The Truth About Talent

Author: Jacqueline Davies
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470662373
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In this new book, Jacqueline Davies and Jeremy Kourdi argue that organizations are failing to realize the simple truth about talent: they are misunderstanding their people, making flawed choices and allowing the true potential of their workforce to go unused and unfulfilled. Understanding the truth about talent in all its forms is a vital step in developing an organization and ensuring long-term, sustainable success. A core part of their thesis is that organizations should recognize that people at different stages of their career and with different experiences and aspirations need to developed and engaged in different ways. The book provides a practical guide explaining how to segment the workforce, why, what to expect when you do, and how to ensure that this approach succeeds.

The Sports Gene

Author: David Epstein
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 022409162X
Size: 55.24 MB
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In this ground-breaking and entertaining exploration of athletic success, award-winning writer David Epstein gets to the heart of the great nature vs. nurture debate, and explodes myths about how and why humans excel. Along the way, Epstein exposes the flaws in the so-called 10,000-hour rule that states that rigorous practice from a young age is the only route to success. He shows why some skills that we imagine are innate are not - like the bullet-fast reactions of a baseball player - and why other characteristics that we assume are entirely voluntary, like the motivation to practice, might in fact have important genetic components. Throughout, The Sports Gene forces us to rethink the very nature of success.

The Truth About Recruiting The Top Talent

Author: Cathy Fyock
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132378758
Size: 36.19 MB
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This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from The Truth About Hiring the Best (9780132381864), by Cathy Fyock. Available in print and digital formats. A simple plan for recruiting top talent–-in any industry, at any level. If the best candidates aren’t working for your organization, they are probably working for your competitor. To compete successfully for the best and brightest, first identify who your competitors are for your first-choice employees. They aren’t just your competitors for market share. They could be anyone–-especially when you are looking for entry-level, hourly, and clerical workers.

Ungifted

Author: Scott Barry Kaufman
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465037895
Size: 36.80 MB
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Child prodigies. Gifted and Talented Programs. Perfect 2400s on the SAT. Sometimes it feels like the world is conspiring to make the rest of us feel inadequate. Those children tapped as possessing special abilities will go on to achieve great things, while the rest of us have little chance of realizing our dreams. Right? In Ungifted, cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman—who was relegated to special education as a child—sets out to show that the way we interpret traditional metrics of intelligence is misguided. Kaufman explores the latest research in genetics and neuroscience, as well as evolutionary, developmental, social, positive, and cognitive psychology, to challenge the conventional wisdom about the childhood predictors of adult success. He reveals that there are many paths to greatness, and argues for a more holistic approach to achievement that takes into account each young person's personal goals, individual psychology, and developmental trajectory. In so doing, he increases our appreciation for the intelligence and diverse strengths of prodigies, savants, and late bloomers, as well as those with dyslexia, autism, schizophrenia, and ADHD. Combining original research, anecdotes, and a singular compassion, Ungifted proves that anyone—even those without readily observable gifts at any single moment in time—can become great.

The Little Book Of Talent

Author: Daniel Coyle
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 034553669X
Size: 55.94 MB
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The Little Book of Talent is a manual for building a faster brain and a better you. It is an easy-to-use handbook of scientifically proven, field-tested methods to improve skills—your skills, your kids’ skills, your organization’s skills—in sports, music, art, math, and business. The product of five years of reporting from the world’s greatest talent hotbeds and interviews with successful master coaches, it distills the daunting complexity of skill development into 52 clear, concise directives. Whether you’re age 10 or 100, whether you’re on the sports field or the stage, in the classroom or the corner office, this is an essential guide for anyone who ever asked, “How do I get better?” “The Little Book of Talent should be given to every graduate at commencement, every new parent in a delivery room, every executive on the first day of work. It is a guidebook—beautiful in its simplicity and backed by hard science—for nurturing excellence.”—Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit “It’s so juvenile to throw around hyperbolic terms such as ‘life-changing,’ but there’s no other way to describe The Little Book of Talent. I was avidly trying new things within the first half hour of reading it and haven’t stopped since. Brilliant. And yes: life-changing.”—Tom Peters, co-author of In Search of Excellence From the Hardcover edition.

The Truth About Hiring The Best

Author: Cathy Fyock
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780132704106
Size: 73.48 MB
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“Talent matters. No one denies this fact. But, there is often a gap between wanting and getting talent. Cathy Fyock’s 53 ‘Truths’ provide concrete, practical, and well-tested ideas to close the talent gap. The ideas are reasonable, grounded in research, and actionable. This is an excellent book for those who pay attention to hiring. The 53 Truths offer a roadmap for doing this important task more effectively.” Dave Ulrich, Professor of Business, University of Michigan, Partner, The RBL Group “You think you knew everything you needed to know about employment until you read the most recent, catchy FT Press ‘Truth’ book by staffing expert Cathy Fyock. In only 224 pages Fyock effectively uses 53 ‘Truths’ to challenge many of HR’s long-standing assumptions and practices related to recruitment and selection. With everyone wanting to ‘hire the best,’ this quick read has a high ROI.” Michael R. Losey, SPHR, CAE, Former CEO, Society for Human Resource Management “Cathy Fyock knows there is no ‘silver bullet’ when it comes to successful recruiting and hiring–and that passive tactics do not provide high quality results. She knows the truth: Today’s low unemployment rates combined with increasing retirements of Baby Boomers spell trouble for employers hoping to expand. Her fresh approach shows the reader that there are numerous opportunities to connect with great future employees, and she provides practical advice for tapping multiple sources simultaneously, as well as interviewing and making offers. If you want to hire the best, this book is your guide!” Nancy S. Ahlrichs, SPHR, President, EOC Strategies, LLC Great business results start with great talent. Get it–and keep it! This book reveals 53 Proven Hiring Principles and bite-size, easy-to-use techniques that work. • The truth about finding hidden sources of talent • The truth about making great people want to work for you • The truth about interviewing: asking the right questions Getting the best people for your organization is not only difficult, but the strategies for getting the best often are not obvious. To get the best you first need to identify who the best are, then determine how to reach the best, and then decide on the best among the best you want to hire. In The Truth About Hiring the Best you will learn: it's not just a job to fill; it's your organization's future that you're creating; getting the best isn't just about asking the right questions, it's about listening for the right answers; and great people don't want to work for desperate employers. It's a war for talent, and you need to win.

Bounce

Author: Matthew Syed
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061991392
Size: 46.75 MB
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In the vein of the international bestselling Freakonomics, award-winning journalist Matthew Syed reveals the hidden clues to success—in sports, business, school, and just about anything else that you’d want to be great at. Fans of Predictably Irrational and Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point will find many interesting and helpful insights in Bounce.

Bleeding Talent

Author: Tim Kane
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 113751129X
Size: 51.24 MB
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Shaping the debate on how to save the military from itself. The first part recognizes what the military has done well in attracting and developing leadership talent. The book then examines the causes and consequences of the modern military's stifling personnel system and offers solutions for attracting and retaining top talent.