Interested in reaching the top of your profession? HRM Online asked three industry professionals about the books that helped them on the road to success…
Vice President of HR at Shoppers Drug Mart, Darren Ratz told us there are two books he’d highly recommend:
- Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More than IQ, by Daniel Goleman.
While the Goleman’s book isn’t specifically targeted at HR professionals, Ratz says it was instrumental in helping him overcome the difficult transition.
- HR from the Outside-In: Six Competencies for the Future of Human Resources, by Dave Ulrich.
Head of human resources at Datasift, Bob Lehto says he still refers back to two books that have helped him for many years:
- 12: The Elements of Great Managing, by Rodd Wagner and James K. Hatter, PH.D.
- Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us, by Daniel Pink.
HR veteran Jill Noble established her own consultancy firm 10 years ago, she recommended three books to fellow professionals:
- The End of the Performance Review: A New Approach to Appraising Employee Performance, by Tim Baker.
- The Tao of Coaching: Boost your Effectiveness at Work by Inspiring and Developing Those around You, by Max Landsberg
- The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything, by Stephen Covey Junior.
Covey’s instant classic emphasizes the value of trust in any organization and shows the speed at which it is established is critical.
Which books helped you success in your career? Share you recommendations below.