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Articles by Desda Moss

Retiring SHRM CEO Henry G. Jackson looks back on his legacy and forward to the future of HR.


Henry G. “Hank” Jackson, president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), will soon retire after serving since 2010 as the Society’s sixth CEO. During his tenure, the world’s largest HR association grew to a record 289,000 members, launched SHRM competency-based certification exams and created the SHRM Competency Model, which supports practitioners in their professional development and helps organizations identify strong HR leaders.

October 4, 2017

Molly Fletcher knows a thing or two about being a game changer. She spent two decades as one of the world's few female sports agents, working with hundreds of athletes, coaches and media personalities, before founding her own company in 2010.

April 24, 2017

The goal of company-provided training is to improve performance and, ultimately, business results. But in order to achieve this, employee training must change behavior.

March 22, 2017

Business leaders need to embrace sustainability—and embed it into their organization's core mission—in order to ensure lasting success, according to the authors of The Sustainability Edge: How to Drive Top-Line Growth with Triple-Bottom-Line Thinking (Rotman-UTP Publishing, 2017). 

January 31, 2017

From Sept. 11 to Hurricane Katrina to the SARS epidemic, all of these crises had an impact on businesses—and their employees. Author Bill Tibbo knows this firsthand because he has advised companies on four continents on how to repair and rebuild after a devastating event.

November 7, 2016

HR expert Steven A. Danley was glancing at a medical book one day when inspiration struck. Why not write a book about the maladies that affect organizational health?

October 31, 2016

What’s the difference between great companies and merely good companies, between people with stellar careers and those who struggle to meet minimum expectations, and between effective teams and lackluster teams? The answer, according to HR expert Paul Falcone, is the leadership edge. Building great teams and guiding them to success requires attentive and dynamic leaders.         

October 27, 2016
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Sports psychologist Stan Beecham has learned a few things from working with elite leaders and athletes. One is that top performers train themselves to control their thoughts—and eventually their habits. Beecham, a founding member of the Leadership Resource Center in Atlanta, has worked with collegiate, Olympic and professional athletes.

October 17, 2016

Implementing human capital strategy in any enterprise requires proficiency in business acumen.

October 11, 2016

Whether you're just starting out, midway through your career or approaching retirement, maintaining vitality at every stage of your work life requires commitment and clarity.

October 3, 2016

Leadership is not just about ideas and vision. It's about getting things done. That's the message of The Agenda Mover: When Your Good Idea Is Not Enough (Cornell University Press, 2016) by Samuel B. Bacharach.

September 27, 2016

In Making Work Work: The Positivity Solution for Any Work Environment (Sterling Ethos, 2016), Shola Richards offers solutions for creating a more positive professional environment using kindness and mutual respect.

September 12, 2016

It's not enough anymore just to keep up. Technology, globalization, economic shifts and geopolitical shocks have set in motion an onslaught of radical change in the global business environment.

August 29, 2016

It's critical to help audiences remember valuable information, especially in business. Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience and cognitive psychology, Impossible to Ignore: Creating Memorable Content to Influence Decisions by Carmen Simon, Ph.D.

August 22, 2016

SHRM offers a wealth of resources to anyone preparing to take the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification exams or seeking to earn recertification credits. Here are 10 books available from the SHRMStore that can help you focus your study efforts and maximize your results:

August 15, 2016

“If you want more influence in your organizations, relationships will help you get there,” according to the authors of Social Gravity: Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships (Talent Anarchy Productions, 2012).

June 27, 2016