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Book Resources

SHRM-Atlanta has created a new webpage to showcase books you may find useful.  The first section includes books written by SHRM-Atlanta members.  The other section lists books members have recommended. Do you have a book that you have written or would recommend reading that you would like to post on this page? 


Written By Our Members



The Firefly Effect: Build Teams That Capture Creativity and Catapult Results (Wiley, 2009) 
By Kimberly Douglas, SPHR

Seeking a more innovative and productive workforce? The Firefly Effect illuminates your path. Kimberly Douglas teaches you how to transform your group’s talents and energy into workable business ideas. Packed with do-it-now tactics and compelling real-world stories, her book helps leaders in all fields engage and direct team members in the “firefly chase” of creativity—sparking their natural brilliance and leveraging it for truly magical results.


Never Get Lost Again
By Nancy E. Glube and Phyllis G. Hartman

Never Get Lost Again
is an essential career development guide for every HR professional. It combines practical advice, tips, and experiences and success stories of HR professionals who have journeyed to their desired destinations. It recognizes roadblocks and barriers, and even considers how to deal with career derailment.


The Heart and Art of NetWeaving
By Bob Littell

The Heart and Art of NetWeaving explains the "win-win-win-win" nature of NetWeaving and how spreading the word elevates the image and prestige of the person doing so and how it energizes the NetWeaver as well as the organization to which he or she introduces the concept.


Learning to Live with Downsizing
By Deborah A. King, MBA, SPHR

Take action to implement personal solutions for managing change in the workplace.  Don't let survivor syndrome affect your performance, profitability, productivity and/or personal health!


Position Your Next Move for a Successful Job Search: Tips and Strategies from Career and Executive Coaches
By Deborah A. King, MBA, SPHR with Andrea Williford Mirsalimi, MA and Jack Huddleston, SPHR

Benefit from practical and easy to understand career transition lessons, exercises and examples offered by an HR professional, in an easy-to-do workbook design.


Monetary Motivation, Performance and Job Satisfaction
By Dr. Joann Adeogun, PHR

Monetary Motivation, Performance and Job Satisfaction addresses comprehensively the need of organizations to become more competitive while recognizing the need to reward individuals and meet stated organizational objectives in these current turbulent economic times. This book is relevant to the current times faced by many organizations that must make hard decisions about compensation, rewards and recognition. This material is designed to get the reader to address areas of improvement or confirm areas of excellences within their prospective organizations.




Recommended Reads From Our Members


• The Leader of the Future by The Drucker Foundation (Jossey-Bass, 1996)
• Enlightened Leadership by Ed Oakley and Doug Krug (Key to Renewal, 1991)
• The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner (Jossey-Bass, 1996)
• Leadership Is An Art by Max DePree (Dell, 1989)
• Leading Without Power by Max DePree (Jossey-Bass, 1997)
• Reinventing Leadership by Warren Bennis and Robert Townsend (Quill, 1995)
• Results-Based Leadership by Dave Ulrich et al (Harvard Business Review, 1999)
• What Leaders Really Do by John Kotter (Harvard Business Review, 1999)
• Zapp, The Lightening of Empowerment by William Byham (Ballantine,1998)
• HR Champions by Dave Ulrich (Harvard Business School Press, 1996)
• Hidden Value: How Great Companies Achieve Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People by O'Reilly and Pfeffer, Harvard Business School Press
• Results-based Leadership by Ulrich, Zenger and Smallwood, (Harvard Business School Press, 1999)
• Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, (Simon Schuster, 1990)
• Principled Centered Leadership by Stephen Covey, (Simon Schuster)
• The 8th Habit by Stephen Covey, (Simon Shuster)
• Good To Great by Jim Collins
• The One Thing You Need to Know by Marcus Buckingham, (Free Press, 2005)
• Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
• First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham, (1999)

• Communicating at Work by Tony Alessandra and Phil Hunsaker (Fireside, 1993)
• The Creative Communicator by Barbara A. Glanz (McGraw-Hill, 1993)
• How to Talk So People Listen by Sonya Hamlin (Harper & Row, 1988)
• You Just Don’t Understand Me by Deborah Tannen (Ballantine, 1990)
• The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook by Peter Senge et. al. (Doubleday, 1994)

Mission, Values and Vision
• Built to Last by James Collins and Jerry Porras (HarperBusiness, 1994)
• Future Search by Marvin Weisbord and Sandra Janoff (Berrett-Koehler, 1995)
• The Mission Statement Book by Jeffrey Abrahams (Ten Speed Press, 1995)
• The Path by Laurie Beth Jones (Hyperion, 1996)
• Visionary Leadership by Burt Nanus (Jossey-Bass, 1995)

Change Management
• Leading Change by John P. Kotter (Harvard Business School Press, 1996)
• Managing Transitions by William Bridges (Addison-Wesley, 1991)
• Real Change Leaders by Jon R. Katzenbach (Random House, 1996)
• Beyond the Wall of Resistance by Rick Maurer (Bard Books, 1996)
• Champions of Change by Rick Nadler (Josey Bass Publishers, 1998)
• Breaking the Code of Change by Michael Beer et al, (October 2000)

Employee and Customer Satisfaction
• The Loyalty Link by Dennis McCarthy (Wiley, 1997)
• Finding and Keeping Great Employees by Jim Harris PhD and Joan Brannick PhD, (Amacom, 1999)
• Getting Employees to Fall in Love With Your Company by Jim Harris PhD, (Amacom, 1996)
• 1001 Ways to Energize Employees by Bob Nelson, (Workman Publishing, 1997)
• Love Em or Lose Em by Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan Evans, (Barrett Koehler Publishers, 1999)
• High Flyers: Developing the Next Generation of Leaders by Morgan McCall, (Harvard Business School Press, 1997)
• Employee Training and Development, 2nd Edition, by Raymond Noe, (McGraw-Hill, 1999)
• The Loyalty Effect by Frederick F. Reichfeld

Measurement and Performance
• The HR Scorecard: Linking People Strategy and Performance by Brian Becker et al (October 2000)
• The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy into Action by Robert S. Kaplan, David P. Norton, (Harvard Business School Press, 1996)
• The Strategy Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environment, by Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Morton, Harvard Business School Press, September, 2000)
• The ROI of Human Capital: Measuring the Economic Value of Employee Performance by Jac Fitz-Enz,  (Amacom, June 2000)
• A New Vision for Human Resources: Defining the Human Resources Function by Its Results by Jac Fitz Enz, Jack J. Phillips, (February 1999)
• How to Measure Human Resource Management by Jac Fitz-Enz, (2000)
• Organizational Surveys by Allen Kraut, (Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1996)