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HOT LIST: Five Books for the Holidays

Looking for holiday gift ideas? Need a good book to read during your flight home for the holidays? Resources for Humans has you covered with our holiday picks…

1. Andrew Carnegie by David Nasaw. Expert biographer David Nasaw provides a captivating biography of one of America’s most famous and successful businessmen and philanthropists. Nasaw takes a meticulous look at how Carnegie made his fortune and what prompted him to give it all away. Nominated as a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize, “Andrew Carnegie” is a good starting point for those who want to learn more about corporate social responsibility and one of its early practitioners.

2. Juggling Elephants: An Easier Way to Get Your Most Important Things Done—Now! by Jones Loflin and Todd Musig. Tired of the “circus” at work running your schedule? This book shows you how to have it the other way around. For busy HR executives on the go, this book is a must-read.

3. Work: The World in Photographs compiled by the National Geographic Society. The visual masters at National Geographic have done it again! Hundreds of photographs, taken from its archives, are brought together in this wonderful book, which show people at work in cities and villages; in the 19th and 21st centuries; in fields and factories—and anyplace else where folks earn a buck. This is both a beautiful and thoughtful book—and one that’s at the top of our holiday wish list.

4. Handle With CARE: Motivating and Retaining Employees by Barbara A. Glanz. An inspirational and provocative book, it’s packed with practical ideas for engaging today’s employees and provides the perfect shot in the arm for a lackluster retention program.

5. Cowboy Ethics: What Wall Street Can Learn From the Code of the West by James P. Owen. In words and pictures, Owens shows us how the working cowboy can help today’s business professional stay on the straight and narrow and avoid the corporate shenanigans that continue to plague the American business community.