Recent Books By Martha I. Finney

  • Getting the Best From People
  • HR from the Heart
  • Unlock the Hidden Job Market
  • Rebound
  • HR Professional's Career Guide

Martha Finney is the author, co-author or ghostwriter of over 15 books about career management, employee engagement and building high-performance organizations. Her publishers include Simon & Schuster; FT Press; Praeger/Greenwood; and Amacom, the publisher of HR From the Heart: Inspiring Stories an Strategies for Building the People Side of Great Business, which Martha co-authored with Libby Sartain.

Praise for The Truth About Getting the Best from People

“Finally, a no-nonsense primer for leaders on how to build…and keep…extraordinary talent. This book should be in the briefcase of every exec in the world and should be pulled out every day for a refresher on how to be a real leader.”

Dan Walker
Former Chief Talent Officer
Apple, Inc.

“A fun and easy-to-read blueprint on understanding and creating engagement within a team. No high falootin’ business jargon here–Martha Finney tells it like it is. She helps supervisors and managers uncover the secrets of employee engagement through behavioral examples, successes at top companies, and her charming storytelling.”

Kirsten Clark
Senior Director, Organizational Capability Group
Starwood Hotels and Resorts

“Martha succeeds in reducing one of the business world’s most sought-after but amorphous concepts–employee engagement–into 49 digestible truths.”

Christopher Rice
President and CEO
BlessingWhite

“A must-read for new supervisors and managers, with lots of essential lessons and tips.”

Tom Mathews
SVP, Human Resources
Time Warner Cable

“Easy-to-read stories and useful truths about leading. I wish I had this book when I first became a manager. I had to learn some of these truths the hard way!”

Scott Shute
Senior Director
Xilinx

“The book is outstanding! Very easy to read….great examples, great advice, and the corporate world would be a better place if just 50 percent of the managers would follow your advice!”

Peg Wynn
Former SVP Human Resources
Adobe

“I started reading and found myself grabbing for a highlighter. I got to the following line ‘Getting the best is about building a culture of trust, connection, growth, and service.’ I had to drop a box around that one.”

Tiane Mitchell Gordon
SVP Office of Diversity and Inclusion
AOL

“Finney has gifted us an important compendium of accessible and eminently actionable insights about employee engagement. Using ‘The Truths’ as a guide, generations of managers will find infinite opportunities to unleash, inspire, and leverage the inherent talent in their people. My advice? Seize it! It will enable you to dramatically affect the future of your team, your organization, and your own career.”

Jane Creech
Founder and Principal
Strategic Business Systems

“If you are looking for a great way to deliver Management 101, just distribute this book. It has everything that someone new to management needs to know. Savvy, and sassy, and smart, this is an easy but important read!”

Beverly Kaye
Coauthor
Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em

“Just when I thought one truth was as good as it could get, the rest lived up to it! I loved the anecdotes and the final truth, ‘You’re still the Boss.’”

Ed Martin
VP, Global Human Resources
Atheros Communications

“The subject is important, pragmatic advice told in an entertaining way. Front line managers need this for perspective. This book has some great ‘keys’ to bringing out the best in people!”

Jim Wiggett
President & CEO
Jackson Hole Group

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