10 books every HR leader should read in 2022
We’ve rounded up a list of the best HR books covering important topics leaders and managers should focus on in 2022.
HR leaders are feeling the heat when it comes to burnout, stress and navigating a hybrid world of work. These inspiring and insightful reads are the call to action every HR leader needs. From the art of rethinking and meaningful work to building and sustaining a great culture — dive into these top recommended must-reads from HR thought leaders, industry experts and organizational psychologists.
Examine the critical art of rethinking with author and organizational psychologist Adam Grant. Think Again is an “invitation to let go of views that are no longer serving us well and prize mental flexibility over foolish consistency.”
Author of the revolutionary New York Times bestseller Radical Candor, released her new book, Just Work, “revealing a practical framework for both respecting everyone’s individuality and collaborating effectively.” This essential guide to create more just workplaces belongs on every leader’s shelf.
Employees wants meaningful work and good managers — and companies want people to stay. In the sixth edition of the number one bestselling employee retention book, Beverly Kaye digs into how “managers all over the world create a supportive workplace culture so they can fight burnout and keep the people they can least afford to lose.”
A real company understands that employees are human beings. And with that, comes navigating and building relationships. Grab this book to better understand how by “bringing your human to work, you can design a workplace that is good for people, great for business, and just might change the world.”
Ingrid Fetell Lee is all about joy. Joyful “explores how the seemingly mundane spaces and objects we interact with every day have surprising and powerful effects on our mood.” An uplifting read for all, learn how to make small changes to your surroundings to create extraordinary happiness in your life (both at work and at home).
First-time managers, this book is for you. With experience managing dozens of teams, Julie knows the most important lesson of all: “great managers are made, not born.” This manager guide is packed with how-tos and strategies including hiring, navigating difficult conversations and what it takes to be a great manager.
Perfect for executives, managers, and human resource professionals, People Strategy provides a powerful framework for teams to establish values, develop feedback processes, focus on employee engagement and ultimately use data to drive business results.
New York Times Bestselling Author, Host, “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” & Emmy Award-winning Fox Sports Analyst, Emmanuel Acho’s new book Illogical, empowers readers to be changemakers. This step-by-step guide will help you replace limits and seek possibility both at work and in life.
How do you instill deep trust and commitment between an employee and a company? A popular and highly rated read, Leaders Eat Last dives into what Sinek calls the “Circle of Safety” to help workplaces, leaders and employees foster trust and cooperation.
Building and sustaining culture takes work. Author Daniel Coyle takes a look inside some of the world’s most successful organizations to reveal what makes them “tick.” No matter the size of your team, company or goal, The Culture Code can teach you the “cultural chemistry that transform individuals into teams that can accomplish amazing things together.”