Recommended Books

The ATHR Team has a few great books on their reading list. We thought we’d share.

We’d also love to hear what you’re reading. Reach out and let us know!

50 Top Tools for Coaching: A Complete Toolkit for Developing and Empowering People

by Gillian Jones / Ro Gorell

Auditing Your Human Resources Department: A Step-by-Step Guide to Assessing the Key Areas of Your Program

by John H. McConnell

Beyond Entrepreneurship: Turning Your Business into an Enduring Great Company

by James Collins / William Lazier

Carrots and Sticks Don’t Work: Build a Culture of Employee Engagement with the Principles of RESPECT

by Paul Marciano

Catalytic Coaching: The End of the Performance Review

by Garold Markle

Common Sense Talent Management: Using Strategic Human Resources to Improve Company Performance

by Steven Hunt

Communication Skills for Managers

by Janis Fisher

Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior

by Kerry Patterson / Joseph Grenny / Ron McMillan / Al Switzler

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High

by Kerry Patterson / Joseph Grenny / Ron McMillan / Al Switzler

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

by Doug Lipp

Employee Engagement 2.0: How to Motivate Your Team for High Performance (A Real-World Guide for Busy Managers)

by Kevin Kruse

Fierce Conversations

by Susan Scott

First, Break All The Rules: What the Worlds Greatest Managers Do Differently

by Jim Harter

Good Leaders Ask Great Questions

by John C Maxwell

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… And Others Don’t

by Jim Collins

Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck–Why Some Thrive Despite Them All

by Jim Collins / Morten Hansen

Handbook for Strategic HR: Best Practices in Organization Development from the OD Network

by OD Network / John Vogelsang PhD

HBR’s 10 Must Reads On Leadership

by Harvard Business Review

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… And Others Don’t

by Jim Collins

How Performance Management is Killing Performance–And What to do About It

by M. Tamara Chandler

How the Best Leaders Lead

by Brain Tracy

How to Measure Human Resource Management (3rd Edition)

by Jac Fitz-enz / Barbara Davison

HR Analytics Handbook

by Laurie Bassi

HR Metrics The World Class Way

by John Sullivan

HR Metrics ToolKit – 2009

by HR Performance, Inc

HR Transformation: Building Human Resources From the Outside In (Business Skills and Development)

by Dave Ulrich / Justin Allen / Wayne Brockbank / Jon Younger / Mark Nyman

Investing in What Matters

by Scott Mondore / Shane Douthitt

It’s the Way You Say It: Becoming Articulate, Well-spoken, and clear

by Carol A. Fleming

Lean HR

by Dwane Lay

Lean In

by Sheryl Sandberg

Magic Numbers for Human Resource Management: Basic Measures to Achieve Better Results

by Hugh Bucknall / Zheng Wei

MAGIC: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Employee Engagement

by Tracy Maylett / Paul Warner

Managing The Professional Service Firm

by David Maister

Mastering Communication at Work: How to Lead, Manage, and Influence (Business Books)

by Ethan F. Becker, Jon Wortmann

Mastering Professional Services

by Thomas Lah

Metrics You Can Manage for Success

by Lynn Hunsaker

Our Iceberg is Melting

by John Kotter


by Malcom Gladwell

People Skills: How to Assert Yourself, Listen to Others, and Resolve Conflicts

by Robert Bolton

PHR / SPHR Practice Test – 2012 Edition: 225-Question Practice Test

by Aaron Frias

PHR / SPHR Practice Test: Presented by

by Frias SPHR, Aaron

PHR / SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification Study Guide

by Sandra Reed / Anne Bogardus

PHR / SPHR Professional in Human Resources Total Test Prep

by Sandra Reed / Anne Bogardus

PHR Certification Study Guide 2014-2015: Test Prep for the PHR/SPHRProfessional in Human Resources Certification Exam

by PHR SPHR Team

PHR Exam Practice Questions: PHR Practice Tests & Review for the Professional in Human Resources Certification Exams

by PHR Exam Secrets Test Prep Team

PHR Exam Secrets Study Guide: PHR Test Review for the Professional In Human Resources Certification Exam

by PHR Exam Secrets Test Prep Team

Professional Services Marketing: How the Best Firms Build Premier Brands, Thriving Lead Generation Engines, and Cultures of Business Development Success

by Mike Schultz / John Doerr

Release Your Brilliance: The 4 Steps to Transforming Your Life and Revealing Your Genius to the World

by Simon T. Bailey

Results: How to Assess Performance, Learning, & Perceptions in Organizations (A Publication in the Berrett-Koehler Organizational Performance Series)

by Richard A. Swanson / Elwood F. Holton III

SPHR Exam Flashcard Study System: SPHR Test Practice Questions & Review for the Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification Exam (Cards)

by SPHR Exam Secrets Test Prep Team

SPHR Exam Prep: Senior Professional in Human Resources (2nd Edition)

by Larry Phillips

Strategic Management: Concepts

by Frank Rothaermel

The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave: How to Recognize the Subtle Signs and Act Before It’s Too Late

by Leigh Branham

The ACE Advantage

by Dr. William Schiemann

The Art of Managing Professional Services: Insights from Leaders of the World’s Top Firms

by Maureen Broderick

The Art of War for Managers

by Gerald A. Michaelson

The Balanced Scorecard

by Robert S. Kaplan / David P. Norton

The Chief HR Officer: Defining the New Role of Human Resource Leaders

by Patrick M. Wright / John W. Boudreau / David Pace / Libby Sartain / Paul McKinnon / Richard Antoine

The Effective Manager

by Mark Horstman

The Elements of Great Managing

by Jim Harter / Rodd Wagner

The End of the Performance Review: A New Approach to Appraising Employee Performance

by T. Baker

The Essential HR Handbook: A Quick and Handy Resource for Any Manager or HR Professional

by Sharon Armstrong / Barbara Mitchell

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

by Patrick Lencioni

The HR Scorecard: Linking People, Strategy, and Performance

by Dave Ulrich / Mark Huselid / Brian Becker

The HR Toolkit: An Indispensable Resource for Being a Credible Activist (Business Skills and Development)

by Denise Romano

The HR Value Proposition

by David Ulrich / Wayne Brocknank

The Leader’s Pocket Guide: 101 Indispensable Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Any Situation

by John Baldoni

The New HR Analytics: Predicting the Economic Value of Your Company’s Human Capital Investments

by Dr. Jac Fitz-enz

The Official PHR / SPHR Certification Guide

by Raymond B Weinberg SPHR CCP

The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability

by Roger Connors / Tom Smith / Craig Hickman

The Servant: A Simple Story About the True Essence of Leadership

by James Hunter

The Strategy Focused Organization

by Robert S. Kaplan / David P. Norton

The Workforce Scorecard: Managing Human Capital to Execute Strategy

by Mark A. Huselid / Brian E. Becker / Richard Beatty

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful

by Marsall Goldsmith

Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It

by Cali Ressler / Jody Thompson

Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It

by Cali Ressler / Jody Thompson