These titles will keep you abreast of trends in talent management and good practices that experts use.
Books you should read:
- The new formula of work: revelations from Google that will change the way you live and lead – Laszo Bock
In addition, he does so by citing a lot of studies that support his reasoning; an effort that is appreciated.
It is a very useful book to know new trends in people management. It breaks paradigms and, above all, offers many ideas that can be inspiring.
- Launching a revolution on leadership: mastering the five levels of influence – Chris Brady & Orrin Woodward
The authors, through a large number of historical examples, articulate a step-by-step plan to create and maintain good leadership in any organization. Its purpose is to give keys to master “the different levels of influence”: learning, realization, execution, development of leaders, and development of leaders who develop leaders.
Unlike other books, it is full of prescriptive advice, quotes and anecdotes. In addition, it collects numerous ideas from other authors, a fact that makes this work a good thematic reference.
- Managing people in the company: conceptual approach and practical applications – Javier Fernández Aguado
This work specifically studies the new role of people in organizations from a multidisciplinary approach. It addresses the essential issues that make up a modern management of human resources: selection, training, motivation and leadership. It also includes numerous examples that illustrate and complement its reasoning.
Despite being a book published long ago (in 1999), many of his ideas still have practical application today.
- The five dysfunctions of a team – Patrick Lencioni
The story is about a woman, Kathryn Petersen, who enters a new job as CEO of a technology company. This is a new challenge full of many exciting challenges.
They are even more challenging when, to her surprise, Kathryn realizes she is surrounded by a totally dysfunctional team. Things will therefore be much more difficult than she expected, as she will have to face this unforeseen situation and reverse it as soon as possible.
With this entertaining story, the author teaches us why some teams does not work and what we can do to solve it. It does so from a model of five dysfunctions, through which the protagonist relies to redirect the company to the path of success.
- Take care of them or lose them: get the best ones to work with you – Beverly Kaye & Sharon Jordan-Evans
This book is therefore very timely and useful in the current context. It offers 26 strategies (one for each letter of the alphabet) to address the real concerns of workers and keep them engaged in the company.
- First, break all the rules: what makes the best managers different from others – Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman
This amazing book, based on in-depth interviews, explains how the best managers select employees, set their expectations, help them develop and motivate them.
It is an excellent book to rethink many common reasoning today. In addition, it is full of revealing proposals to start managing teams differently.
- The fifth discipline: the art and practice of organization open to learning – Peter Senge
This book describes the five disciplines that make up organizational learning: personal mastery, mental models, shared vision, team learning and systemic thinking.
It is a dense and conceptual book that encourages reflection. However, it presents a lot of good examples, so it can help us a lot to create learning-oriented organizations.
- Giving to receive: the secret of success in business – Bob Burg & John David Mann
It is a tender and inspiring story centered on the old proverb of “giving to receive”. It contains great principles, not only about business, but about life.
And you: Have you read any of the books we have proposed to you? What book do you think we left and you want to recommend us?
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