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Go Beyond the Job Description: A 100-Day Action Plan for Optimizing Talents and Building Engagement

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Go Beyond the Job Description offers a step-by-step process for increasing productivity, motivation, and engagement with a proven 100-day action plan to optimize employee skills, talents, and contributions at work. It looks beyond the day-to-day tasks and responsibilities and considers in depth employee talents, opportunities, and development now and in the future and incorporates them in practical and meaningful ways that benefit both employee and organization.

A methodical and insightful book with detailed guidelines for any HR professional or general manager looking to optimize employee talent and build sustainable engagement — especially those with limited time and funds — Go Beyond the Job Description features assessments, development plans, strategic transition plans, and all the resources and tools you need to ensure success!


“Whether you are just starting out in your career or a senior executive, this book is an absolute must read. Dr. Lesko delivers an easy-to-understand action plan to optimizing yourself and your staff that produces real results organizations and employees will benefit from for a long time.” — Chris Gray, HR Consultant

“A great book for anyone looking to get out of their comfort zone and take their career to the next level.” — Shiva Venkatraman, CEO, Varidus

“Go Beyond the Job Description provides a proven roadmap for improving talent engagement with a 100-day action plan that motivates employees to do their best work every day.” — Alison Davis, CEO, Davis & Company

“Ashley Lesko has written a wonderful book for anyone interested in learning useful and timesaving suggestions for hiring and retaining talent. It is full of real-life strategies and stories from both HR and management perspectives; read it and learn from one of the best.” — Wes Auberry, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP

About the Author

Ashley Prisant Lesko, Ph.D., SHRM-CP, has a multifaceted background — from working as an officer in the U.S. Navy and holding leadership roles in Fortune 100 companies, to educating students at colleges and universities, and speaking at industry events. She has filled various roles at Amazon in operations, leadership and finance with oversight of more than $45 million and training programs, budgeting, and strategy across multiple fulfillment centers. She now leads Square Peg Solutions, an organization dedicated to helping companies develop leaders through a refined and tested talent engagement optimization process.

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Additional Info

Name Go Beyond the Job Description: A 100-Day Action Plan for Optimizing Talents and Building Engagement
SKU 61.14522
Year published 2018
Page count 224
Publisher SHRM
ISBN 9781586445171
Author Ashley Prisant Lesko
Format Paperback


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