At Chronus, we continuously learn in order to build personal and professional growth. With summer upon us, it’s a great time to catch up on books and topics you might not have had time for during the first part of the year.
During every week in August, we will be giving away books from authors and thought leaders we learn from all year long. These books hit on powerful topics that can humanize your employee experience, building better engagement through onboarding, inclusion, career development, upskilling, leadership development and succession planning.
August 2 - 10 Steps to Successful Mentoring (Wendy Axelrod) - While mentoring resources typically center on the mentee or the program, this book is devoted explicitly to helping you excel in the role of mentor. In this book, Wendy Axelrod helps you stretch your mentoring abilities to yield substantial rewards for you and your mentee.
August 9 - The Leader's Guide to Coaching & Mentoring: How to Use Soft Skills to Get Hard Results (Mike Brent & Fiona Dent) - This highly practical handbook helps managers get the most out of their people. It includes grounded advice on the practicalities of listening, questioning, observing body language, challenging and affirming. Written in the no-nonsense and engaging style, this is a top tool for managers wanting to mentor their people to optimum performance.
August 16 - Designing Workplace Mentoring Programs: An Evidence-Based Approach (Tammy D. Allen, Lisa M. Finkelstein & Mark L. Poteet) - This book presents an evidence-based best practice approach to the design, development, and operation of formal mentoring programs within organizations. It includes practical tools and resources that organizations can use, such as training exercises, sample employee development plans, and mentoring contracts.
August 23 - Successful Onboarding (Lilith Christiansen & Mark A. Stein) - This book provides a business case, a systemic approach to the onboarding process, and instructive inside stories from Apple, Starbucks, Netflix, Microsoft, Baird, Bank of America, John Deere, and dozens of other industry leaders.
August 30 - The Employee Experience: How to Attract Talent, Retain Top Performers, and Drive Results (Tracy Maylett & Matthew Wride) - The book helps organizations attract and retain top talent, and reveals the secrets for building a deeply engaged workforce. With insights into the dynamics of trust and mutual expectations, this book proves that before you can deliver a transcendent customer experience, you must first build a superlative employee experience. It's not about perks. It's not about creating a worker's utopia.
We're hosting a webinar with Summer Reading author Lilith Christiansen to discuss the important topics of her book Successful Onboarding: Strategies to Unlock Hidden Value Within Your Organization. Register today!
August 22 @ 11am PT/2pm ET - Summer Reading Author Q&A: Successful Onboarding
A few days of orientation alone isn’t sufficient to adequately engage new hires and get them off to a fast start. With the war for corporate talent in full swing, it’s time to take a fresh approach. Effective onboarding programs provide a faster track to productivity, while also building strong employee relationships.
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