Business Leadership

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

Have you ever wondered how professional athletes, academics, researchers or artists get so good? Malcolm Gladwell taught us you need to practice 10,000 hours to be an expert at anything in this world. Maybe that number is right. Perhaps it's not. What do you think? In the new book "Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World," David Epstein goes one step beyond Gladwell and argues that embracing range is better than specializing in one thing. While we need specialists in this world, the path to excellence is molded through exposure to a range of diverse ideas and varied experiences....

HR Books Review: The 9 Faces of HR

You've heard the buzzwords surrounding becoming a great HR leader. Get a seat at the table. Get strategic. Know the business. What does it really mean for HR pros in 2020 and beyond? Kris Dunn just wrote a new book called "The 9 Faces of HR: A Disruptor's Guide to Mastering Innovation and Driving Real Change" where he pitches a hard, yet compelling reality — that every HR professional on the planet can be classified as one of nine faces. There are millions of HR pros, but only nine total "faces" or personas. Maximum. Some of these faces know the business,...

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