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Sharlyn Lauby, SHRM-SCP, is author of the HR Bartender blog and speaker at the
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Top recommendation for HR:
It’s Your Ship (Business Plus, 2012) by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff.
Why it’s relevant: It’s about Abrashoff’s leadership while commanding the USS Benfold. The Benfold had top-of-the-line technology, yet its crew achieved only a fraction of its potential. Abrashoff’s mission was to improve engagement and overall results. There are no fancy charts, graphs or data points—just real-life stories showing that organizational change can take place without turning an organization upside down.
What I’m bringing to the beach: I’ve been getting into humorous mysteries lately. I’m reading a lot of Carl Hiaasen, and I just finished Dave Barry’s
Insane City (Berkley, 2013). Right now, I’m reading Jana DeLeon’s
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