Book Club

Book Club members gain access to over 30 book chapters on popular talent management topics and best practices. Join today and you will also be the first to know about free chapters from our future titles, as well as invites to book club author events.

The Art of Change Leadership

The Art of Change Leadership represents a major milestone in the study of change leadership. An approachable yet thorough guide for leaders and team members that illustrates how to increase speed and agility during times of intense technological innovation and fast change, this resource focuses on the ways in which you, as an individual, can […]

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A Winner’s Guide to Negotiating

In a good negotiation, everybody walks away a winner. Drawing on her nearly two decades of experience negotiating multimillion-dollar agreements with the most savvy people in sports, Molly Fletcher provides the strategies and tactics business professionals need to find common ground, strengthen relationships, and close more deals. Like Molly Fletcher on Facebook Follow Molly Fletcher […]

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Winning The Brain Game: The 7 Fatal Flaws of Thinking

Calling on modern neuroscience and psychology to help explain the seven fatal flaws, Winning the Brain Game draws insights from some of the world’s most innovative thinkers. He then blends in a super-curated, field-tested set of “fixes” proven through hundreds of creative sessions to raise our thinking game to a more mindful level. Regardless of […]

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Solving Employee Performance Problems

SilkRoad’s February Book Club Selection, Solving Employee Performance Problems provides the tools you need to handle the most difficult employees―from the chronically late or distractingly dramatic to the disruptive, dishonest, or downright insubordinate.

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

Believe it or not, We’re all in the customer service industry.  Even if you work alone, at some point you have to interact with people and be engaged.  As we start relying more on technology it’s important to not let personal etiquette has fall to the wayside.  So how do you teach your employees to […]

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Hello Stay Interviews, Goodbye Talent Loss

SilkRoad’s November book club selection, Hello Stay Interviews, Goodbye Talent Loss explores the concept of executing stay interviews to find out what really makes your employees excited about working for your organization, and what your organization can change to keep them returning to work. Never lose your top talent by learning how to have this important dialogue with your employees.

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What To Say When Faced With a Tough Situation

Delivering good news is easy, but what do say when things take a turn for the worse? Knowing what to say and how to say it can be the difference between alleviating a workplace situation or creating an all out catastrophe in this month’s SilkRoad Book Club!  If you would like to learn more about […]

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Louder Than Words: Ten Practical Employee Engagement Steps That Drive Results

In Louder Than Words, thought leader and speaker Bob Kelleher distills vital employee engagement principles, culled from his many years of experience, into ten practical and transformative steps that will help companies maximize employee engagement – the key to capturing discretionary effort. While highlighting win-win engagement solutions, the author makes a case for creating and […]

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Creativeship: An Employee Engagement and Leadership Fable

Author, speaker, and thought leader Bob Kelleher tackles corporate malaise in this thought-provoking narrative, which follows newly retired management consultant Joe Daniels in an exploration of what’s missing in business today. In reflecting on his career and interacting with his now-grown children, Joe comes to recognize that strong leadership and employee satisfaction alone will no […]

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Fearless Performance Reviews

The beginning of performance review season is just a couple months away for many organizations. In May we offered a few actions you could take to help improve the performance review process. If you missed that post, it isn’t too late to get prepped for next year’s reviews!

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Coming Alive: The Journey To Reengage Your Life And Career

I’m sure most people have felt the pains of disengagement at some point in their lives and careers. Whether it is a difficult working relationship with your manager, not progressing along your career path, or being a misfit in a new position, disengagement hurts. And while disengagement is a year-round issue, the holiday season can […]

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Keeping Up With the Googles? Onboard like the Best.

Facebook. Google. Allstate. Twitter. What do these companies have in common? Aside from being wildly successful, they are each featured as great examples of successful onboarding programs in this month’s chapter. What do these companies have in common? Aside from being wildly successful, they are each featured as great examples of successful onboarding programs in […]

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Employee Performance Conversations

From Sharlyn Lauby’s book Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers, Chapter 6 on employee performance and how to conduct performance reviews is SilkRoad’s August 2015 book of the month.

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Manager’s Guide to Employee Engagement

Understand what employees want and how to give it to them. Learn how to use employee wishes to energize motivation. Use the ABC engagement model to connect it all. Don’t miss this opportunity to maximize the drive and motivation of your team. Download your complimentary chapter today.

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Five Key Lessons on Employee Engagement from the Boys in the Boat

From Kevin Sheridan, best selling author of The Virtual Manager and Building A Magnetic Culture. I just finished reading The Boys in the Boat, a fantastic underdog story about the University of Washington’s Crew Team and their quest to win Gold at Nazi Germany’s 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. Written from interviews, diary entries, and memories […]

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