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  • Image of Victory Through Organization
    Image of Victory Through Organization

    Why the War for Talent Is Failing Your Company and What You Can Do About It

    by Wayne Brockbank, David Kryscynski, Mike Ulrich, Dave Ulrich

    Victory Through Organization demonstrates that organizational success isn’t just about the talent you have –– it’s about how the collective organization makes the individual talent better.

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    Image of The Future Workplace Experience

    10 Rules for Mastering Disruption in Recruiting and Engaging Employees

    by Kevin J. Mulcahy , Jeanne C. Meister

    The Future Workplace Experience provides 10 rules for rethinking, reimagining, and reinventing your organization including Make the Workplace an Experience, Be an Agile Leader, Consider Technology an Enabler and Disruptor, Embrace On-Demand learning, Tap the Power of Multiple Generations, and Plan for More Gig Economy Workers.

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  • Image of The Decoded Company
    Image of The Decoded Company

    Know Your Talent Better Than You Know Your Customers

    by Aaron Goldstein, Rahaf Harfoush, Leerom Segal, Jay Goldman

    The authors present an actionable plan for any company that wants the best from its people and isn’t afraid of radical approaches to achieve it. Six proven principles are offered that can be used to decode work and unlock the potential of employees.

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  • Image of Speed Review: Misplaced Talent
    Image of Speed Review: Misplaced Talent

    A Guide to Better People Decisions

    by Joe Ungemah

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  • Image of The Good Ones
    Image of The Good Ones

    Ten Crucial Qualities of High-Character Employees

    by Bruce Weinstein

    Ethics expert Bruce Weinstein presents 10 crucial qualities associated with high-character employees that can enhance employee satisfaction, client relationships and the bottom line. Character refers to the most important qualities that define a person’s identity and it is revealed not by words but by actions. The qualities are honesty, accountability, care, courage, fairness, gratitude, humility, loyalty, patience and presence.

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    Image of Learning to Succeed

    Rethinking Corporate Education in a World of Unrelenting Change

    by Jason Wingard

    Corporate learning expert Jason Wingard proposes that to keep ahead of the competition, organizations should shift to embracing learning across the ranks and become dynamic learning organizations. With a dedication to learning initiatives, a company will be better equipped to make the decisions that will ensure its future.

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  • Image of The Coming Jobs War
    Image of The Coming Jobs War

    What Every Leader Must Know About the Future of Job Creation

    by Jim Clifton

    In a provocative book for business and government leaders, Gallup Chairman Jim Clifton describes how this undeniable fact will affect all leadership decisions as countries wage war to produce the best jobs. While the statistics are dire, Clifton remains optimistic about America’s ability to win the jobs war. The Coming Jobs War offers a brutally honest look at America’s biggest problem and a cogent prescription for solving it.

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  • Image of Chasing Stars
    Image of Chasing Stars

    The Myth of Talent and the Portability of Performance

    by Boris Groysberg

    It is taken for granted in the knowledge economy that companies must employ the most talented performers to compete and succeed. Many firms try to buy stars by luring them away from competitors. In Chasing Stars, Harvard Business School Professor of Business Administration Boris Groysberg shows what an uncertain and disastrous practice this can be.

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  • Image of Talent Economics
    Image of Talent Economics

    The Fine Line Between Winning and Losing the Global War for Talent

    by Gyan Nagpal

    Talent Economics offers an outside-in view on talent that brings workforce analysis, management practice and strategy together using economic inquiry. Award-winning talent strategist and leadership coach Gyan Nagpal presents business leaders an opportunity to step back and understand the ebb and flow of global talent before translating this new understanding into a winning strategy.

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