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Book Capsules, January 2024

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Glad We Met: The Art and Science of 1:1 Meetings
Steven G. Rogelberg
Oxford University Press, 248 pp., $27.95

Companies still see the value in regular one-on-one meetings—an estimated 200 to 500 million one-on-one meetings take place worldwide every day. But how can you maximize the value of those discussions? Glad We Met tackles that question. Rogelberg presents more than 20 years of evidence, arguing that one-on-one conversations are critical to employee and organizational success. The author posits that managers shouldn't treat one-on-one meetings as just an add-on because, when regarded as a valuable part of the week, one-on-ones can positively affect managers, direct reports, and the whole company.


Comfy Shoes and Keychains: Tips for Women in Leadership
Carrie Hruby
Rowman & Littlefield, 132 pp., $25

The plight of women in the workplace is a well-documented matter. On average, women make less money than men and regularly contend with gender bias. This book challenges women to push back and shatter the glass ceilings they encounter. Each chapter tells the story of a different woman in leadership and the varying degrees of adversity they have faced, from the guilt of being a working mom to fighting for equity at work. Throughout, the author offers valuable tips for resilience and success. Hruby coaches readers on ways to fight through each narrative and empowers women to write their own stories.

About the Author

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

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