My favourite reads for 2012 (Organizational Effectiveness)

Best business books for HR professionals
By Dave Crisp
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/28/2013

Picking a few of the best books in any year is an exercise in shooting in the dark. We all have favourites and they come to us in varied ways.

One of the best was How To Be Exceptional, co-written by John Zenger, Joseph Folkman, Robert Sherwin and Barbara Steel. I wrote about it in my weekly strategic HR blog on Canadian HR Reporter’s website. There are tons of practical applications in its pages, especially if you’re in HR or training leaders. But it helps if you have a solid understanding of your own strengths and how to leverage them.

The other title that topped my list was Taking People With You by David Novak — another excellent read for leaders and business.