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HR books for review: what has HRZone got available?


HRZone has a range of books available for review. If you would like to receive one of our business books, free of charge, please contact the editor on editor at hrzone dot com and let us know what you’re interested in. In return, we ask for a 400-700 word review of the book, its content and whether it’s appropriate for a senior HR director audience and for business professionals looking to become more effective in their roles.

General HR

NEW: Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level
By Leander Kahney

Transformative HR: How great companies use evidence-based change for sustainable advantage
By: John W. Boudreau and Ravin Jesuthasan


NEW: Leadership Intelligence: The 5Qs for Thriving as a Leader
By Ali Qassim Jawad & Andrew Kakabadse

NEW: Applied Empathy: The New Language of Leadership
By: Michael Ventura

The Weird CEO: How to Lead in a World Dominated by Artificial Intelligence
By: Charles Towers-Clark

How To Lead Others: Eight Lessons For Beginners
By: John Adir

Lessons in Leadership: 12 Key Concepts
By: John Adir

Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice And Leadership
By: Lee G. Bolman & Terrence E. Deal

Good people: The Only Leadership Decision That Really Matters
By: Anthony Tjan

Leading from Purpose: Clarity and confidence to act when it matters
By: Nick Craig


Culture Your Culture: Innovating experiences @Work
By: Karen Jaw-Madson

The Power of Company Culture: How any business can buld a culture that improves productivity, performance and profits
By: Chris Dyer

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Racism at Work: The Danger of Indifference
By: Binna Kandola


The Asshole Survival Guide: How to deal with people who treat you like dirt
By: Robert I Sutton

The Carrot Principle: How the best managers use recognition to engage their people, retain talent, and accelerate performance
By: Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton


The Power of a Positive Team: Proven Principles And Practices That Make Great Teams Great
By: Jon Gordon

Personal development/CPD

NEW: What it Takes: How I Built a $100 Million Business Against the Odds
By: Raegan Moya-Jones

NEW: The Visual MBA: A Quick Guide to Everything You’ll Learn in Two Years of Business School
By: Jason Barron 

NEW: Rise: Start Living the Life You Were Meant to Lead
By: Royston Guest

Head Start: Build A Resilient Mindset So You Can Achieve Your Goals
By: Ian Price

Captivate: The Science of Suceeding with People
By: Vanessa Van Edwards

Steps to High performance: Focus on whay you can change (and ignore the rest)
By: Marc Effron

Mind Flip: Change the way you thnk about yourself and reinvent your future
By: Zena Everett

How to Deal With Difficult People: Smart tactics for overcoming the problem people in your life
By: Gill Hasson

Great At Work: How top performers do less, work better and achieve more
By: Morten Hansen

Organisational performance

NEW: Redesigning The Way Work Works: Strong Opinion and Advice from 40 Years in the Business
By Bruce Morton

NEW: Brave New Work
By: Aaron Dignan

Capability At Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle
By: Paul Matthews

Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times
By: Paul Matthews

Learning Transfer at Work: How to Ensure Training >> Performance
By: Paul Matthews

The Human Workplace: People-centred organizational development 
By: Andy Swann

Purpose Meets Execution: How winning organizations accelerate engagement and drive profits
By: Louis Efron


Find Your Why: A practical guide for discovering purpose for you and your team
By: Simon Sinek


Mind Time: How 10 mindful minutes can enhance your work, health and happiness
By: Michael Chaskalson & Megan Reitz

How We Work: Live your purpose, reclaim your sanity and embrace the daily grind
By: Leah Weiss


NEW Neuroscience for Organizational Change: An evidence-based practical guide to managing change
By: Hilary Scarlett

How change happens
By: Duncan Green

NEW: The HR Change Toolkit: Your Complete Guide to Making it Happen
By: Lucy Adams


NEW: The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters
By: Priya Parker

Kill Bad Meetings: Transform your culture, improve collaboration, & accelerate decisions
By: Kevan Hall & Alan Hall

The Art of Gathering: Create Transformative Meetings, Events and Experiences
By: Priya Parker

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