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Member Spotlight: Derek Crews

TAA Member Derek Crews is an Associate Professor of Management at and a textbook and academic author in the Human Resources discipline. His most recent publication is Mastering Human Resource Management, Version 1.0, published by FlatWorld. He is currently working on a new textbook with FlatWorld, Principles of Talent Development.

Share a recent accomplishment.

My article “Reinventing Performance Management” was recently published by Archives of Business Research.

What is your favorite textbook writing tip or strategy?

The advice I received from Erin McTigue: “Get it down, then fix it up.” This refers to just getting the first draft down on paper, and worry about fixing it up later. This helped me to not overthink the first draft and has helped me get the first draft down quicker.

What is your best TAA experience so far?

The in-person TAA conferences. The mentoring sessions have been especially helpful.