Category: Resources for Humans

HR Book reviews brought to you by the HR Daily Advisor and BLR editorial team.

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

What really motivates people at work? Is it money? Is it recognition? Not according to Daniel Pink. Pink, in his book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, maintains there are three things that truly motivate us: Autonomy – the freedom to choose task, time, technique, and team Mastery – the desire to get […]

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Hot List: Wall Street Journal’s Bestselling Hardcover Business Books

The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the Wall Street Journal with data from Nielsen BookScan. 1. Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World by Michael Lewis. The Vanity Fair writer and author of The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine and Liar’s Poker gives a guided tour […]

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Hot List: Bestselling “Organizational Behavior” Books on Amazon.com

Amazon.com updates its list of the bestselling books every hour. Here is a snapshot of what is hot right now, October 3, in the “Organizational Behavior” section of the “Business and Investing” category. 1. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss.  Ferriss isn’t shy about tooting his […]

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More on “As We Speak: How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick”

Employment law attorney Mike Maslanka of Dallas takes a look at the chapter on having difficult conversations with employees from  As We Speak: How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick by Peter Meyers and Shann Nix. Previously, I wrote about As We Speak: How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick by […]

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Hot List: Wall Street Journal’s Bestselling Hardcover Business Books

The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the Wall Street Journal with data from Nielsen BookScan. 1. StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup’s Now, Discover Your Strengths by Tom Rath. Are you unsure where your true talents lie? Do you feel […]

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Amazon’s 2011 Best Business and Investing Books of the Year So Far

Amazon keeps a continual tab of what it deems the best books of the year so far in several categories. Here are the online giant’s best business and investing books so far in 2011. 1. Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul by Howard Schultz. The president and chairman of Starbucks […]

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Hot List: Wall Street Journal’s Bestselling Hardcover Business Books

The following is a list of the bestselling hardcover business books as ranked by the Wall Street Journal with data from Nielsen BookScan. 1. StrengthsFinder 2.0: A New and Upgraded Edition of the Online Test from Gallup’s Now, Discover Your Strengths by Tom Rath. Are you unsure where your true talents lie? Do you feel […]

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Tao Te Ching: A Book About the Way and the Power of the Way

Employment law attorney Mike Maslanka explains how a specific passage in Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A Book About the Way and the Power of the Way influences the way he writes. If you’re going to be writing something, take a look at Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A Book about the Way and the […]

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Hot List: Bestselling “Business Life” Books on Amazon.com

Amazon.com updates its list of the bestselling books every hour. Here is a snapshot of what is hot right now, this Tuesday morning, September 6, in the “Business Life” section of the “Business and Investing” category. 1. Winners Never Cheat: Even in Difficult Times, New and Expanded Edition by Jon M. Huntsman. Think about the kind […]

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As We Speak: How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick

Employment law attorney Mike Maslanka reviews As We Speak: How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick by Peter Meyers and Shann Nix. If you’re thinking about a presentation you need to give, take a look at As We Speak: How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick, a new book by Peter […]

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