Book Reviews

Book Reviews

Here you will find a list of recent book reviews on titles that are relevant for senior HR practitioners, many of which are available as subscriber offers. They are written by our readers and contributors to provide you with an unbiased opinion of each book.

Unleashing Capacity – The Hidden Human Resources

Author: Rita Trehan

Review by: Derek Draper

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Neuroscience for Organizational Change – An evidence-based practical guide to managing change

Author: Hilary Scarlett

Review by: Jim Kennedy

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The Resilience Dynamic – The simple, proven approach to high performance and wellbeing

Author: Jenny Campbell

Review by: Gemma Dale

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Redesigning the Way Work Works – Strong Opinions and Advice from 40 Years in the Business

Author: Bruce Morton

Review by: Perry Timms

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Values Count – Believing in what we do

Author: Stuart Eglin, PhD

Review by: Gemma Dale

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The Creative Thinking Handbook – Your Step-by-Step Guide to Problem Solving in Business

Authors: Chris Griffiths with Melina Costa

Review by: Su Askew

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Culture Shift – A Practical Guide to Managing Organizational Culture

Author: Kirsty Bashforth

Review by: Jim Kennedy

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Value Creation Through Executive Development

Author: Solomon Akrofi

Reviewed by: Graham White

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How we Work with People ….. and Enjoy It!

Authors: Jenny Bird & Sarah Gornall

Review by: Derek Draper

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The Project Revolution – How to Succeed in a Project Driven World

Author: Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

Review by: Su Askew

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The Conscious Effect – 50 Lessons for Better Organizational Wellbeing

Author: Natasha Wallace

Review by: Ian Pettigrew

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High Frequency Change – Why we feel like change happens faster now, and what to do about it.

Author: Tom Cheesewright

Review by: Perry Timms

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Fair Talk – Three steps to powerful feedback

Authors: Sergey Gorbatov & Angela Lane

Review by: Ian Pettigrew

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Artificial Intelligence in Practice – How 50 successful companies used AI and machine learning to solve problems.

Author: Bernard Marr with Matt Ward

Review by: Perry Timms

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Data Driven Business Transformation – How to disrupt, innovate and stay a head of the competition.

Authors: Peter Jackson & Caroline Carruthers

Review by: Michelle Parry-Slater

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The drama-free workplace – How you can prevent unconscious bias, sexual harassment, ethics lapses and inspire a healthy culture

Author: Patti Perez

Review by: C J Green

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#Upcycle your Job – The smart way to balance family life and career

Author: Anna Meller

Review by: Elaine Keith

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The Ethical Leader – Why Doing the Right Thing Can Be the Key to Competitive Advantage

Author: Morgen Witzel

Review by: Madeleine Field

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Transforming Organizations – Engaging the 4C’s for powerful organizational learning and change.

Authors: Michael Anderson & Miranda Jefferson

Review by: Chris Furnell

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The HR Change Toolkit – Your complete guide to making it happen

Author: Lucy Adams

Review by: Perry Timms

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Bank of Me – How to invest in yourself and others to build great cultures

Authors: Jane Sparrow & Chris Preston

Review by: Emma Browes

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Network Better – How to meet, connect & grow your business

Author: Jeremy Marchant

Review by: Madeleine Field

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Better Business Relationships – Insights from Psychology and Management for Working in a Digital World.

Au-thor: Kim Tasso

Review by: Carolyn Dyer

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Executive PresentationsExecutive Presentations – Develop presence to speak with confidence and skill

Author: Jacqui Harper

Review by: Michelle Parry-Slater

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The Compass and The Radar – The Art of Building a Rewarding Career While Remaining True to Yourself

Author: Paolo Gallo

Review by: Adele Swan

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Culture Decks DecodedCulture Decks Decoded – Transform your culture into a visible conscious and tangible asset

Author: Bretton Putter

Review by: Perry Timms

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Re-entrepreneuringRe-entrepreneuring – How organisations can reignite their entrepreneurial spirit

Author: Roland Berger Partners

Review by: Chris Furnell

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Humane CapitalHumane Capital – How to create a management shift to transform performance and profit

Author: Vlatka Hlupic

Review by: Jim Kennedy

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Humanity’s Lucky Clover – A History of Discoveries, Technologies, Competition and Wealth

Author: Vadim Makhov

Review by: Graham White

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Peter Drucker’s Way to the top – Lessons for reaching your life’s goals

Author: William A. Cohen

Review by: Ian Pettigrew

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Purpose – The extraordinary benefits of focusing on what matters most

Author: Ben Renshaw

Review by: Gemma Dale

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Human Resource Excellence – An Assessment of Strategies and Trends

Authors: Edward E Lawler III & John W Boudreau

Review by: Perry Timms

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Creating the high performance work place – It’s not complicated to develop a culture of commitment

Authors: Sue Bingham & Bob Dusin

Review by: Chris Furnell

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DO GOOD
Embracing Brand Citizenship to Fuel Both Purpose and Profit

Author: Anne Bahr Thompson

Review by: Madeleine Field

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Purpose – The extraordinary benefits of focusing on what matters most

Author: Ben Renshaw

Review by: Gemma Dale

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The Independent Director: The non-executive director’s guide to effective

Author: Gerry Brown

Review by: Jim Kennedy

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The power of purpose – Inspire teams, engage customers, transform business

Authors: John O’Brien and Andrew Cave

Reveiw by: Ian Pettigrew

NOMINATED FOR THE BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS 2018

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The Listening LeaderThe Listening Leader – How to drive performance by using communicative leadership

Authors: Emilio Galli Zugaro and Clenentina Galli Zugaro

Review by: Adele Swan

NOMINATED FOR THE BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS 2018

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The leader's guide to presentingThe leader’s guide to presenting – How to use soft skills to get hard results

Authors: Tom Bird and Jeremy Cassell

Review by: Su Askew

NOMINATED FOR THE BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS 2018

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Futureproof – How to get your business ready for the next disruption

Authors: Minter Dial & Caleb Storkey

Review by: Perry Timms

NOMINATED FOR THE BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS 2018

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Trusted – The human approach to building outstanding client relationships in a digitised world

Author: Lyn Bromley & Donna Whitbrook

Review by: Su Askew

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Leading through uncertaintyLeading Through Uncertainty – Emotional Resilience and Human Connection in a Performance Driven World

Author: Jude Jennison

Review by: Jim Kennedy

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Boards that dare: How to Future-Proof Today’s Corporate Boards

Authors: Marc Stigter & Sir Cary Cooper

Review by: Ian Pettigrew

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Leading International Projects – Diverse strategies for project success

Author: Bob Dignen & Peter Wollmann

Review by: Kim Knight

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Racism at Work – The Danger of Indifference

Author: Binna Kandola

Review by: Madeleine Field

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The Power of Company Culture – How any business can build a culture that improves productivity, performance and profits

Author: Chris Dyer

Review by: Ian Pettigrew

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Mindfulness For Busy People

Authors: Michael Sinclair, Josie Seydel & Emily Shaw

Review by: Graham White

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The Data Driven Leader – A Powerful Approach to Delivering Measurable Business Impact through People Analytics

Authors: Jenny Dearborn & David Swanson

Review by: Emma Browes

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Confident Data Skills - Kirill EremenkoConfident Data Skills – Master the Fundamentals of working with Data & Supercharge your Career

Author: Kirill Eremenko

Review by: Perry Timms

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50 Top Tools for Employee Wellbeing – A complete Toolkit for Developing Happy, Healthy, Productive & Engaged Employees.

Author: Debbie Mitchell

Review by: Adele Swan

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The Team Coaching Toolkit – 55 Tools & Techniques for Building Brilliant Teams

Author: Tony Llewellyn

Review by: Su Askew

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Beyond Default – Setting your organisation on a trajectory to an improved future

Authors: David Trafford & Peter Boggis

Reviewed by Graham White

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Leadership Results – How to Create Adaptive Leaders and High-Performing Organisations for an Uncertain World

Author: Sebastian Salicru

Reviewed by Michelle Parry-Slater

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Results at the Top – Using Gender Intelligence to create Breakthrough Growth

Authors: Barbara Annis & Richard Nesbitt

Reveiwed by Madeleine Field

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Transgender Employees in the Workplace – A guide for employers

Author: Jennie Kermode

Reviewed by: Madeleine Field

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Transformational HR

Author: Perry Timms

Reviewed by: Emma Browes

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Reframing Organisations

Authors: Lee G Bolman & Terrence E. Deal

Reviewed by: Graham White

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Inclusive Talent Management: How business can thrive in an age of diversity

Authors: Stephen Frost and Danny Kalman

Review by: Ian Pettigrew

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Reformers Arise – Calling out a people of dignity to influence and action

Author: Alero Ayida-Otobo

Review by: Ian Pettigrew

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Firm Principles: Simple Guidelines for Winning Professional Service Firms

Author: Alex Shacklock

Review by: Su Askew

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Thriving Abroad

Author: Louise Wiles & Evelyn Simpson

Review by: Michelle Parry-Slater

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Revolution in a Heartbeat: Using Emotional Insights to Drive Better Business Performance

Author: Matt Stephens

Review by: Gemma Dale

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The Change Catalyst: Secrets to Successful and Sustainable Business Change

Author: Campbell Macpherson

Review by: Graham White

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Managing at the Leading Edge: Navigating and Piloting Business Strategy at Critical Moments

Author: Dr Tom Rose PhD

Review by: Adele Swan

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Accelerating Performance: How organizations can Mobilize, Execute and Transform with Agility

Authors: Colin Price & Sharon Toye

Review by: Perry Timms

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How to get Fired at the C-Level

Author: Peter Taylor

Review by: Keely Nugent

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Succeed as an Inclusive Leader

Author: Thais Compoint

Review by: Graham White

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Radical Candor

Author: Kim Scott

Review by: Ian Pettigrew

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HR Disrupted – It’s time for something different

Author: Lucy Adams

Review by: Gemma Dale

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Mission: Leadership

Author: Ben Morton

Review by: Gaynor Sharp and Adele Swan

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Dedication – the Huawei Philosophy of Human Resource Management

Author: Huang Weiwei

Review by: Perry Timms

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My31Practices

Authors: Alan Williams & Steve Payne

Review by: Richard Higginson

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Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management

Authors: Sarah Lewis, Jonathan Passmore & Stefan Cantore

Review by: Ian Pettigrew

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Walking the Talk

Author: Carolyn Taylor

Review by: Graham White

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