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The Art of Sustainable Performance

A Model for Recruiting, Selection, and Professional Development


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  • Includes questionnaires and checklists for HR professionals and executives

  • Provides a new perspective on effective recruiting and selection

  • Examines multiple predictive relations in human resources simultaneously?

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Business (BRIEFSBUSINESS)

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. The Importance of Sustainable Development

    • Bas Kodden
    Pages 1-7Open Access
  3. Talent as Precursor for Performance

    • Bas Kodden
    Pages 9-16Open Access
  4. The Ability to Adapt

    • Bas Kodden
    Pages 25-30Open Access
  5. The Impact of Self-efficacy

    • Bas Kodden
    Pages 31-38Open Access
  6. Performance Culture: The Organization as a Tribe

    • Bas Kodden
    Pages 61-66Open Access
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 75-120

About this book

This open access book revisits common notions on how to select and recruit the right employees. It reveals that the secret of successful individuals and teams lies in a combination of talent and four important performance indicators, offering an innovative approach that companies can fruitfully adopt. 

Bas Kodden has studied key performance indicators among over 1,100 executives, senior staff and professionals, including 50 CEOs from leading Dutch companies. His findings put the present recruitment and selection procedures used by many prominent companies in a new light. Moreover, the book not only addresses theory; it also offers a practically applicable model for recruitment, selection and professional development. In closing, the book includes a variety of questionnaires and checklists for HR professionals and executives whose goal is to build sustainable and successful teams and organizations. 


  • Open access book
  • HR performance indicators
  • KPIs for employee productivity
  • Sustainable performance indicators
  • Talent recognition
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Self-efficacy

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nyenrode Business University, Breukelen, The Netherlands

    Bas Kodden

About the author

Bas Kodden is an Associate Professor and Director of the Executive MBA program at Nyenrode Business University (The Netherlands). His main research deals with leadership, entrepreneurship and personal development. Prior to joining Nyenrode’s Center for Leadership and Management Development, Dr. Kodden had been an entrepreneur for almost his entire professional career.

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Buying options

Softcover Book
USD 24.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)