Motivational Management & 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: Stories that Stick

There's a school of thought out there that HR needs to tell a better story about itself.  First, we should describe the value we bring. Then, we should highlight the HR professionals who do it. Next, we must demonstrate how we impact people's lives with attention to specific detail. Finally, we must show how our work transforms our workers and our leaders—professionally, emotionally, and financially.  If we tell a better story about how we positively affect the landscape of business, we improve the future of HR. I like it, which is why I like Stories That Stick by Kindra Hall. What's It...

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