In the words of Sir Isaac Newton, “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” The Center Group draws upon the best thinking from a wide range of industry experts and resources, and we’re happy to share them with you. Here are just a few. (Tip: Bookmark this page and come back often. It’s a gateway to many valuable insights.)


The CEO’s Guide to Talent Management by Richard S. Wellins, PhD., Audrey B. Smith, PhD. and Lucy McGee.

First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni

Getting Them to Give a Damn by Eric Chester

Good To Great by Jim Collins

Innovative Reward Systems for the Changing Workplace by Thomas B. Wilson

The Leadership Advantage: How the Best Companies are Developing Their Talent to Pave the Way for Future Success by Robert M. Fulmer and Jared Bleak

Mergers Growth in the Fast Lane: A Field Manual for Management by Price Pritchett and Robert D. Gilbreath

The New Pay: Linking Employee and Organizational Performance by Jay R. Schuster and Patricia K. Zingheim

The 8 Practices of Exceptional Companies by Jac Fitz-Enz

Walk Awhile in My Shoes: Gut-Level, Real World Messages from Managers to Employees and Employees to Managers by Eric Harvey and Steve Ventura

What is Six Sigma? By Pete Pande and Larry Holpp


Employees Say Teamwork, Communication Declining in Workplace, WorldatWork

Beyond Employee Engagement: Motivation, Hay Insights

Employees From Hell, Fortune Small Business Magazine

Inner Work Life: Understanding the Subtext of Business Performance, Harvard Business Review

What It Means To Work Here, Harvard Business Review

Maximizing Your Return on People, Harvard Business Review

Employee Work Sins Revealed, by Mary Lorenz,


American Society of Training and Development


Harvard Business Review

Human Capital Institute

Society of Human Resources Management

World at Work

CommNexus San Diego