HR books for review: what has HRZone got available?

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HRZone has a range of books available for review. If you would like to receive one of our business books, free of charge, please contact the editor on editor at hrzone dot com and let us know what you're interested in. In return, we ask for a 400-700 word review of the book, its content and whether it's appropriate for a senior HR director audience and for business professionals looking to become more effective in their roles.

General HR

Transformative HR: How great companies use evidence-based change for sustainable advantage
By: John W. Boudreau and Ravin Jesuthasan

Reward Management (HR Fundamentals)
By: Michael Rose


Leading with Vision: The leader's blueprint for creating a compelling vision and engaging the workforce
By: Bonnie Hagemann, Simon Vetter and John Maketa

The Collaborative Leader: the ultimate leadership challenge
By: Ian McDermott and L. Michael Hall PhD


Revolution in a heartbeat: using emotional insights to drive better business performance
By: Matt Stephens


Radical Candor: How to be a great boss without losing your humanity
By: Kim Scott

The Relational Manager: Transform your workplace and your life
By: Michael Schluter and David John Lee

Building Resilience For Success: A resource for managers and organizations
By: C. Cooper, J. Flint-Taylor and M. Pearn

The Performance Manager: Proven strategies for turning information into higher business performance
By: Roland Mosimann, Patrick Mosimann and Meg Dussault

Reinventing management thinking: Using science to liberate the human spirit
By: Jeremy Old

The Carrot Principle: How the best managers use recognition to engage their people, retain talent, and accelerate performance
By: Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton

It's All About Bob(bie): Strategies for winning with your employees
By: Joyce O'Donnell Maroney

Personal development/CPD

Oxford Guide to Effective Argument and Critical Thinking
By: Colin Swatridge

The Guide to Everlasting Employability
By: Michael Moran and Linda Jackson


Handbook of Coaching Psychology: A guide for practitioners
By: Stephen Palmer and Alison Whybrow

Coaching for Innovation: Tools and techniques for encouraging new ideas in the workplace
By: Cristina Bianchi and Maureen Steele 


Hunger in Paradise: How to save success from failure
By: Rasmus Ankersen

Talent Economics: The fine line between winning and losing the global war for talent​
By: Gyan Nagpal

Talent Intelligence: What you need to know to identify and measure talent
By: Nik Kinley and Shlomo Ben-Hur

The Talent Mandate: Why smart companies put people first
By: Andrew Benett

Organisational performance

Good To Great
By: Jim Collins

That's Not How We Do It Here!: A story about how organizations rise, fall – and can rise again
By: John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber

Rules to Break: How your business can beat the crisis of short-termism
By: Don Peppers and Martha Rogers PhD

The Three Rules: How exceptional companies think
By: Michael Raynor and Mumtaz Ahmed

Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?: Olympic-winning strategies for everyday success
By:  Harriet Beveridge and Ben Hunt-Davis

Meaning Inc: The blueprint for business success in the 21st century
By: Gurnek Bains

Ten Types of Innovation: The discipline of building breakthroughs
By: Larry Keeley, Helen Walters, Ryan Pikkel, Brian Quinn

Data and technology

Seeing Around Corners: How Culture Will Unlock the Potential of Big Data
By: Graham Hogg

About Jamie Lawrence

Jamie Lawrence, HRZone

Jamie Lawrence is editor of global online HR publication and community He is committed to driving forward the HR agenda and making sure that HR directors have the knowledge and insight necessary to make HR felt across the whole organisation. He regularly speaks to audiences of 250+ and has interviewed key HR industry names, including Daniel H. Pink. He has worked previously as a small business journalist and a copywriter and has published non-fiction that reached #2 on the NYT Children's Bestseller List. In his spare time Jamie likes writing fiction, films, fitness and eating out.


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