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RESET, New Book by SHRM's Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., Now Available

RESET tackles relevant workplace challenges presented by the pandemic and social upheaval

Alexandria, Va. — SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) President and Chief Executive Officer Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, announced that his new book, RESET: A Leader's Guide to Work in an Age of Upheaval (PublicAffairs; Sept. 7, 2021; ISBN: 9781541700437), is now available.

Under Taylor's leadership, SHRM has spurred innovative thought on how HR can empower business to meet the relevant challenges of social upheaval and global crisis.

RESET, grounded in the latest SHRM research, helps professionals reset operations to create a more daring, resilient and sustainable workplace. Taylor showcases how to craft an innovative and productive company culture, while revolutionizing how leaders find, train and engage top talent through data-driven insights and decisive experience of the world's largest HR professional organization.

"As a CEO, this is the time to be 'extra.' This is the time to recognize the extraordinary circumstances we're living in and seize the un-normal," writes Taylor. "This is your reset, your moment in history to define yourself and your organization."

As a sought-after expert on workplace topics, Taylor is known for charting the way forward through both crisis and uncertainty. RESET envisions how to reshape the world of work and unleash untapped potential to strengthen the workforce and accelerate performance.

In RESET, Taylor expounds, "'Make constant reset your friend.' Upheaval brings about opportunities to rethink, reset, and restructure your organization."

"Johnny Taylor has written a truly valuable book," says Gail J. McGovern, CEO of the American Red Cross. "His insights shine a light on the need for resetting an organization's culture and talent during turbulent times."

RESET is now available in hardcover, e-book or audio via major book retailers. All author proceeds benefit the SHRM Foundation—committed to empowering HR as a social force for change.

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About the Author:

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is president and chief executive officer of SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management. With over 300,000 members in 165 countries, SHRM is the largest HR professional association in the world, impacting the lives of 115 million workers every day.

As a global leader on the future of employment, culture and leadership, Taylor is a sought-after voice on all matters affecting work, workers and the workplace. He is frequently asked to testify before Congress on critical workforce issues and authors the weekly USA Today column, "Ask HR."

Taylor's career spans over 20 years as a lawyer, human resource executive and CEO in both the not-for-profit and for-profit space. He has held senior and chief executive roles at IAC/Interactive Corp, Viacom's Paramount Pictures, Blockbuster Entertainment Group, the McGuireWoods law firm, and Compass Group USA. Most recently, Taylor was president and chief executive officer of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

He was appointed chairman of the President's Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and served as a member of the White House American Workforce Policy Advisory Board during the Trump Administration. He is a Trustee of the University of Miami; Governor of the American Red Cross; and member of the corporate boards of Guild Education, iCIMS, and XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO).

In 2020, Taylor received the Distinguished Executive of the Year Award from the Academy of Management, and he was named 2021 ALA Professional Society CEO of the Year by CEO Update.

Taylor is the author of RESET: A Leader's Guide to Work in an Age of Upheaval, which delivers a candid and forward-thinking vision for leaders to reimagine their company cultures in a time of global upheaval and presents data-driven strategies to make the necessary foundational reset of all things work.

He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources and is licensed to practice law in Florida; Illinois; and Washington, D.C.

About SHRM

SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today's evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally. Learn more at and on Twitter @SHRM.



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