Book Review: Growing the Elephant on thehrdirector.com

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‘The advantages of leveraging diversity through inclusion have been widely recognized, if not often successfully reaped, for decades. Why is it that now we are all so focus on this topic. Amazingly there are still a lot of people who choose to ignore this, while there are ways to ensure you are not seen as disrespectful. Chris Altizer and Gloria Johnson-Cusack not only provide explanation to recognize diversity but also use it through true life examples.’

Chris Altizer and Gloria Johnson-Cusack’s bookGrowing the Elephant is reviewed on thehrdirector.com

Growing the Elephant – Increasing Earned Advantage for All – theHRDIRECTOR

The advantages of leveraging diversity through inclusion have been widely recognized, if not often successfully reaped, for decades. Why is it that now we are all so focus on this topic. Amazingly there are still a lot of people who choose to ignore this, while there are ways to ensure you are not seen as disrespectful.

Book Review: Transform to Outperform on thehrdirector.com

HR Director

‘Outperformance requires a lifetime of reinvention, a personal transformation of the leader interwoven with that of the team, in a double helix of performance peaks, learning troughs, and transformation moments. Learn more not only through the descriptive ways Robinson explains in this book but also the action plans at the end of each chapter to help and guide you through the process. A great read for anyone wishing to remain on top.’

Susie Robinson’s book, Transform to Outperform, is reviewed on thehrdirector.com

Transform to Outperform: 7 powers to transform you, your team and your results – theHRDIRECTOR

Author: Susie Robinson Review by: Monique Vander Eyken This book is intended for leaders wanting to transform their own results and those of their team and organization. It also offers human resources professionals a tool to support their business partners do the same. You know the old saying, don’t fix what’s not broken!

Book review: Closing the Influence Gap on thehrdirector.com

HR Director

‘This book will help any woman – at whatever stage of their career – to realise they have all the skills they need to become the leader they really want to be.’

Carla Miller‘s book, Closing the Influence Gap, has been reviewed on thehrdirector.com

Closing the Influence Gap: A practical guide for women leaders who want to be heard – theHRDIRECTOR

The hard-hitting introduction of this book perfectly summarises the harm that the Influence Gap is having, not only to women in the workplace but on organisations globally. And it’s this challenge of gender inequality that the author aims to help women to navigate through this practical and punchy guide.

Book Review: Closing the Influence Gap in Workingmums.co.uk

‘…the important thing is being more aware of yourself, what you bring as a leader and how that fits your organisation and understanding what impact your actions, words and how you say them have on others…’

Carla Miller‘s book, Closing the Influence Gap, has been reviewed in depth by Workingmums.co.uk.

Women Succeeding On Their Own Terms | workingmums.co.uk

Women don’t need fixing, but they can learn ways to get ahead on their own terms in a system that is biased against them, according to a new book which is packed full of practical tips.

Book review: Don’t Fix Women on workingmums.co.uk

‘A collection of actions in different areas, from flexible working to sponsorship, will boost women’s confidence and enable them to overcome the barriers they face at work’

Joy Burnford’s book Don’t Fix Women is reviewed on workingmums.co.uk.

Don’t Fix Women, Fix The Barriers At Work | workingmums.co.uk

A collection of actions in different areas, from flexible working to sponsorship, will boost women’s confidence and enable them to overcome the barriers they face at work, according to a new book which argues that we need to fix the systemic issues that hold women back rather than ‘fixing’ women.

Becky Hall in The Stylist magazine

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Becky Hall’s book, The Art of Enough, is featured in the The Stylist Magazine and introduced by the Editor-in-Chief in her newsletter as:

‘Keen to find at least one glimmer of hope in a sea of gloomy headlines, Becky Hall’s new book, The Art Of Enough, jumped out to us. Recession aside, Hall argues we are already at Peak Stuff, and that all of our striving for more (more things, more experiences, more, more, more…) is leaving us anything but happy. She references economist Tim Jackson’s brilliant quote from his 2010 Ted Talk: “We are persuaded to spend money we don’t have on things we don’t need to make impressions that won’t last on people we don’t care about.”

While access to food and a roof over your head can’t be considered anything other than a basic right, this is a time when we will be forced to assess what we truly need alongside those basics and, subsequently, what are the ‘things’ that really make us happy.’ 

 

Helen Beedham in The Edge

‘This is not just a book on time management. It explores ways of working, productivity, diversity and wellbeing. It is practical and inspirational.’

‘This is a great book that looks at time management holistically, along with a range of tools and techniques.’

Helen Beedham’s book, The Future of Time, receives a five star review in The Edge Yule 2022, Journal of Institute of Leadership & Management

Joy Burnford in The Globe and Mail

‘Centuries of male-dominated cultures, processes and policies need to be shaken up. I’m not blaming men here. It’s a historical situation that has evolved over time and today the priority is about levelling up the playing field.’

Joy Burnford’s book, Don’t Fix Women, is reviewed in The Globe and Mail

Stop trying to fix women. Start fixing your organization for gender equality

Do women become less “nice” in middle age? It would appear that we think so. And that throws an additional wrench into our efforts to develop more gender-balanced leadership teams. A gender stereotype we hold is that women are kinder and more warm-hearted, nicer and less aggressive, compared with men.