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Strategic HR Management

· Human Resources,Strategy,Leadership

This is a living collection of resources that I refer to in my Human Resources programs including the IME Mini-MBA and in-house Strategic Human Resource Management programs. It includes all the resources I refer to in the workshops and additional background reading organized by subject.

Please contact me here if you would like to discuss how you may go further in this topic, watch my videos about how Executive Coaching can help you or Group Coaching can accelerate your team's effectiveness.

Please use the comments section at the foot of the page to suggest resources you have found useful on this topic and I'll add them for the benefit of others.



HR Consulting Skills

Confidence: The surprising truth about how much you need - and how to get it

Crucial Conversations, Patterson et al

Death by Meeting, Lencioni

Difficult Conversations, Stone, Patten & Heen

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

How Did That Happen? Connors & Smith

HR Competencies: Mastery at the Intersection of People and Business.

Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Lencioni

Start With Why, Sinek

The Games People Play, Berne

The Happiness Advantage, Achor

The Ideal Team Player, Lencioni

The Oz Principle, Connors et al

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey

The Trusted Advisor, Maister, Green & Galford

The Why of Work, Ulrich & Ulrich

Coaching Skills Resources

The 11 Laws of Systems Thinking

The Art of Coaching

Adaptability & Change

Teaching Smart People to Learn, Argyris

The Culture Map, Meyer

The Fifth Discipline, Peter Senge

Change Leadership Resources

Change Management Is a Strategic Skill HR Must Master


Creating a Learning and Development Strategy: The HR Business Partner's Guide to Developing People

Experiential learning: Experience as the source of learning and development. Kolb, D. A.

For Your Improvement, Korn Ferry

HBR Finding & Keeping the Best People

Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation James D. Kirkpatrick

Learning with Colleagues, de Haan

Personality and the Fate of Organizations, Hogan & Hogan

Talent Economics, Nagpal

TED Susan Colantuono – Business Acumen

The Effective Executive, Drucker

The Effective Manager, Horstman

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?: (And How to Fix It)


Effective Phrases for Performance Appraisals, James E Neal

How Performance Management Is Killing Performance - and What to Do About It: Rethink. Redesign. Reboot M. Tamra Chandler

Learning and Motivation Strategies: Your Guide to Success, Tuckman, Abry and Smith.

Motivation to Work, Herzberg

TED Dan Pink – Motivation

The Relationship Cure, Gottman

The Three Signs of a Miserable Job, Lencioni


Kets de Vries, M. F. R. “Decoding the Team Conundrum: The Eight Roles Executives Play,”

Kets de Vries, M.F.R. The Hedgehog Effect: The Secrets of Building High Performance Teams.

Leading Teams: Setting the Stage for Great Performances

Organizational Culture and Leadership Edgar Schein

Saving Your Rookie Managers from Themselves, Walker in HBR

Set up to fail Syndrome: How good managers cause great people to fail, Manzoni & Barsoux

Silos, Politics and Turf Wars, Lencioni

Superteams: How to Take Your Team to the Top

The Corporate Survival Guide, Edgar Schein

The Discipline of Teams, Katzenbach & Smith in HBR

The Wisdom of Teams, Katzenbach & Smith

Understanding organizations, Charles Handy

X Teams, Ancona, Bresman & Caldwell

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team

Governance & Organisation Design


Managing the HR Function

Business Strategy