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What Should HR Leaders Focus On in 2014?

Ed Lawler | Posted 03.27.2014 | Business
Ed Lawler

The most important thing that HR should focus on in talent management is assessing the skills the organization needs to implement its strategy, and the plan for recruiting and managing that critical talent.

Professional Services as Business Training

Andrew_Yang | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Andrew_Yang

We're breeding large battalions of indifferent professionals in a handful of cities, when what we need is something very different. We need committed builders.

The Allocation of Talent is a Zero-Sum Game

Andrew_Yang | Posted 03.11.2014 | Small Business
Andrew_Yang

Everyone reading this knows a host of former lawyers, bankers, consultants, academics, or doctors for whom the work or environment was not right, many of whom eventually left the profession or stuck around halfheartedly.

Content Is Bad for Business

Jim Monroe | Posted 03.05.2014 | Media
Jim Monroe

The word "content," applied to great creative work, just feels wrong and diminishes the skills of the artists who create great work. And its overuse by people in media is symbolic of a business that's losing touch with its creators and customers.

Why the U.S. Attracts the World's Best and Brightest

Nigel Barber | Posted 02.16.2014 | World
Nigel Barber

The U.S. has always been attractive to bright people with something to get away from. Identifying the pull -- or what they are attracted to -- is more complex and more interesting.

Age Management: Best Employers Lead the Way

Bradley Schurman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Bradley Schurman

Access to employment is one of the most challenging issues facing older people today. However, organizations and nations have largely ignored the substantial demographic shifts over the past century. Humanity has increased life expectancy by nearly 30 years over the past century and this "longevity bonus" increases opportunities for individuals, as well as society.

Ask the Art Professor: Is Drawing an Innate Talent or a Craft?

Clara Lieu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

Personally, I believe that natural talent exists. At the same time though, all of the talent in the world won't get you anywhere if you aren't willing to work hard, push your boundaries, and try new approaches.

Should Eminem's Talent Cover Up His Homophobia?

Jack Rattenbury | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jack Rattenbury

When I thought hip hop was becoming a more accepting place with Frank Ocean coming out as bi-sexual, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis releasing 'Same Love' and both becoming commercially successful. 'Rap God' was just a gunshot taking us back in time making us realise that we've got a long way to go.

800-Pound Gorillas and Paradigms

David Rosen | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
David Rosen

Someone not working in that paradigm most often brings about the paradigm shift. Of course, the role of cross-disciplinary collaboration has helped reshape this a bit and promises greater potency in time.

WATCH: Here's A 10-Year-Old Girl Animorphing

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.21.2013 | Weird News

We are pretty sure this talent won't get her over all of life's hurdles, but at least it will get her over the equestrian ones. In the video above...

These Singing Rabbi Brothers Will Give You Chills

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.15.2013 | Religion

When you hear Charedi rabbi brothers, Aryeh and Gil Gat, perform "The Sound of Silence," you might feel as though you are being transported to another...

The 2013 New York City Elections: How Not to Develop a Talent Pipeline

Chris Deri | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Chris Deri

In a few weeks, New Yorkers will go to the polls to choose their mayor, comptroller and representatives for a variety of other municipal offices. Th...

Unlocking the Real Innovation Potential of Cities

Alan Gregerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Alan Gregerman

Each day we all pass by literally hundreds of people, places, and things that could change our lives, but we never take the time to notice them. In our rush to get from Point A to Point B, we walk past strangers who know things we've yet to discover.

The Maverick: Actor Dylan Baker

Yvonna Russell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Yvonna Russell

Boyishly handsome with piercing blue eyes and an enigmatic smile actor Dylan Baker could easily play to type .The talented Mr. Baker delivers dramatic subtle performances of deeply flawed modern men.

The Parable of the Talents

David Rosen | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
David Rosen

Every "talent" has a more modest beginning. Talent development is about leveraging the assets of individual students, starting from where they are and using what they already have.

Koch's Law of Wealth Creation

Richard Koch | Posted 11.24.2013 | Business
Richard Koch

Talent is not enough. Talent is useless if it doesn't create wealth or wellbeing. We should therefore ask what alchemy converts talent to wealth-makin...

It's Time to Get Rid of Teaching and Learning

David Rosen | Posted 11.20.2013 | College
David Rosen

Ready to hear a dirty little secret that no one wants to talk about? Educators (even learning-centered educators) are in love with their own knowledge.

WATCH: One Man VS. One Apple

Posted 09.19.2013 | Weird News

People can often surprise you with their hidden talents. Some people are born to be concert pianists. Others are incredible dancers, or painters, ...

The Secret to a Billion-Dollar Business

Carlos Watson | Posted 11.16.2013 | Business
Carlos Watson

Just as in sports, the difference between running a mediocre franchise and being a perennial winner in the business world is retaining your best people.

The Difference Between Being Accomplished and Exceptional

Derreck Kayongo | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Derreck Kayongo

I came to the realization that I was living a life of mediocrity after working for thirteen years in a field I loved but had no particular impact on. I would come up with ideas that I thought were brilliant and that my friends thought were great, but I never really acted on them.

Why HR Sucks at Recruiting

Robert Hatta | Posted 11.03.2013 | Technology
Robert Hatta

The sad truth is that the "H" in HR has been missing for some time.

Diana Nyad's Lessons in Mental Toughness

Steve Siebold | Posted 11.03.2013 | Sports
Steve Siebold

Impeccable physical condition is a must for a feat of this magnitude, but more so is the mental toughness it took to make this happen. Let's elaborate on the three lessons that Nyad shared with the world once she reached the beach of Key West.

The Suprising Story Behind the World's Most Expensive Violin

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Ask yourself what accomplishments in your life would give you the most spiritual satisfaction. Use your answers as a guidepost each day to ensure that you give your best to achieve these personal aspirations in your life.

Is Your Company a Chicken Bus?

Robert Hatta | Posted 10.21.2013 | Business
Robert Hatta

If continued growth is part of your plan, you need to invest in a talent acquisition strategy with the same priority treatment you give your customer acquisition strategy.

The Third Energy Revolution

Ishan Puri | Posted 10.09.2013 | College
Ishan Puri

Whether it is firing synapses, moving cranes, or powering our homes, we run on energy. And our dependency is growing: 7,000,000,000 humans with an annual growth rate of more than 1 percent translates to one more person on Earth every 13 seconds.