Best Upcoming Human Resources Books of December 2016

  • Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace
    Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the WorkplaceIncivility is silently chipping away at people, organizations, and our economy. Ultimately incivility cuts the bottom line. In MASTERING CIVILITY, Christine Porath shows how people can enhance their influence and effectiveness with civility.
  • The Learning Economy and the Economics of Hope (Anthem Studies in Innovation and Development) [Read online]
    The Learning Economy and the Economics of Hope (Anthem Studies in Innovation and Development).
  • Managing Transitions, 25th anniversary edition: Making the Most of Change
    Managing Transitions, 25th anniversary edition: Making the Most of ChangeThe classic guide to managing organizational change, now revised and updated for today’s work environments.
  • Speed: How Leaders Accelerate Successful Execution
    Speed: How Leaders Accelerate Successful ExecutionSpeed has become a major source of competitive advantage. But achieving increased levels of speed is not always easy. Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman reveal eight essential leadership behaviors shown to improve performance and ultimately drive organizational effectiveness.
  • The Crisis of Disengagement: How Apathy, Complacency, And Selfishness Are Destroying Today’s Workplace
    The Crisis of Disengagement: How Apathy, Complacency, And Selfishness Are Destroying Today's WorkplaceMany of these disengaged employees are within your company. Disengagement is serious―in fact, it’s lethal to business and morale. Sherman stresses to business executives that the people within the company must be reignited to achieve both personal and overall company growth.
  • Buying Time: The Delayed Crisis of Democratic Capitalism
    Buying Time: The Delayed Crisis of Democratic CapitalismThe financial crisis keeps us on edge and creates a diffuse sense of helplessness. In this book, compiled from his Adorno Lectures given in Frankfurt, Wolfgang Streeck lays bare the roots of the present financial, fiscal and economic crisis, seeing it as part of the long neoliberal transformation of postwar capitalism that began in the 1970s. It shows that something deeply disturbing underlies the current situation: a metamorphosis of the whole relationship between democracy and capitalism.
  • Adverse Impact Analysis: Understanding Data, Statistics, and Risk
    Adverse Impact Analysis: Understanding Data, Statistics, and RiskCompliance with federal equal employment opportunity regulations, including civil rights laws and affirmative action requirements, requires collection and analysis of data on disparities in employment outcomes, often referred to as adverse impact. Employment data are often complicated, and can include a broad array of employment actions (e. The book provides guidance on all phases of disparity analysis, including: How to structure diverse and complex employment data for disparity analysis How to conduct both basic and advanced statistical analyses on employment outcomes related to employee selection, promotion, compensation, termination, and other employment outcomes How to interpret results in terms of both practical and statistical significance Common practical challenges and pitfalls in disparity analysis and strategies to deal with these issues.
  • Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos
    Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down SilosNot all collaboration is smart. Professional service firms face a serious challenge. In Smart Collaboration, Heidi K.
  • Marx’s Economic Manuscript of 1864-1865 (Historical Materialism)
    Marx's Economic Manuscript of 1864-1865 (Historical Materialism)Marx’s Economic Manuscript of 1864-1865 makes available the original draft manuscript of Volume III of Capital. These notebooks were heavily edited by Engels to prepare the text for publication, and it has been a long-standing question in Marxian scholarship whether he introduced significant changes. This first-ever English translation allows the debate to be settled once and for all.
  • Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power that Elevates People and Organizations
    Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power that Elevates People and OrganizationsAwakening Compassion at Work The Quiet Power That Elevates People and Organizations Suffering in the workplace is not just a private matter; it’s an unrecognized and costly drain on organizational potential. Marshalling evidence from two decades of field research with real organizations, Worline and Dutton demonstrate that compassion confers measurable competitive advantages in areas like innovation, collaboration, service quality, adaptability, and talent attraction and retention. Ultimately, creating more compassionate organizations is smart business.

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