Several of my friends have recently released books (or books coming out soon), so I wanted to dedicate this month’s Quick Shots to the great reading that’s available.
I’ve been a fan of Cathy Fyock for years. Her book, “America’s Workforce is Coming of Age” is one of my faves. Her latest is called “Hallelujah! An Anthem for Purposeful Work”. The book is a business parable to help you “hear the music” at work. It’s about believing in the dignity of life’s labors and it will launch on May 14, 2015. For more information, check out http://hallelujahthebook.com/.
Jim Stroud has dedicated his life to helping people find the job of their dreams. His new book title says it all – “The Number One Job Hunting Book in the World: Job Search Strategies for the Unemployed, Underemployed and Unhappily Employed People”. It’s available on Amazon.
I recently received “The Politics of Promotion” by Bonnie Marcus. This book offers women the tools and guidance they need to successfully navigate their organization. That being said, I thought there were passages in here for any business pro. Office politics exist and you don’t have to feel like a sell-out when working within the system.
Coming out this summer is Mike Figiuolo’s next book, “Lead Inside the Box: How smart leaders guide their teams to exceptional results”. The book gives leaders a way to get the best out of their teams by directing energy toward activities that will make the biggest difference. You can pre-order the book here: http://www.leadinsidethebox.com/
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Mark your calendars! Fellow Workforce Institute Board Member David Creelman has a new book coming out. “Lead the Work: Navigating a world beyond employment” focuses on the evolution and future of employment. Given the changes and challenges we’re seeing in the labor market, it should be a very timely read. You can pre-order it on the publisher’s site.
Oh, and naturally I cannot resist another shameless plug for my book, “Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers”. We all know what a bad meeting looks like. As business professionals we need to be skilled in running a good meeting. My book offers practical tips to managing an effective meeting. You can pick up a copy on Amazon or from the publisher.
Several best-selling authors are scheduled to appear at Globoforce’s WorkHuman2015 event. The keynotes include Arianna Huffington, Rob Lowe and Shawn Achor. Details can be found here: http://www.workhuman.com/ and HR Bartender readers can use the code SLWH15100 to save $100 on registration.
What books are you reading? Leave us your “must reads” in the comments!