Books

Research and Insights from the Center for Effective Organizations

Useful Research: Advancing Theory and Practice

Useful Research: Advancing Theory and Practice

Useful Research (Susan Albers Mohrman, Edward E. Lawler III, and Associates (Berrett-Koehler, 2011)) is designed to discuss the legitimacy and importance of conducting useful research to benefit both theory and practice in the field of organizational and management research.

Investing in People: Financial Impact of Human Resource Initiatives, Second Edition

Investing in People: Financial Impact of Human Resource Initiatives, Second Edition

Investing in People introduces a breakthrough approach to Human Resources (HR) measurement that systematically aligns HR investments with organizational goals and helps make HR the true strategic partner it needs to be. Wayne F. Cascio and John W. Boudreau show exactly how to choose, implement, and use metrics to improve decision-making, optimize organizational effectiveness, and maximize the value of HR investments.

Boardroom Realities: Building Leaders Across Your Board

Boardroom Realities: Building Leaders Across Your Board

The aim of the book Boardroom Realities by Jay Conger (Jossey-Bass, 2009) is to help you address the governance realities facing boardrooms today and to demonstrate that boardroom leadership and character make the primary difference in the performance of the board.

Talent: Making People Your Competitive Advantage

Talent: Making People Your Competitive Advantage

Organizations can gain a powerful competitive advantage by tapping into their talent and learning how to effectively organize and lead it. But, according to Professor Edward Lawler in Talent: Making People Your Competitive Advantage, although many organizations acknowledge the importance of people, most do little or nothing to make them a source of competitive advantage.