Book by business faculty becomes association’s best-seller

September 21, 2011 | News, UToday
By Bob Mackowiak

wbgot-a-minute-coverA work authored by UT College of Business and Innovation faculty has become the best-selling book sold this summer by the Society for Human Resource Management, the world’s largest organization for human resource management professionals.

Got A Minute? The Nine Lessons Every HR Professional Must Learn, published in 2010, was written by Dr. Dale J. Dwyer, professor of management and former chair of the Department of Management, with Sheri A. Caldwell, director of human resources for the UT Physicians Group LCC and a part-time instructor in the Department of Management.

“We are very excited and honored that our work has so resonated with human resources professionals that Got A Minute? has become the top seller for the Society for Human Resource Management,” Dwyer said. “While the book is filled with many true workplace incidents that are funny and people enjoy reading it, every story offers a useful lesson for life in the everyday work world. Got A Minute? provides lessons every human resource professional needs to be successful.”

Issues addressed include substance abuse, invasion of privacy, culture clashes, sexual issues, job terminations and more. Each chapter summarizes key messages through helpful tips, and specific steps to achieve results are detailed throughout the book.

“This book is about mistakes, challenges, and the day-to-day frustrations faced by HR professionals in organizations everywhere. Sometimes by focusing on the misstep, it is easier to teach people how to avoid it,” Dwyer said.

The Society for Human Resource Management includes a global membership of more than 250,000, has members in 140 countries, and offices in India and China.

Got A Minute? The Nine Lessons Every HR Professional Must Learn is published by the Society for Human Resource Management and is available at its website, as well as at and other booksellers.

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