Human Resources

Soundview Executive Book Summaries® publishes summaries of the best business books of each year on human resources issues including training and development, recruitment and retention, the multi-generational workforce, talent management and more. Browse our summaries to learn best practices from top companies around the world.

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  • Image of The Culture Quotient
    Image of The Culture Quotient

    Ten Dimensions of a High-Performance Culture

    by Gregory Besner

    Author Greg Besner, founder of CultureIQ, also provides practical takeaways and tips to help readers implement culture programs at their companies.

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  • Image of Play the System
    Image of Play the System

    A Corporate Rebel’s Guide to Make Your Organization Listen and Change

    by Nora Ganescu

    Plenty of people dream of becoming entrepreneurs, but what about the aspiring intrapreneurs — the people who want to be creative, innovative, and game-changing in the context of their existing organizations and careers?

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  • Image of Women, Minorities, and Other Extraordinary People
    Image of Women, Minorities, and Other Extraordinary People

    The New Path for Workforce Diversity

    by Barbara Adams

    Walk a new path of diversity and inclusion that enables us to achieve growth, heighten performance, and increase innovation.

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  • Image of Female Firebrands
    Image of Female Firebrands

    Stories and Techniques to Ignite Change, Take Control, and Succeed in the Workplace

    by Mikaela Kiner

    How can people with demands and interests outside of work grow their careers? Female Firebrands discusses these issues and suggests ways to address them.

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  • Image of Gig Mindset
    Image of Gig Mindset

    Reclaim Your Time, Reinvent Your Career, and Ride the Next Way of Disruption

    by Paul Estes

    The framework presented in Gig Mindset will allow you to get started, continue forward, and build a process of reinvention.

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  • Image of The Expertise Economy
    Image of The Expertise Economy

    How the Smartest Companies Use Learning to Engage, Compete and Succeed

    by David Blake, Kelly Palmer

    The Expertise Economy shows how the most forward-thinking companies, big and small, are transforming their employees into experts and ultimately creating their biggest competitive advantage

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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 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 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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