Chief Talent Officer Book Club

Discover our collection of the most relevant books in talent management, talent acquisition, business development, engagement, HR and more.

This list has been curated by our editorial board of talent, HR and learning experts and is updated regularly. If you have a book that’s proven valuable to your career development and you would like to submit it for consideration, please do so here, and help us continue to shape an inventory of some of the best talent-focused resources.

Assessment and Measurement

The Training Measurement Book: Best Practices, Proven Methodologies, and Practical Approaches

Show the Value of What You Do: Measuring and Achieving Success in Any Endeavor

Measurement Demystified: Creating Your L&D Measurement, Analytics, and Reporting Strategy


Rituals for Work: 50 Ways to Create Engagement, Shared Purpose, and a Culture that Can Adapt to Change

Courageous Cultures

Charting Change

I love it here

Culture Rules

Culture Renovation: 18 Leadership Actions to Build an Unshakeable Company

Results Revolution: Achieving What Matters Most Your Team, Your Company, Your Life

Diversity, Equality, Inclusion & Belonging

Grit, the Secret to Advancement: Stories of Successful women Lawyers

The Essential HR Handbook, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Quick and Handy Resource for Any Manager or HR Professional

The Visibility Mindset: How Asian American Leaders Create Opportunities and Push Past Barriers

Actions Speak Louder: A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming an Inclusive Workplace

The Next Smart Step: How to Overcome Gender Stereotypes and Build a Stronger Organization

Wired to Connect: The Brain Science of Teams and a New Model for Creating Collaboration and Inclusion

Creating Belonging: A Practical Guide to Accelerate Belonging in Organizations and Communities

Emerging Technologies

Learning in the Age of Immediacy: 5 Factors for How We Connect, Communicate, and Get Work Done

L&D Playbook for the Digital Age

Perspectives on Technology Skill Development

The Human Side Of Digital Business Transformation

The Metaverse: And How It Will Revolutionize Everything

Performance Management

Design Thinking for Training and Development

Predictably Irrational

Design for How People Learn

Hardwired to Learn: Leveraging the Self-Sustaining Power of Lifelong Learning

Iterate: Run a Fast, Flexible, Focused Management Team

Strategy and Management

Instructional Story Design: Develop Stories That Train

The Leadership Pipeline

Bootstrap Leadership

When Women Lead

The Adventures of Women in Tech Workbook: A Life-Tested Guide to Building Your Career

Be More Strategic in Business: How to Win Through Stronger Leadership and Smarter Decisions

The Blended Learning Book: Best Practices, Proven Methodologies, and Lessons Learned

Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead

Coachability: The Leadership Superpower

Irresistible: The Seven Secrets of the World’s Most Enduring, Employee-Focused Organizations

How to Be an Inclusive Leader

The Modern Learning Ecosystem: A New L&D Mindset for the Ever-Changing Workplace

Your Brain at Work

Think Again

The Extended Mind

Leading the Learning Function

What I Really Meant to Say!

Who Killed Change?

Who Kidnapped Excellence?

The Specialist Pipeline

Social Media Strategy: A Step-by-step Guide to Building Your Social Business

The High 5 Habit: Take Control of Your Life with One Simple Habit

Leading a Learning Revolution: The Story Behind Defense Acquisition University’s Reinvention of Training

The Business Acumen Handbook

How to Create a Winning Strategy

Wired to Become: The Brain Science of Finding Your Purpose, Creating Meaningful Work, and Achieving Your Potential

Learning to SOAR: Creating Strategy that Inspires Innovation and Engagement

Doing Well and Doing Good: Human-Centered Digital Transformation Leadership

Wired to Grow: Harness the Power of Brain Science to Learn and Master Any Skill

Wired to Resist: The Brain Science of Why Change Fails and a New Model for Driving Success

Codevelopment Action Learning for Business: Co-create. Accelerate. Grow

The Business of Learning

Don’t Wait for Someone Else to Fix It: 8 Essentials to Enhance Your Leadership Impact at Work, Home, and Anywhere Else That Needs You

You Got This!: A Straightforward, No-nonsense Playbook for Crushing 130+ Workplace Challenges

Talent Acquisition

Dancing With the Talent Stars: 25 Moves That Matter Now

Chasing Stars

People Processes: How Your People Can Be Your Organization’s Competitive Advantage

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