino-effect <div>Author: Vlcek Jr., Donald J. | Davidson, Jeffrey P.</div> <div>Publisher: Business One/Irwin</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The work holds a treasure trove of successful business practices, and always explains, in detail, how to adapt distribution innovations to other types of businesses. Vlcek suggests a seven-step process, known as the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Work Without Managers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/work-without-managers <div>Author: Fisher Jr., James R.</div> <div>Publisher: The Delta Group</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In Work Without Managers, Fisher attempts to awaken professional/technical workers to the power and influence they possess to enact change. He also addresses the managers who want to know what their professional...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Web of Inclusion http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/web-inclusion <div>Author: Helgesen, Sally</div> <div>Publisher: Doubleday/Currency</div> <div>Published Date: 1995</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The Web of Inclusion stresses how companies are being challenged to reconfigure so they can take advantage of innovative technologies more effectively and be more responsive to vastly expanded markets. Organizations...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Mastering the Information Age http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/mastering-information-age <div>Author: McCarthy, Michael J.</div> <div>Publisher: Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>McCarthy suggests in <strong>Mastering the Information Age</strong>, that we metabolize thoughts, feelings, sounds, colors, smells, etc. Also, he projects that because integrity and ethics will be the major concern of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources A Better Idea http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/better-idea <div>Author: Petersen, Donald E. | Hillkirk, John</div> <div>Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many American companies are in trouble because they have traditionally used top-down management that leaves little room for the average individual to be creative. As a result, corporate leadership cannot take advantage...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Office Romance http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/office-romance <div>Author: Powers, Dennis M.</div> <div>Publisher: Amacom</div> <div>Published Date: 1998</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Surveys show that office romances are flourishing. The workplace is rapidly replacing bars, churches, and health clubs as the spot for meeting that significant other. And happily, in today’s enlightened business...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Answers for Managers. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/answers-managers <div>Author: Radzik, Adam | Emek, Sharon</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In Answers for Managers, Radzik and Emek have distilled a virtual library of management concepts into an extremely practical guide, whose primary value lies in the fact that it provides managers with the information...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Frames of Reference http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/frames-reference <div>Author: Rudman, Carol</div> <div>Publisher: Peterson's/Pacesetter Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1996</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Everyday in the workplace, people face many challenges related to cross-gender communications. Often these situations are emotionally charged, and each party is too caught up in them to have any kind of perspective or...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Topgrading http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/topgrading <div>Author: Smart, Bradford D.</div> <div>Publisher: Prentice Hall Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The single most important driver of organizational performance and individual managerial success is talent. The ability to hire the best is what distinguishes premier companies from mediocre firms and successful...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources What America Does Right http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-america-does-right <div>Author: Waterman, Robert H.</div> <div>Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company</div> <div>Published Date: 1994</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A manager’s job is to lead and recognize that the needs of the business and the needs of the employee are inextricably linked. Individuals have an intrinsic need to feel in control, to believe in the value of one’s...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Managing With Integrity http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-integrity <div>Author: Watson, Charles E.</div> <div>Publisher: Praeger</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The major theme of <strong>Managing With Integrity </strong>is that a flawless existence is of little use if it fails to produce something of lasting value. This approach explains various dimensions of character and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Keeping the Best http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/keeping-best <div>Author: Yate, Martin John</div> <div>Publisher: Bob Adams, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Keeping the Best </strong>gives practical, user-friendly advice on making the workplace more humane and productive, which shows how to hold on to the invaluable people who bring success to the corporation....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Danger in the Comfort Zone http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/danger-comfort-zone <div>Author: Bardwick, Judith M.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 1995</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>While the attitude of Entitlement still exists in business and society, reinvention, reengineering, downsizing, rightsizing, delayering, etc., have put pressure on most organizations, both in the private sector and in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Teaching the Elephant to Dance http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/teaching-elephant-dance <div>Author: Belasco, James A.</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The active leader identifies the need to change and quickly develops a new strategic approach that contains three elements: (1) the repositioning of products/services to build competitive advantage, (2) talented people...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources FutureScope http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/futurescope <div>Author: Cappo, Joe</div> <div>Publisher: Longman Financial Services Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The U.S. is a pluralistic society, more diverse than any other country, and it is this very diversity that molds the unique American personality. As the nation matures, people tend to become more alike, but the flow of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The 5 Patterns of Extraordinary Careers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/5-patterns-extraordinary-careers <div>Author: Citrin, James M. | Smith, Richard A.</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Business</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many believe that a successful career is the result of dumb luck, good timing, political savvy, good business and/or social connections, high levels of intelligence, brown nosing, and/or unethical behavior. However,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources We Are All Self-Employed http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/we-are-all-self-employed <div>Author: Hakim, Cliff</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>This second edition of Cliff Hakim’s bestseller, <strong>We Are All Self-Employed</strong>, is not about starting a business. It is instead, about challenging and influencing our beliefs about work - an empowering...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Telecommuting http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/telecommuting <div>Author: Kugelmass, Joel</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1995</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The experiences of many public and private organizations throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Japan have shown that flexible work is an effective management strategy for organizations in every sector. Joel...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Paycheck Disruption http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/paycheck-disruption <div>Author: Lacey, Dan</div> <div>Publisher: Hippocrene Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1988</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>More than half of us would run out of money in approximately three months if we lost our jobs, yet we still involve ourselves in long-term financial commitments on the strength of the regular paycheck. Job disruptions...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Artful Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/artful-work <div>Author: Richards, Dick</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 1995</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Issues that the business world now believes to be important, such as values, empowerment, service, quality, and environmental responsibility, are matters of feeling and spirit. Although most people acknowledge that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources HR from the Heart http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hr-heart <div>Author: Sartain, Libby | Finney, Martha I.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Sartain, talented human resource professionals can build rewarding careers that are consistent with their personal values while, simultaneously, growing world-class organizations and having a positive...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Critical Edge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/critical-edge <div>Author: Weisinger, Hendrie</div> <div>Publisher: Little, Brown & Company</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Criticism has its roots in philosophy and art. Coined by Aristotle, the word originally meant "able to discern or judge accordingly." Criticism was seen as an intellectual activity based on well-defined criteria,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources He Works She Works http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/he-works-she-works <div>Author: Carter, Jaine | Carter, James D.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 1995</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The fact that the dynamics of the workplace ultimately alter the dynamics of personal relationships creates challenges that couples need to meet if both partners hope to enjoy life while pursuing their goals. This book...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Time Management for Teams http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/time-management-teams <div>Author: Douglass, Merrill E. | Douglass, Donna N.</div> <div>Publisher: Amacom</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The authors go beyond traditional time management which usually targets the individual, and applies the theory to teams and the issue of temperament. It is a matter of enlarging the individual’s perspective so he or...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The 8 Practices of Exceptional Companies http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/8-practices-exceptional-companies <div>Author: Fitz-Enz, Jac</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 1997</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Business executives have always been on a quest for effective management practices, wanting to know how well the competition is doing, what it is doing, and how it is doing it. Thus, best practice research has also...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Developing the Global Organization http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/developing-global-organization <div>Author: Moran, Robert T. | Harris, Philip R. | Stripp, William G.</div> <div>Publisher: Gulf Publishing Company</div> <div>Published Date: 1993</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>An examination of the emerging role of the human resource professional as a global manager. The authors outline the context within which today ’s HR professional must operate, the skills they must develop, and the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Performance Consulting http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/performance-consulting <div>Author: Robinson, Dana Gaines | Robinson, James C.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 1995</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Performance Consulting </strong>provides both a conceptual framework and specific techniques for making the transition from the role of Traditional Trainer to the role of Performance Consultant. The authors...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Maximizing Employee Productivity http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/maximizing-employee-productivity <div>Author: Sibson, Robert E.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 1994</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Maximizing Employee Productivity </strong>is a practical, results-oriented approach to improving employee effectiveness. Using his employee productivity (EP) process of productivity management, Sibson explains...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Women Breaking Through http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/women-breaking-through <div>Author: Swiss, Deborah J.</div> <div>Publisher: Peterson's/Pacesetter Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1996</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Deborah J. Swiss began researching Women Breaking Through with the intention of showcasing organizations that are making a real effort to remove the career roadblocks faced by women at work. But only 17 percent of the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Toxic Workplace! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/toxic-workplace <div>Author: Kusy, Mitchell | Holloway, Elizabeth</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Ask employees at any company and you will find a vast majority of them have worked with a “toxic” employee. They go by many names: control freaks, narcissists, manipulators, bullies, or humiliators, but the result of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Evidence-Based Training Methods http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/evidence-based-training-methods <div>Author: Clark, Ruth Colvin</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the education community, a useful body of research evidence related to training development and delivery has emerged only in the last 20 years. With that evidence, training practitioners now have a better idea of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Why Women Mean Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/why-women-mean-business <div>Author: Wittenberg-Cox, Avivah | Maitland, Alison</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to the authors of <strong>Why Women Mean Business</strong>, the influence of women in the workplace and the marketplace is changing everything, and the changes are desirable rather than threatening. Utilizing...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Managing Hispanic and Latino Employees http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-hispanic-and-latino-employees <div>Author: Nevaer, Louis E. V.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Louis Nevaer’s <strong>Managing Hispanic and Latino Employees </strong>is a practical guide to navigating cultural issues in the workplace. The book offers advice on managing a diverse workforce at each stage of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Talent Advantage http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/talent-advantage <div>Author: Weiss, Alan | MacKay, Nancy</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>One of the biggest challenges facing business today is finding, grooming, and retaining the best and the brightest hires. Many organizations choose to assign this responsibility to the human resources department, but...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources HR Transformation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hr-transformation <div>Author: Ulrich, Dave | Allen, Justin | Brockbank, Wayne | Younger, Jon | Nyman, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to the authors of <strong>HR Transformation</strong>, “a true HR transformation is an integrated, aligned, innovative, and business-focused approach to redefining how HR work is done within an organization so...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Getting to Resolution http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/getting-resolution <div>Author: Levine, Stewart</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In traditional models of conflict resolution, disagreeing parties are pitted against one another in a highly adversarial win/lose scenario. According to Stewart Levine, author of <strong>Getting to Resolution...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Keeping the Millennials http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/keeping-millennials <div>Author: Sujansky, Joanne G | Ferri-Reed, Jan</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For the first time in history, corporate managers face the challenge of managing four generations at once: the Matures, Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y (the Millennials). As Boomers get ready to retire en...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Not Everyone Gets a Trophy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/not-everyone-gets-trophy <div>Author: Tulgan, Bruce</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As members of Generation Y enter the workforce in ever-increasing numbers, they bring with them a new set of attitudes that can present unique challenges to their managers, many of whom come from older generations. It...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Rethinking Retention in Good Times and Bad http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/rethinking-retention-good-times-and-bad <div>Author: Finnegan, Richard P.</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Studies indicate that employee turnover costs anywhere from 12 to 40 percent of a company’s pretax income, making turnover a critical issue for executives in all industries. Turnover is especially important in poor...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Games at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/games-work <div>Author: Goldstein, Mauricio | Read, Philip</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Every company engages in some form of game play, whether knowingly or not, yet most companies do not understand the detriment these games can have on productivity and profitability. In <strong>Games at Work</strong>,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Fifth Discipline http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fifth-discipline <div>Author: Senge, Peter M.</div> <div>Publisher: Broadway Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Fifth Discipline</strong>, Peter M. Senge explores how an organization’s capacity to learn can be enhanced by the practice of five disciplines. The first discipline is personal mastery; it is a personal...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Beyond the Babble http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/beyond-babble <div>Author: Matha, Bob | Boehm, Macy</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Communication is one of the most important tools leaders can use to focus their employees on understanding, embracing, and delivering a company’s strategy. However, most individuals reach positions of leadership...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Terrorism and Disaster Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/terrorism-and-disaster-management <div>Author: McGlown, K. Joanne</div> <div>Publisher: Health Administration Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/health-care">Health Care</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the years following September 11, 2001, communities around the world have scrambled to address the threat of terrorism and protect themselves from its occurrence. Public healthcare in the United States is slowly...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Other Kind of Smart http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/other-kind-smart <div>Author: Deutschendorf, Harvey</div> <div>Publisher: Amacom</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In his book <strong>The Other Kind of Smart</strong>, Harvey Deutschendorf shows that emotional intelligence can be more important than general intelligence when determining an individual’s personal and professional...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Winning the Global Talent Showdown http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/winning-global-talent-showdown <div>Author: Gordon, Edward E.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The world will soon face a massive talent shortage, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Every nation in the world will be uniquely affected by this crisis, and each will...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Talent Is Never Enough http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/talent-never-enough <div>Author: Maxwell, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>We frequently attribute great accomplishments to great talent. However, if success depends on talent alone, then why do we all know talented people who are not successful? In <strong>Talent Is Never Enough</strong>,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Corporate Transformation of Health Care http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/corporate-transformation-health-care <div>Author: Geyman, John P.</div> <div>Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/health-care">Health Care</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The health care system in the United States is entering a period of transition as reform efforts stand to affect the entire industry over the next few years. In <strong>The Corporate Transformation of Health Care...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Truth About Health Care http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/truth-about-health-care <div>Author: Mechanic, David</div> <div>Publisher: Rutgers University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/health-care">Health Care</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In his book <strong>The Truth About Health Care</strong>, David Mechanic explores the challenges facing the United States in providing adequate health care for its citizens and the factors hindering large-scale reform...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Computer Fraud Casebook http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/computer-fraud-casebook <div>Author: Wells, Joseph T.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Fraud-an act of deception practiced in order to secure personal gain - has been a longstanding threat for business owners. Rapid advances in computers, however, have propelled the issue of computer fraud into the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources A Manager's Guide to Coaching http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managers-guide-coaching <div>Author: Emerson, Brian | Loehr, Anne</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In A Manager's Guide to Coaching, authors Brian Emerson and Anne Loehr operate under the premise that without engaging employees on a human level which responds to a coach's leadership, workplace production and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Emotional Intelligence for Managing Results in a Diverse World http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/emotional-intelligence-managing-results-diverse-world <div>Author: Gardenswartz, Lee | Cherbosque, Jorge | Rowe, Anita</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Over the past decade, emotional intelligence has been recognized more and more as a critical underpinning of success both on and off the job. It has become even more important as work environments have become...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Leadership Solutions http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-solutions <div>Author: Weiss, David S. | Molinaro, Vince | Davey, Liane</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Organizations often struggle to build the leadership capacity necessary to thrive in an ever-changing global business environment. In fact, leadership development may be one of the biggest challenges facing businesses...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Trophy Kids Grow Up http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/trophy-kids-grow <div>Author: Alsop, Ron</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The millennial generation – comprised of individuals born between 1980 and 2001 – is shaking up the workplace. A polarizing generation that is both admired and critiqued, millennials are serious about changing work...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Investing In People http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/investing-people <div>Author: Cascio, Wayne | Boudreau, John</div> <div>Publisher: FT Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Decisions about talent, human capital, and organizational effectiveness are increasingly central to the strategic success of virtually all organizations. Unfortunately, these decisions are often addressed with limited...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Leadership and the Sexes http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-and-sexes <div>Author: Gurian, Michael | Annis, Barbara</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Gender differences are apparent in all facets of life, and work settings are no exception. Some companies ignore these differences, breeding miscommunication and misunderstanding. Other companies work to become gender...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Engagement Is Not Enough http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/engagement-not-enough <div>Author: Ayers, Keith E.</div> <div>Publisher: Elevate</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Engagement Is Not Enough</strong>, Keith Ayers details the steps companies must take to engage with their employees and inspire passionate team participation. Managers of teams large and small will learn how...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Three Signs of a Miserable Job http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/three-signs-miserable-job <div>Author: Lencioni, Patrick</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Miserable jobs – those that breed deep cynicism, unhappiness, and frustration – exist across all industries and status levels. Unfortunately, far too many employees experience job misery each day. Not only can this...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Talent http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/talent <div>Author: Edward E. Lawler III</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Although human capital is potentially the most powerful source of competitive advantage, in today’s global business environment, it is becoming increasingly difficult to design organizations that can turn talent into...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Divide or Conquer http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/divide-or-conquer <div>Author: McLain Smith, Diana</div> <div>Publisher: Portfolio</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Teams are only as strong as their weakest relationships. How well and how quickly they make decisions, inspire innovation, tackle performance problems, or learn from mistakes depends on the strength of the team. Since...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Coaching Corporate MVPs http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/coaching-corporate-mvps <div>Author: Butteriss, Margaret</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For clues to finding success in the changing global marketplace, smart CEOs need only look to the world of sports, says author Margaret Butteriss in her book "Coaching Corporate MVPs. " Just like on the basketball...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Built to Serve http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/built-serve <div>Author: Sanders, Dan J.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Because today's prevailing global business culeadershiplture is broken, a radical transformation is needed that will reshape our present understanding of the true purpose of work. It begins, says Dan Sanders, CEO of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Manager's Guide to Rewards http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managers-guide-rewards <div>Author: Jensen, Doug | Stark, Mel | McMullen, Tom</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most books written about compensation and rewards are targeted at human resource professionals. But with more and more frontline managers making decisions about employee rewards, practical guidance is needed about how...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Working Relationships http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/working-relationships <div>Author: Wall, Bob</div> <div>Publisher: Davies Black</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Being able to work with people is one of the most important factors in determining success on the job. The things that we need to improve our jobs are only a conversation away. Ideas go unexpressed or unheard because...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Deciding Who Leads http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/deciding-who-leads <div>Author: McCool, Joseph Daniel</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Because of the inherent risks and rewards of attracting senior management, leadership recruitment and succession planning are at the top of the agenda for growth-minded corporations. Organizations' futures are...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Igniting Gen B and Gen V http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/igniting-gen-b-and-gen-v <div>Author: Ahlrichs, Nancy S.</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>To compete in today’s marketplace, corporations need to develop employees that do more than just show up every day to work: employees need to be engaged in their work. Unfortunately, companies have historically...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Leaders at All Levels http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leaders-all-levels <div>Author: Charan, Ram</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Leaders at All Levels</strong>, Ram Charan addresses a growing problem in business—the shortage of leaders who are prepared to face today’s complex business environment. Many companies struggle to find...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Becoming an Extraordinary Manager http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/becoming-extraordinary-manager <div>Author: Sandler, Len</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most jobs in the business world come with a set of easily recognizable attributes: a desk, a paycheck, and a manager. While the first two are easily dealt with by most, the third can make an otherwise fulfilling job...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Executive Coaching for Results http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/executive-coaching-results <div>Author: Underhill, Brian O. | McAnnally, Kimcee | Koriath, John J.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Increasingly, corporations are turning to coaching to develop their executive leadership. As a field of study and practice, coaching is less than a decade old, so there is little information available about when and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Power of Body Language http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-body-language <div>Author: Reiman, Tonya</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Research in the fields of psychology, anthropology, linguistics, and sociology has found that as much as 93 percent of interpersonal communication is nonverbal, and these nonverbal signals are the most honest and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources I Didn't See it Coming http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/i-didnt-see-it-coming <div>Author: Widmann, Nancy C. | Eisenman, Elaine J. | Kopelan, Amy Dorn</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The organizational landscape has undergone so many transformations over the last decade that thousands of talented professionals who managed to thrive through all sorts of difficulty have suddenly found themselves the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Practical Intelligence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/practical-intelligence <div>Author: Albrecht, Karl</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Determining that IQ, as a singular measure of competence, could no longer be supported, Harvard professor, Howard Gardner, proposed (in Frames of Mind, 1985) a range of key competencies, which he calls multiple...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Egonomics http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/egonomics <div>Author: Noltemeyer, Amity</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When people hear the word “ego,” they invariably think of negative characteristics. Self-centeredness, selfishness, and arrogance are some of the terms that typically come to mind. However, ego also has a positive...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources True North http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/true-north <div>Author: George, Bill | Sims, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>True North</strong>, the sequel to Bill George’s 2003 bestseller Authentic Leadership, readers are shown how to follow their <em><strong>“True North,”</strong></em> their internal compass that will guide...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Motivating the "What's In It For Me?" Workforce http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/motivating-whats-it-me-workforce <div>Author: Marston, Cam</div> <div>Publisher: </div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>No matter who you are, it seems, your place in the generational chain dictates not only how you work, but how disconnected you are from all other groups - older and younger. Though one might say that this is simply the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Opt-Out Revolt http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/opt-out-revolt <div>Author: Mainiero, Lisa A. | Sullivan, Sherry E.</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>More and more highly talented employees – particularly women – are leaving the traditional workforce in a trend termed the “opt-out” phenomenon. Some of these individuals pursue careers outside traditional corporate...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Hot Spots http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hot-spots <div>Author: Gratton, Lynda</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Gratton, Hot Spots are places and times—workplaces, teams, departments, companies, factories, cities, industries, coffee shops, hallways, and/or conferences—where people work in exceptionally creative and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources A Manager's Guide to Improving Workplace Performance http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managers-guide-improving-workplace-performance <div>Author: Chevalier, Roger</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>At one time or another, most managers have experienced dissatisfaction with their employees' performance. Despite the strong temptation to fall prey to the assumption that poor performance is a result of unchangeable...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Go Put Your Strengths to Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/go-put-your-strengths-work <div>Author: Buckingham, Marcus</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Beginning with First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths, Marcus Buckingham posited the idea that, because excellence is not the opposite of failure, all that can be learned from mistakes are the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Adversity Advantage http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/adversity-advantage <div>Author: Stoltz, Paul G. | Weihenmayer, Erik</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Adversity Advantage</strong>, authors Paul Stoltz and Erik Weihenmayer use the metaphor of the Seven Summits to represent the inspiration and challenge inherent in harnessing adversity. At each Summit,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Talent IQ http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/talent-iq <div>Author: Murphy, Emmett C.</div> <div>Publisher: Adams Media</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Sustained organizational success relies on the ability to recruit and retain the best talent. At the same time, skillful management of top talent can determine the success or failure of that individual’s career. The...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources What Got You Here Won't Get You There http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-got-you-here-wont-get-you-there <div>Author: Goldsmith, Marshall | Reiter, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: Hyperion Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>There are some leaders who go through life without the need for a career roadmap. Marshall Goldsmith describes these people as “grounded” and as “role models and heroes.” Goldsmith sees his role as helping successful...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Carrot Principle http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/carrot-principle <div>Author: Gostick, Adrian | Elton, Chester</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Numerous organizations employ business leaders who set clear goals, communicate openly, treat people fairly, hold them accountable, and create trusting relationships. However, there’s often something critical missing....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Online Learning Today http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/online-learning-today <div>Author: Shea-Schultz, Heather | Fogarty, John</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Online learning (i.e., e-learning, iLearning, online training, Web-based training, "webucation," etc.), the union of education and the Internet, is an ever-evolving system, which has altered the way companies do...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Emotional Intelligence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/emotional-intelligence <div>Author: Goleman, Daniel</div> <div>Publisher: Bantam Dell</div> <div>Published Date: 1995</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When people with high IQ flounder, and those of modest IQ do relatively well, it can be argued that the difference is that people are being judged in a new way -- not by being smart but by how they manage themselves...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The New American Workplace http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/new-american-workplace <div>Author: O'Toole, James | Lawler III, Edward E.</div> <div>Publisher: Palgrave MacMillian</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In 1972, the U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare formed a task force, chaired by James O’Toole, to evaluate the state of working conditions in the country. The ensuing report, Working in America (1973),...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Diversity: Leaders Not Labels http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/diversity-leaders-not-labels <div>Author: Graham, Stedman</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As technology brings people closer together, our environment becomes more diverse. And while workers from all backgrounds are merging into the global marketplace, businesses are being challenged by a shortage of talent...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Strategic Hiring http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/strategic-hiring <div>Author: Blakesley, Stephen J.</div> <div>Publisher: Stephen J. Blakesley</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For many managers, hiring the right person is more art than science, and they either follow their instincts or stick stubbornly to a tried and true process. In today’s business climate, instincts and tried and true may...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Productive Narcissist http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/productive-narcissist <div>Author: Maccoby, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Broadway Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For our age of rapid social and economic change, author Michael Maccoby proposes a new paradigm of leadership, one that is based on a classic Freudian personality trait – narcissism. Challenging prevailing theories of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Corporate Culture Handbook http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/corporate-culture-handbook <div>Author: O'Donovan, Gabrielle</div> <div>Publisher: The Liffey Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to O’Donovan, CEOs must face three major challenges in the 21st century: driving change, managing corporate culture so as to reverse the increasing occurrences of corporate malfeasance, and meeting market...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Succeed on Your Own Terms http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/succeed-your-own-terms <div>Author: Greenberg, Herb | Sweeney, Patrick</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>All successful individuals maintain a defining quality that sets them apart, and often, a clear vision of their own success. Those who know what motivates people and who have a clear sense of purpose and meaning in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Enthusiastic Employee http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/enthusiastic-employee <div>Author: Sirota, David | Mischkind, Louis A. | Meltzer, Michael Irwin</div> <div>Publisher: Pearson Education, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Companies must pay attention to their bottom lines, but many companies lose sight of the fact that paying attention to their employees will positively impact their bottom line. What motivates employees to perform, to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Next Level http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/next-level <div>Author: Eblin, Scott</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>40 percent of new executives fail in their positions within eighteen months of promotion. Could it be that CEOs and executive teams have chosen the wrong person for the job nearly half the time? Scott Eblin doesn’t...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The DNA of Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/dna-leadership <div>Author: Glaser, Judith E.</div> <div>Publisher: Adams Media</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The DNA of Leadership</strong>, which follows her successful <strong>Creating WE</strong>, author Judith Glaser identifies the seven leadership practices that can re-shape an organization into a culture that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Power Mentoring http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-mentoring <div>Author: Ensher, Ellen E. | Murphy, Susan E.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Today, few employees spend their entire career at one company. Some people move from company to company in search of raises and promotions; while some move from project to project. Employment patterns have also changed...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/six-disciplines-breakthrough-learning <div>Author: Wick, Calhoun | Pollock, Roy | Jefferson, Andrew | Flanagan, Richard</div> <div>Publisher: Pfeiffer</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Training and development is often viewed as expendable, a department that is nice to have when times are good, but one that organizations can do without when times are bad. This line of reasoning exists because many...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Ten Faces of Innovation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/ten-faces-innovation <div>Author: Kelley, Thomas | Littman, Jonathan</div> <div>Publisher: Currency Doubleday</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Tom Kelley (The Art of Innovation), individuals, who assume the role of Devil’s Advocate, can be some of the most potent destroyers of innovation in a corporation. These ubiquitous idea wreckers cloak...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Measure of a Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/measure-leader <div>Author: Daniels, Aubrey C. | Daniels, James E.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most leadership guides today select the traits and techniques of individual successful leaders and then present them as universal truths that can be passed on to others aspiring to leadership.&nbsp;In <strong>Measure...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Social Intelligence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/social-intelligence <div>Author: Albrecht, Karl</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Having pondered why some people with very high IQ scores fail miserably in their personal lives, Harvard professor Howard Gardner, concluded that the concept of “intelligence,” as a singular measure of competence,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Flight Capital http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/flight-capital <div>Author: Heenan, David</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The U.S. has always been known to attract the world’s best and brightest—talented immigrants who have created the vast wealth and intellectual capital that have contributed so abundantly to America’s technological and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Nobodies to Somebodies http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/nobodies-somebodies <div>Author: Han, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: Penguin Group Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Nobodies to Somebodies </strong>is a fascinating peek into the early lives and career decisions of one hundred of the most influential leaders in the world today. The interviewees include an amazing variety of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Creating WE http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/creating-we <div>Author: Glaser, Judith E.</div> <div>Publisher: Platinum Press Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Glaser, organizations lose their spirit, become mediocre, and die when they fall prey to what she calls the self-serving I-centric behaviors of control, blame, resignation, attachment to the past,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Lost Knowledge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lost-knowledge <div>Author: DeLong, David W.</div> <div>Publisher: Oxford University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The fact that baby boomers are retiring is probably news to no one. What is not widely publicized is that employees who have spent their entire career, or most of their career, with one company or organization, are...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Lion Taming http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lion-taming <div>Author: Katz, Steven L.</div> <div>Publisher: SourceBooks, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Lion Taming</strong>, Steven Katz, former advisor to four U.S. senators and senior advisor to leaders and executives spanning the realms of business, non-profits, politics, and government, uses the analogy...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Leadership Gap http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-gap <div>Author: Weiss, David S. | Molinaro, Vince</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Canada Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Because leaders must shape their organizations, build teams, drive results, and inspire their employees to deliver value, leadership is a critical source of competitive advantage in today’s economy. However, Weiss and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Managing Across Cultures http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-across-cultures <div>Author: Solomon, Charlene M. | Schell, Michael S.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Today’s business world has become so interconnected that most businesspeople now regularly work with colleagues, customers, or suppliers from other cultures. Not everyone in the world shares American attitudes toward...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources A Whole New Mind http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/whole-new-mind <div>Author: Pink, Daniel</div> <div>Publisher: Riverhead</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>A Whole New Mind</strong>, Daniel Pink describes a new era already underway in the global economy - the Conceptual Age. Success in this new era calls for a set of skills and talents that have been largely...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Organizational Culture and Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/organizational-culture-and-leadership <div>Author: Schein, Edgar H.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Culture is to a group what personality is to an individual. Edgar Schein, in this his third edition of the classic, <strong>Organizational Culture and Leadership</strong>, delves deeper into the origins and evolution...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The One Thing You Need to Know http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/one-thing-you-need-know <div>Author: Buckingham, Marcus</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In his first best seller, First, Break All the Rules, Buckingham, breaking with conventional wisdom, offered managers valuable guidelines on how to avoid the mistake of coercing their employees into overcoming their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources A Journey Into the Heroic Environment http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/journey-heroic-environment <div>Author: Lebow, Rob</div> <div>Publisher: Select Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>A Journey into the Heroic Environment</strong>, Lebow contends that, the secret to job satisfaction is the way an individual treats others and how that conduct causes others to treat the individual. Over the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The New Workforce http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/new-workforce <div>Author: Hankin, Harriet</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Kohler</div> <div>Published Date: 1995</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The difference between the market value of a publicly held company and its official net value is the value of its intangible assets. In most companies, the value of these assets exceeds the value of tangible holdings....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Great Motivation Secrets of Great Leaders http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/great-motivation-secrets-great-leaders <div>Author: Baldoni, John</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Motivation is an authentic trait of leadership. While many have written before about motivation and leadership, <strong>Great Motivation Secrets of Great Leaders </strong>simplifies, by example, ways in which great...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Building the Bridge As You Walk On It http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/building-bridge-you-walk-it <div>Author: Quinn, Robert E.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>"Building the Bridge as You Walk on It" is Robert Quinn’s final book in the trilogy focusing on personal change and organizational leadership that began with "Deep Change" in 1996. In "Deep Change," Quinn teaches that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Crucial Conversations http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/crucial-conversations <div>Author: Patterson, Kerry | Grenny, Joseph | McMillan, Ron | Switzler, Al</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Crucial conversations happen to everyone. They are the conversations that affect the quality of our lives, whether in the personal or the professional realm. Crucial conversations are those in which opinions vary, in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Creativity in Virtual Teams http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/creativity-virtual-teams <div>Author: Nemiro, Jill E.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Written by Jill Nemiro—an expert in organizational and team creativity—Creativity in Virtual Teams offers readers a model for achieving high levels of creativity in a virtual environment. As a result of global...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Leveraging The New Human Capital http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leveraging-new-human-capital <div>Author: Burud, Sandra | Tumolo, Marie</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Burud and Tumolo, people live and work differently today than they did in the past. Because employees no longer have the “invisible” support of the home-based partner who backed workers of the Industrial...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Crucial Confrontations http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/crucial-confrontations <div>Author: Patterson, Kerry | Grenny, Joseph | McMillan, Ron | Switzler, Al</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Behind the problems that plague organizations are individuals who cannot, or will not, deal with broken promises and violated expectations. The problems often involve broken rules, missed deadlines, and simply...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Power of We http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-we <div>Author: Tisch, Jonathan M.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Jonathan Tisch, Chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels and one of the nation's most influential corporate executives, understands the power of partnerships in achieving success. Although he developed his leadership...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Managers Not MBAs http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managers-not-mbas <div>Author: Mintzberg, Henry</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Mintzberg, management education is really business education, offering specialized training in the functions of business rather than general education in the practice of managing. As a result, thousands of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Social Power and the CEO http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/social-power-and-ceo <div>Author: Jaques, Elliott</div> <div>Publisher: Quorum Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Jaques, everyone’s ideas about human nature at work are clouded by serious, invasive misconceptions that have continually fueled the development of ill-advised managerial leadership systems. Drawing on...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Communication Catalyst http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/communication-catalyst <div>Author: Connolly, Mickey | Rianoshek, Richard</div> <div>Publisher: Dearborn Trade Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Co-authors Mickey Connolly and Richard Rianoshek do something extraordinary in the introduction of <strong>The Communication Catalyst</strong>. They make a promise. If readers take the time to read, understand, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Face It http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/face-it <div>Author: Horn, Art</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Fear comes in many different—and often disguised—forms. In addition to preventing many from achieving the levels of professional success of which they are capable, fear is also the root cause of most conflict in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Legacy Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/legacy-leader <div>Author: Lopez, Anthony</div> <div>Publisher: 1st Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Because of recent events in our society, especially in the world of business, many no longer expect leaders, in any arena, to be people of integrity, but accept flawed character as business as usual and of no real...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Beyond Neutrality http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/beyond-neutrality <div>Author: Mayer, Bernard S.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>After a journey toward acceptance and establishment over the last quarter century, conflict resolution, as a professional practice, is now facing a crisis. In large part, this is because it has not addressed conflict...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Building A Knowledge-Driven Organization http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/building-knowledge-driven-organization <div>Author: Buckman, Robert H.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>If knowledge is power, then knowledge shared is knowledge multiplied. For many years, the knowledge that Buckman Laboratories, an international specialty chemical company in business since 1945, brought to its...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Grow Your Own Leaders http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/grow-your-own-leaders <div>Author: Byham, William C. | Smith, Audrey B. | Paese, Matthew J.</div> <div>Publisher: Financial Times Prentice Hall</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Byham, Smith, and Paese, at a time when leadership is increasingly important to the success of organizations, an increasing amount of companies face a serious shortage of leaders at both the executive and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Absolute Honesty http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/absolute-honesty <div>Author: Johnson, Larry | Phillips, Bob</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>With shocking revelations of deliberate corporate dishonesty and manipulation appearing almost daily in the media, many are beginning to wonder if the realities of business and the concept of integrity are, by...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Cycles http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/cycles <div>Author: Dychtwald, Maddy</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In past generations, when the average human life span was much shorter, people journeyed along a predictable, linear, chronological path that ran through birth, education, work, marriage, childrearing, retirement, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Innovative Reward Systems for the Changing Workplace http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/innovative-reward-systems-changing-workplace <div>Author: Wilson, Thomas B.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Rosabeth Moss Kanter, in her foreword to the first edition of <strong>Innovative Reward Systems for the Changing Workplace</strong>, organizations must be more focused, faster, more flexible, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Power of Minds at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-minds-work <div>Author: Albrecht, Karl</div> <div>Publisher: Amacom</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Albrecht’s Law, "Intelligent people, when assembled into an organization, will tend toward collective stupidity." This, says the author, is a situation that is all too common throughout business and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Support Economy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/support-economy <div>Author: Zuboff, Shoshana | Maxmin, James</div> <div>Publisher: Viking Penguin India</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Zuboff and Maxmin, the past 50 years have seen the rise of a new breed of individual, that has, over time, changed more than the organizations upon which it depends. These new individuals, in their search...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Impact Hiring http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/impact-hiring <div>Author: Ball, Frederick W. | Ball, Barbara B.</div> <div>Publisher: Prentice Hall Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Today's business world is characterized by fierce competition, as organizations jockey to become the most innovative, grab the largest market share, gain the most revenue, and realize the biggest profits. And, because...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Inclusion Breakthrough http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/inclusion-breakthrough <div>Author: Miller, Frederick A. | Katz, Judith H.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Although most Fortune 500 companies have some kind of diversity program, Miller and Katz believe that the majority have been unsuccessful because of what they call diversity in a box restrictive policies, practices,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Managers as Mentors http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managers-mentors-0 <div>Author: Bell, Chip R.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the contemporary workplace, where the requirement for learning is constant, the traditional boss-subordinate relationship is rapidly becoming obsolete. The old authoritarian, patriarchal leader/manager model is...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Collaborative Approaches to Resolving Conflict http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/collaborative-approaches-resolving-conflict <div>Author: Isenhart, Myra Warren | Spangle, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Sage Publications</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Conflict is intrinsic to daily modern life an inescapable part of family, organizational, and societal dynamics. However, the increase of violence in families, schools, communities, and workplaces, and the rapid...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources When Teams Work Best http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/when-teams-work-best <div>Author: LaFasto, Frank | Larson, Carl</div> <div>Publisher: Sage Publications</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>During the past several decades, the trend toward collaborative teamwork has grown tremendously. Teams can be found everywhere in the public and private sectors, and they come in many forms--executive teams, management...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Passion Plan at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/passion-plan-work <div>Author: Chang, Richard | Smith, Fred</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Everyone enjoys something, but that "something" is usually not the job. This is unfortunate because a job consumes a large portion of an adult’s life, and spending countless hours toiling at a career that is neither...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources High Performance HR http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/high-performance-hr <div>Author: Weiss, David S.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In order to reinvent themselves for the New Economy, companies are beginning to shed outdated processes and unprofitable lines of business. Given this new order, Human Resources is in danger of extinction if it...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Free Agent Nation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/free-agent-nation <div>Author: Pink, Daniel H.</div> <div>Publisher: Warner Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>William Whyte’s “Organization Man”-“[The] ones of our middle class who have left home, spiritually as well as physically, to take the vows of organization life …who are the mind and soul of our great self-perpetuating...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Breakthrough Creativity http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/breakthrough-creativity <div>Author: Levesque, Lynne C.</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Levesque, many people fail to believe they are creative because their skills are not those that they often associate with creativity-musical/artistic ability or scientific genius, for example. In reality,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Managing Interactively http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-interactively <div>Author: Boone, Mary E.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Conventional wisdom understands fully that technology can help CEOs, executives, and managers communicate and lead; that it can transform corporate cultures; and that it can turn hierarchies upside down. But, what is...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Love the Work You're With http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/love-work-youre <div>Author: Whiteley, Richard C.</div> <div>Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Everyone is inspired by highly successful people who enjoy their work and do their jobs with verve and enthusiasm. However, the fear and uncertainty that can be created by ever-changing circumstances in the business...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The ROI of Human Capital http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/roi-human-capital <div>Author: Fitz-enz, Jac</div> <div>Publisher: Amacom</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Although current conventional wisdom says that people (human capital), rather than money, facilities, or equipment, are the lifeblood assets of any business, still there is no reliable means of quantifying the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Working Life http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/working-life <div>Author: Ciulla, Joanne B.</div> <div>Publisher: Times Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Americans live in a work-oriented society where, even though there is more freedom, flexibility, convenience, and efficiency, work determines the lives of most individuals. It is a culture of paradox that celebrates...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Arc of Ambition http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/arc-ambition <div>Author: Champy, James | Nohria, Nitin</div> <div>Publisher: Perseus Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Everyone has a dream that, for most, translates into a modest goal. However, some individuals are so driven that they are able to turn their dreams into spectacular achievements that forever change the world around...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Generations At Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/generations-work <div>Author: Zemke, Ron | Raines, Claire | Filipczak, Bob</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The late 1990s are unique in that four different generations (Veterans, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and Nexters-born 1980 on) have converged upon the workplace at the same time, each with their own set of work ethics, set...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The New Organizational Wealth http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/new-organizational-wealth <div>Author: Sveiby, Karl Erick</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Kohler</div> <div>Published Date: 1997</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The difference between the market value of a publicly held company and its official net value is the value of its intangible assets. In most companies, the value of these assets exceeds the value of tangible holdings....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Managers as Facilitators http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managers-facilitators <div>Author: Weaver, Richard G. | Farrell, John D.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 1997</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The workplace is changing to such an extent that the amount of work demanded is more than individuals working alone can produce. The need for people to work together has lead to the creation of a great number of groups...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources In Search of Excess http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/search-excess <div>Author: Crystal, Graef S.1</div> <div>Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The revelation of how and why CEO compensation in the United States has grown astronomically in contrast to the pay of CEOs of other industrialized nations. Furthermore, <strong>In Search of Excess </strong>provides a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Achieving Total Quality Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/achieving-total-quality-management <div>Author: Perigord, Michel</div> <div>Publisher: Productivity Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Achieving Total Quality Management</strong> is a compact guide to the concepts, methods, and techniques for achieving Total Quality. Written by French quality expert, Périgord, this book (originally published...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Reducing Employee Theft http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/reducing-employee-theft <div>Author: Snyder, Neil H.1,2 | Broome Jr., O. Whitfield3 | Kehoe, William J.4,5 | McIntyre Jr., James T.6 | Blair, Karen E.7</div> <div>Publisher: Quorum Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Theft combines a well-documented report of several serious studies and a review of the professional literature. Its simple direct language and natural conversational style make if accessible to the widest audience....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Workforce America! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/workforce-america <div>Author: Loden, Marilyn | Rosener, Judy B.</div> <div>Publisher: Business One/Irwin</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In Workforce America, the authors contend that-contrary to what some believe-managing diversity as an asset does not require expertise in cultural differences. The only prerequisite is a framework for analyzing the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources Why This Horse Won't Drink http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/why-horse-wont-drink <div>Author: Matejka, Ken</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Why This Horse Won’t Drink</strong>, Matejka explicitly states that employee happiness is not the issue, that it is not the manager’s job to make it happen. Management’s function is to set performance at the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Work of Nations http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/work-nations <div>Author: Reich, Robert B.</div> <div>Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Work of Nations</strong>, the concept of borderless nations draws a sharp distinction between societies and economies. Reich contends that corporations and investors are becoming disconnected from their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources The Invisible Work Force http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/invisible-work-force <div>Author: Lozano, Beverly</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The woman who sews pockets in her home in Italy, the family that sells groceries from the window of their house in Chile, and the Silicon Valley computer programmer who uses her spare bedroom to write programs for a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Human Resources