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Best Books:


Evolved Enterprise by Yanik Silver 

How transformative are you as a business? If you need help defining that you might want to pick up Evolved Enterprise by Yanik Silver. A book that is full of exercises, models, examples of those type of companies.




 How We Learn by Knud Illeris

this fully revised edition of How We Learn examines what learning actually is and why and how learning and non-learning takes place. Focusing exclusively on learning itself, it provides a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to traditional learning theory and the newest international contributions, while at the same time presenting an innovative and holistic understanding of learning.

 Performance Coaching for Complex Projects by Tony Llewellyn

Performance Coaching for Complex Projects recognises a world of complex undertakings for which the common transactional mindsets and methodologies will not produce the required results. The author advocates, instead, the novel concept that the project manager or team leader should coach the team as part of their role.

Global Leadership

This text offers a comprehensive, up-to-date view of the global leadership field. Focusing on leading across cultural, economic, social, national and political boundaries simultaneously, Global Leadership presents the field’s latest studies and practices in a succinct and engaging style that helps students grasp the complexities of being a global leader.

 Ethical Leadership by Joan Marques

This book introduces readers to the moral dilemmas associated with business decisions, helping students to understand the moral and ethical considerations leaders face in the workplace, and providing a framework for balancing business demands with doing the right thing.

 The Adult Learner 

How do you tailor education to the learning needs of adults? Do they learn differently from children?

Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success

Combining theory, research, and applications, this popular text guides college students on how to become self-regulated learners. Students gain knowledge about human motivation and learning as they improve their study skills.

Managing for Resilience

In an era of longer hours and shorter contracts, of tighter margins and frequent organizational change, stress can undermine both the mental health and performance of employees. A culture of resilience in the workplace, however, offers the potential to support psychological wellbeing and improve the performance of both people and organizations.

The Magnetic Lead

Employees don’t work for companies; they work for people. The more irresistible you are as a leader, the more pull you have for employees to want to stay and for your customers to remain loyal. In The Magnetic Leader, Roberta Matuson asks us to consider that the quality of a company’s leadership is the most important factor in attracting and retaining high-quality employees. 

Aesthetics and Human Resource Development: Connections, Concepts and Opportunities, by Stephen Gibb

The first book to look at both aesthetics and human resource development, this timely and original work investigates existing, as well as possible future, connections and relations between the two areas. Well structured and expertly written, The Aesthetic Challenges of Human Resource Development…




Managing Performance Abroad : A New Model for Understanding Expatriate Adjustment, by Arno Haslberger, Chris Brewster, Thomas Hippler

In a global economy full of multinational firms, international human resource management (including expatriation, career management, and talent management) is a growing topic in the business and management literature and in universities. A thorough understanding of the adjustment of expatriates to….



 Bridge Employment: A Research Handbook, Edited by Carlos-María Alcover, Gabriela Topa, Emma Parry, Franco Fraccaroli, Marco Depolo

With the long-term trend toward earlier retirement slowing, and the majority of older workers remaining in employment up toand beyond statutory retirement age, it is increasingly important that we understand how to react to these changes. Bridge employment patterns and activities have changed….




 Science Fiction and Organization, Edited by Matthew Higgins, Geoff Lightfoot, Martin Parker, Warren Smith

Science fiction can be seen as a diagnosis of the present, and a vision of possible futures. It therefore provides an excellent resource with which to interrogate both contemporary organizing processes and organizations as institutions. The marginal activity of science fiction has, however, been….





 Interpreting the Maternal Organization, Edited by Heather Höpfl, Monika Kostera

Over the past ten to fifteen years there has been an increasing interest in emotion in organizations, in diversity, ethics, care and the ubiquitous pursuit of quality. These concerns, however, have consistently been reduced to issues of management and regulation. There is now a growing need to….


 HRD in a Complex World, Edited by Monica Lee

Human Resource Development in a Complex World presents a strong challenge to traditional Human Resource Development. Internationally renowned authors address HRD from within the notions and language of