Attention: Human Resources generalists,
specialists, professionals & senior managers!

Ready to step up your HR game in your current job
to the next level of GREATNESS?

Then this is the book you’ll want to own
and carry with you often!

Want to win big, gain more accolades
from your clients and experience more 
joy & satisfaction in your current HR role?

Want to feel like you don’t have to quit
and change HR jobs
 all the time
in order to feel happy and successful?

Now you can!  Position yourself as a 
star performer & move your HR career
faster right where you are!

Are you considered “just HR?” 

If that’s your reputation, then you’re just a bureaucrat.

You’re NOT a business partner.
Or a collaborator.
Or a trusted advisor.
Or your client’s “go-to” person.

And you won’t be seen as someone who is at the table as an EQUAL and a proactive solution-provider — which is the role your organization desperately wants you to play.

Now you can turn this perception around and discover the gold buried within your current HR role.

If your goal is to take charge, get the respect you deserve, get great results faster IN YOUR CURRENT JOB…and build a network of satisfied clients and trusted supporters in the process…well, this book is like having your own private, portable coach at your disposal.

Winning Big in HR has been developed to help you change the game for yourself in your current HR role.  Leverage this amazing collection of 100+ (actually 118) the ABSOLUTE BEST job success strategies, advice, confessions, stories and insights.  Half of these have been stolen (and no longer available) from Alan Collins’ Success in HR blog — yes, he’s “plagerized” himself.  The other half are absolutely brand new and have never shared before…anywhere…at any time.

This book focuses on the here and now — success in your current HR job. Your current boss. Your current clients. Your current organization. And how to win big with them and build a track record of success.

Whether you’re an HR manager, director or VP, performing superbly in your current HR role lays the foundation for super-success in HR.

However, let’s be honest.

One single job is unlikely to make or break your career.

But if you’re looking to build a great long term reputation and track record of success for the future, that track record goes through the job already in and demonstrating excellence in it.

Realistically, can some people succeed in HR by not demonstrating excellence in what they’re doing right now? Sure.  Some people win the lottery too!

But very few people achieve meaningful and lasting success without commitment themselves to excellence in what they’re doing right here, right now. This book will help you do that.

In this one-of-a-kind resource, you’ll discover valuable insights such as:

  • How to become your client’s trusted advisor, “go-to” person and get them to rave about YOU as an HR professional (pages 39-48). 
  • The number ONE most important and indispensable step in winning big in just about ANY (though not every) HR role.  Missing this one step will cause you to potentially struggle and perhaps not even survive (pages 19-22). 
  • The sneaky little secret for running an HR department your clients will love — even if that HR and Talent function in your organization has a poor reputation (pages 41-43).  
  • How to quickly build your credibility and support from day one, even if you’re coming in from the outside with no credibility at all (pages 56-70). 
  • Two ways for effectively dealing with those tough, frustrating clients from hell who NEVER seem satisfied no matter what you seem to do (pages 43-48).  
  • How to win at office politics in your current role without being that sleazy, back-stabbing little jerk that everyone hates to work with (pages 49-55).
  • 8 ways to motivate people to give a damn about you, your ideas and your HR career.  The inability to sell your ideas, proposals and program can kill your job satisfaction and performance faster than you can say “outplacement” (pages 7-16).
  • How to turn your outrage and frustration with your boss into possibly your next promotion.  Learn from this remarkable turnaround story (pages 2-4).
  • Strategies for winning over your CEO, your boss and other higher ups when they’ve placed unbelievable pressure on you and thrown you an unexpected, curve ball.  The lessons learned from this case study may NOT work all the time, but will give you the best chances for success (pages 75-86). 
  • Discover 12 different ways to get buy-in to your HR ideas — including one tactic that rarely fails (pages 78-86).
  • How to destroy the six time wasters facing most HR professionals so you can free up time to accomplish epic stuff (pages 93-100).
  • How to prevent burnout, stay stress-free and fall in love with HR all over and over and over again (pages 122-127).
  • Two winning HR ideas for managing inevitable setbacks you’ll face as an HR pro — gathered from seven of the world’s biggest failures (pages 23-25).
  • How a brutally abused little boy overcame “impossible” odds to become a nationally-known superstar in HR.  Let his inspirational story be a source of motivation for you (pages 26-28).
  • Capitalizing on big unexpected HR opportunities even if you aren’t ready for them (page 5).
  • Becoming remarkable…and leaving your own unique and memorable legacy in HR (pages 128-132).
  • 15 things every winner in HR knows about their business, all captured in one place (page 33).
  • A highly underrated strategy for winning big in your current role — even if you aren’t a superstar, high potential or your company’s next CHRO. (pages 101-104).
  • How to accumulate trusted supporters and grow your HR network like it’s on steroids (pages 87-92).
  • Why you MUST become a shameless thief and steal from other people if you want to speed up your success in HR (pages 105-108).
  • And MUCH, MUCH more!

It would take years to learn all this on your own
Without a doubt the most practical HR book I’ve ever picked up.  It would take you years to gain all this HR wisdom on your own.  I particularly enjoyed Alan Collins’ inclusion of advice on how to manage the tough client and how to get other people to give a damn about you and your career in HR.  The whole book is uplighting and right on the money.”
Amy Goldridge, SPHR, GPHR
Manager – Talent Development, IBM 

Alan Collins has hit the nail on the head with this book!  HR professionals who are interested in enhancing their career opportunities for advancement, this is the book for you!  There is nothing on the market that breaks it down on how to REALLY build a successful HR career.  Most are left to figure those things out on their own.  With this book, you are getting first hand information from a true HR executive.”
Darrell James, James & Jordan Executive Search
Sugar Land, TX

Authentic, gets to the point with the good stuff
“As a ‘get to the point with the good stuff’ kind of person, this book provides HR information just the way I like to get it.  It’s cuts to the chase and easy to read.  I enjoyed Alan’s authentic real-life examples which resonate strongly with me.  One of the scarcest resources an HR professional has is time and this book was the best use of mine in a long time.  I highly recommend it.”
Russ Carter, Vice President of HR, Containex

Page after page of spot on advice
Collins offers you a down-to-earth read on how to be the captain of your HR career.  He has a gift for decoding what is not obvious to others and then helping the rest of get it too.  Collins jabs your gut, challenging your thinking as he offers page after page of spot on advice and insight that will, indeed, help you win big in HR.
Mike Cohen, President of Michael L. Cohen & Associates, former Vice President of Human Resources Development, Quaker Oats Company 

I’ll use this for coaching my HR team
“I read Alan’s blog all the time.  As usual, the insights he spells out in this book are absolutely on target. I use his blog and books not only for my own development but as a tool for coaching my HR team. We’ve had a great time discussing and debating his articles as part of my offsite meetings. I’ll be getting more copies of this book and sharing it with my group.”  
Janet Willingham, Senior Director
Human Resources, Exxon  

Very inspirational, practical and made me laugh out loud
I just finished this book and not only was it inspiration, it was practical and made me laugh out loud.  It gave me some excellent ideas on solving a couple of client issues our HR department is facing right now.  I’ve ordered copies for all my staff members.  Alan has written yet another book that you’ll find yourself referring to time and time again.  Must read!”
Emily Sautter, Director – Human Resources
Procter & Gamble

Couldn’t stop reading it 
“I opened this book up as I was heading out the door for an appointment.  I couldn’t stop reading it.  I read half of it that evening and finished it up the next night. I was blown away with how much valuable information for HR professionals Collins has
included in this book.”
John Balance, Senior HR Business Partner
Catepillar, Inc.

About the author: ALAN COLLINS is founder of Success in HR and author of the best-sellers, The New HR Leader’s First 100 Days, HR Interview Secrets and Unwritten HR Rules. He was formerly Vice President of Human Resources at PepsiCo where he led HR initiatives for their Quaker Oats, Gatorade and Tropicana businesses.

He has been a featured speaker at HR conferences and seminars throughout the U.S. His articles have appeared in HR Executive, HRM Today, Linked:HR, and Personal Branding. With 25 years of corporate, field and executive experience in human resources, he earned his BS and MS degrees in Industrial Relations from Purdue. You can view his LinkedIn profile here.

©Success in HR Publishing.  For additional questions or information, please e-mail at
Privacy | Disclaimers | Affiliates