Book Club

Book Club

Book Club members gain access to over 30 book chapters on popular talent management topics and best practices. Join today and you will also be the first to know about free chapters from our future titles, as well as invites to book club author events.

A Winner’sGuide to Negotiating

In a good negotiation, everybody walks away a winner. Drawing on her nearly two decades of experience negotiating multimillion-dollar agreements with the most savvy people in sports, Molly Fletcher provides the strategies and tactics business professionals need to find common ground, strengthen relationships, and close more deals. Like Molly Fletcher on Facebook Follow Molly Fletcher […]

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Coming Alive: The Journey To Reengage Your Life And Career

I’m sure most people have felt the pains of disengagement at some point in their lives and careers. Whether it is a difficult working relationship with your manager, not progressing along your career path, or being a misfit in a new position, disengagement hurts. And while disengagement is a year-round issue, the holiday season can […]

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Creativeship: An Employee Engagement and Leadership Fable

Author, speaker, and thought leader Bob Kelleher tackles corporate malaise in this thought-provoking narrative, which follows newly retired management consultant Joe Daniels in an exploration of what’s missing in business today. In reflecting on his career and interacting with his now-grown children, Joe comes to recognise that strong leadership and employee satisfaction alone will no […]

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Disney U: How Disney University Develops the World’s Most Engaged, Loyal, and Customer-Centric Employees

Disney U follows the Story of Van France, an ex-trainer for the US Army, and a brazier factory, as he designs the training program to make the happiest place on earth happen. SilkRoad’s December book club selection, Disney U: How Disney University Develops the World’s Most Engaged, Loyal, and Customer-Centric Employees explores how Van France, the founder […]

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Employee Performance Conversations

From Sharlyn Lauby’s book Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers, Chapter 6 on employee performance and how to conduct performance reviews is SilkRoad’s August 2015 book of the month.

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Fearless Performance Appraisals

The beginning of performance appraisal season is just a few months away for many organizations.  In May we offered actions you could take to help improve your performance appraisal programme.  If you missed that post, it isn’t too late to get prepped for next year’s reviews!

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Five Key Lessons on Employee Engagement from the Boys in the Boat

From Kevin Sheridan, best selling author of The Virtual Manager and Building A Magnetic Culture. I just finished reading The Boys in the Boat, a fantastic underdog story about the University of Washington’s Crew Team and their quest to win Gold at Nazi Germany’s 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. Written from interviews, diary entries, and memories […]

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Hello Stay Interviews, Goodbye Talent Loss

November’s book club selection, Hello to Stay Interviews, Goodbye Talent Loss, articulates how an interview with your current employees can keep them at your organization longer, as they enjoy their work, while becoming more productive. Discover the concept of executing stay interviews to find out what really makes your employees excited about working for your organization, and what […]

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Keeping Up With the Googles? Onboard like the Best.

Facebook. Google. Allstate. Twitter. What do these companies have in common? Aside from being wildly successful, they are each featured as great examples of successful onboarding programmes in this month’s chapter. What do these companies have in common? Aside from being wildly successful, they are each featured as great examples of successful onboarding programmes in […]

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Louder Than Words: Ten Practical Employee Engagement Steps That Drive Results

In Louder Than Words, thought leader and speaker Bob Kelleher distills vital employee engagement principles, culled from his many years of experience, into ten practical and transformative steps that will help companies maximise employee engagement – the key to capturing discretionary effort. While highlighting win-win engagement solutions, the author makes a case for creating and […]

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Manager’s Guide to Employee Engagement

Understand what employees want and how to give it to them. Learn how to use employee wishes to energise motivation. Use the ABC engagement model to connect it all. Don’t miss this opportunity to maximise the drive and motivation of your team. Download your complimentary chapter today.

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Solving Personnel Performance Problems

SilkRoad’s February Book Club Selection, Solving Employee Performance Problems provides the tools you need to handle the most difficult personnel―from the chronically late or dramatic to the disruptive, dishonest, or downright insubordinate.

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What To Say When Faced With a Tough Situation

Delivering good news is easy, but what do say when things take a turn for the worse? Knowing what to say and how to say it can be the difference between alleviating a workplace situation or creating an all out catastrophe in this month’s SilkRoad Book Club! If you would like to learn more about  […]

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What To Say When Things Get Tough

SilkRoad’s September book club selection, What to Say When Things Get Tough, provides the tools you need to handle the toughest situations in your workplace and win the trust and confidence of your collegues, by looking at real world examples of what to do and what not to do, from the Clinton Impeachment to BP’s handling of the […]

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Winning The Brain Game: The 7 Fatal Flaws of Thinking

Calling on modern neuroscience and psychology to help explain the seven fatal flaws, Winning the Brain Game draws insights from some of the world’s most innovative thinkers. He then blends in a super-curated, field-tested set of “fixes” proven through hundreds of creative sessions to raise our thinking game to a more mindful level. Regardless of […]

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