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Articles by Desda Moss

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

Companies with high levels of employee engagement consistently outperform their competitors, earning 147 percent more per share on the stock market than companies with low engagement scores, according to Gallup research. Yet employee surveys continue to show a dismal lack of engagement in the workforce, with more than 70 percent of U.S. workers—and nearly 90 percent worldwide—reporting that they are disengaged in their jobs.

June 6, 2016

Want to retain your high-potential employees, keep them engaged and grow them into the leaders your organization needs as it evolves? Put them in a chief of staff rotation, advises the author of Chief of Staff: The Strategic Partner Who Will Revolutionize Your Organization (Tyler Parris Coaching LLC, 2016).

May 30, 2016

Our world is inundated with health information. Yet even individuals who have all the right information and possess the best intentions can be held back by one major factor: their jobs.

May 23, 2016

Women now hold nearly 52 percent of professional-level jobs in the U.S. across all fields and outnumber men in earning college degrees, both undergraduate and advanced. In the top circles of leadership, however, women are rarely seen or heard. Among Fortune 500 companies, women claim about 25 percent of senior management positions and make up less than 5 percent of CEOs. What can women do to close the persistent power gap?

April 11, 2016

What if a company did everything in its power to create a culture in which everyone—not just select high-potentials—could overcome their own internal barriers to change and use errors and vulnerabilities as prime opportunities for personal and professional growth?

March 28, 2016

To succeed in today’s world, leadership readiness expert and author Erika Andersen believes we have to start each day as novices in order to gain new skills quickly and continuously. No matter what you’re good at now, she says, if you hold onto how it looked and worked five years ago, or five minutes ago, you’ll get left behind.

March 21, 2016

What does it take to achieve success and influence? Some people think that in today’s hypercompetitive world, it’s the tough, take-no-prisoners type who comes out on top. But in reality, argues New York Times best-selling author Dave Kerpen, it's actually those with the best people skills who win the day. 

March 14, 2016

By Todd Corley

Millennials first filled my world in November 2004, when I accepted the job of chief diversity officer at Abercrombie & Fitch—a position mandated by the settlement of discrimination lawsuits against the company totaling nearly $50 million. Millennials, by then, were not only the retailer’s workforce but also its market.

February 8, 2016


Bullying is epidemic. A 2014 survey published by the Workplace Bullying Institute found that 37 million U.S. workers face “abusive conduct” during their workday. 

What can human resource professionals do to address this epidemic? A lot. 

February 1, 2016

By Erica Keswin. Compiled by Desda Moss. 

Here are five books that changed the way I think about working relationships:

1. Are You Fully Charged? The 3 Keys to Energizing Are You Fully Charged? by Tom Rath (Silicon Guild, 2015).

December 14, 2015

By Warren Parry


December 10, 2015