Work Rules!

Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead

Work Rules!

A New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Daily Telegraph, Huffington Post & Business Insider Top Business Book to Read 'Every year, 2 million people apply for a job at Google - so what's the secret?' Guardian A compelling manifesto with the potential to change how we work and live, Work Rules! offers both a philosophy of the new world of work and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent and ensuring the brightest and best prosper. The way we work is changing - are you?

Summary of Laszlo Bock’s Work Rules! by Swift Reads

Summary of Laszlo Bock’s Work Rules! by Swift Reads

Work Rules! Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead (2015) by Laszlo Bock describes the unorthodox methods Google uses to hire and retain the most talented employees. Google’s founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, knew they wanted to create the world’s best search engine… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Humility Is the New Smart

Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age

Humility Is the New Smart

Humility Is the New Smart Your job is at risk—if not now, then soon. We are on the leading edge of a Smart Machine Age led by artificial intelligence that will be as transformative for us as the Industrial Revolution was for our ancestors. Smart machines will take over millions of jobs in manufacturing, office work, the service sector, the professions, you name it. Not only can they know more data and analyze it faster than any mere human, say Edward Hess and Katherine Ludwig, but smart machines are free of the emotional, psychological, and cultural baggage that so often mars human thinking. So we can't beat 'em and we can't join 'em. To stay relevant, we have to play a different game. Hess and Ludwig offer us that game plan. We need to excel at critical, creative, and innovative thinking and at genuinely engaging with others—things machines can't do well. The key is to change our definition of what it means to be smart. Hess and Ludwig call it being NewSmart. In this extraordinarily timely book, they offer detailed guidance for developing NewSmart attitudes and four critical behaviors that will help us adapt to the new reality. The crucial mindset underlying NewSmart is humility—not self-effacement but an accurate self-appraisal: acknowledging you can't have all the answers, remaining open to new ideas, and committing yourself to lifelong learning. Drawing on extensive multidisciplinary research, Hess and Ludwig emphasize that the key to success in this new era is not to be more like the machines but to excel at the best of what makes us human.

Raise Your Game

High-Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best

Raise Your Game

Performance coach Alan Stein Jr. shares the secret principles used by world-class performers that will help you improve your productivity and achieve higher levels of success. High achievers are at the top of their game because of the discipline they have during the unseen hours. They have made a commitment to establish, tweak, and repeat positive habits in everything they do. RAISE YOUR GAME examines the top leaders in sports and business and proves that success is a result of the little things we do all the time. The basic principles provided in RAISE YOUR GAME are simple, but not easy. We live in an instantly downloadable world that encourages us to skip steps. We are taught to chase what's hot, flashy and sexy and ignore what's basic. But the basics work. They always have and they always will. RAISE YOUR GAME will inspire and empower you to commit to the fundamentals, create a winning mindset, and progress into new levels of success.

Hack Recruiting

The Best of Empirical Research, Method and Process, and Digitization

Hack Recruiting

Praise for Hack Recruiting "It is a brilliant piece of work. A must-read for those of us in global corporations, or companies of any size really, that seek to act NOW." --Julia Martensen, Head of HR Strategy and Innovation at DB Schenker. "Victor Assad uncovers longstanding empirical research from I/O psychologists on how to best match job candidates to jobs and the best of today's digital technology. He sees a world (that is emerging today) in which AI ontologies (which are identifying information and relationships about today's global and diverse workforces) will make significant improvements for matching candidates to jobs while reducing recruiting cycle times, costs and selection biases. Victor points out that HR now has the digital tools it needs to dramatically transform recruiting and the role of the recruiter. HR can now build strategic talent pools, improve the employee experience, and digitally collect insightful analytics that will open up a new era of understanding on what truly drives employee performance and innovation." --Angela Hood, Founder and CEO of ThisWay Global. "Must read book if you are a recruiter or talent acquisition head. It goes over best practices and hacks each step of recruiting." --Sandeep Purwar, Founder/CEO, Bevov

The Person You Mean to Be

How Good People Fight Bias

The Person You Mean to Be

Foreword by Laszlo Bock, the bestselling author of Work Rules! and former Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google An inspiring guide from Dolly Chugh, an award-winning social psychologist at the New York University Stern School of Business, on how to confront difficult issues including sexism, racism, inequality, and injustice so that you can make the world (and yourself) better. Many of us believe in equality, diversity, and inclusion. But how do we stand up for those values in our turbulent world? The Person You Mean to Be is the smart, "semi-bold" person’s guide to fighting for what you believe in. Dolly reveals the surprising causes of inequality, grounded in the "psychology of good people". Using her research findings in unconscious bias as well as work across psychology, sociology, economics, political science, and other disciplines, she offers practical tools to respectfully and effectively talk politics with family, to be a better colleague to people who don’t look like you, and to avoid being a well-intentioned barrier to equality. Being the person we mean to be starts with a look at ourselves. She argues that the only way to be on the right side of history is to be a good-ish— rather than good—person. Good-ish people are always growing. Second, she helps you find your "ordinary privilege"—the part of your everyday identity you take for granted, such as race for a white person, sexual orientation for a straight person, gender for a man, or education for a college graduate. This part of your identity may bring blind spots, but it is your best tool for influencing change. Third, Dolly introduces the psychological reasons that make it hard for us to see the bias in and around us. She leads you from willful ignorance to willful awareness. Finally, she guides you on how, when, and whom, to engage (and not engage) in your workplaces, homes, and communities. Her science-based approach is a method any of us can put to use in all parts of our life. Whether you are a long-time activist or new to the fight, you can start from where you are. Through the compelling stories Dolly shares and the surprising science she reports, Dolly guides each of us closer to being the person we mean to be.

Personality at Work: The Drivers and Derailers of Leadership

Personality at Work: The Drivers and Derailers of Leadership

An Evidence-Based Approach to Personality and Leadership A leader’s bullying and constant dismissal of his team’s concerns nearly take down an entire company—and the global financial system. The U.S. Government has to provide a $182 billion bailout. A new CEO transforms a near-bankrupt auto company and its infamously competitive culture becomes more collaborative and thrives—making it the only auto manufacturer to not take bailout funds. These stories share a truth: Each leader’s personality set the course of their company’s future. We all know that IQ, education, knowledge, and technical skills are essential for professionals, but they alone are insufficient for effective leadership. Who you are as a person—your personality and character—drives leadership performance and determines who thrives and who fails. In Personality at Work, psychologist Ron Warren lays out the key personality traits that drive high performance—and the common traits that derail it. Warren clusters closely related traits into four dimensions of behavior: • Teamwork/Social Intelligence • Deference • Dominance • Grit/Task Mastery. Each cluster is broken down into personality traits—13 in all. Personality at Work draws from research using the renowned LMAP 360 with 20,000 leaders and 250,000 360-feedback raters. An assessment used at organizations around the world, LMAP 360 is used at Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Underwriter Laboratories, BearingPoint, Deloitte, Teach for America, Clayton Homes, and more than 35 hospital systems throughout the United States. Personality at Work integrates research on personality and performance, teamwork, communications, judgment, and decision-making. You will learn how to ... • Recognize your own personality patterns and those of colleagues • Understand the links between personality, leadership, and organizational effectiveness • Turn insights into action, leading with Grit and EQ to drive individual and team performance

The Talent Manifesto: How Disrupting People Strategies Maximizes Business Results

How Disrupting People Strategies Maximizes Business Results

The Talent Manifesto: How Disrupting People Strategies Maximizes Business Results

Rethink Everything You Know about Managing Talent in Today’s Disruptive Landscape A Vice Chairman at Korn Ferry (KF)—the world’s largest talent advisory and executive search firm—RJ Heckman has helped many of today’s most successful companies develop talent-management strategies that ensure corporate success through good times and bad. Now, he shares his breakthrough methods with you. The Talent Manifesto reveals proven talent strategies and innovative recruiting and retainment methods gleaned from nearly three decades of consulting with the world's leading organizations. Heckman identifies the most common pitfalls in HR today and delivers an actionable program for avoiding them. He shows how to generate reliable data and use it to make the best decisions. He reveals all the game-changing HR strategies at your disposal and how to use them to drive superior business performance. As organizations across industries experience faster cycles of disruptive change, one factor looms above all others as a portent of their future success: whether they can recruit, develop, and retain top talent better and faster than their competitors. With The Talent Manifesto, you have everything you need to redesign your HR strategies, reshape perception of talent management, and measurably contribute to your organization’s ability to compete—now and in the future.

Building the Best: 8 Proven Leadership Principles to Elevate Others to Success

Building the Best: 8 Proven Leadership Principles to Elevate Others to Success

Build a world-class team culture with proven principles from renowned “Follow My Lead” podcaster and business leader John Eades Organizational culture has undergone a seismic shift in the 21st century—and with it, the requirements of leadership. In Building the Best, LearnLoft CEO John Eades takes you on a journey of transformation that will equip you with the tools you need to become the kind of cutting-edge leader today’s workplace so urgently needs. “Leadership is about empowering, inspiring, and serving in order to elevate others over an extended period of time. You are the perfect person to live this out every day.” Eades’s powerful words form the backbone of this groundbreaking guide to cultivating leadership at its highest level. Beginning with the benefits of great leadership—and the drawbacks of bad leadership—Eades offers real-life examples of leaders who elevate others, and how their practices have paid huge dividends. At its core is a carefully balanced blend of “love and discipline”—a guiding principle that helps create high levels of performance by leaning on standards while at the same time caring about the long-term success and well-being of each team member. Through these proven practices, you’ll learn to: • Identify your current leadership style • Rely on the “purpose trifecta” to guide your team • Be a leader who properly leverages the “Acts of Accountability” model • Create a “Maximizing Mantra” to produce energy and results • Develop the skills of others by understanding the “4 Stages of Role Development” Leadership is a journey, not a destination. Building the Best offers a powerful blueprint for embarking on that journey—the first step in taking your team or organization toward true greatness. .