The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age
Co-authored by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha, and Chris Yeh
This book is a quick read, with actionable ideas, for talent managers and leaders who are interested in creating alliances between themselves and their employees in a way that builds relationships and trust. Work relationships that follow this model create a win-win situation that will enable leaders to retain their top talent.
Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would Follow
Scott Jeffrey Miller
This is a great book that not only addresses some great leadership principles, but illustrates both good and bad examples of this in practice. Leadership is challenging and Scott does a great job of sharing the lessons he has learned along the way so that we can learn from his experience. It is a short read, easily accomplished in one sitting with a 30 day plan to practice the challenges.
Find Your Fit: A Practical Guide to Landing a Job You’ll Love
Sue Kaiden, Editor & Foreword by Dick Bolles
This book was free with the ATD membership. It’s an easy read and a person can easily skip to specific sections, should they choose. The information is all great and, I imagine, helpful, even if you think you have found your fit already. Knowledge from a pool of people was collected to shape this book and there are a number of helpful tools at the end!