Becoming an Expert and Then Staying One

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq4WQ2XwnpE[/youtube] Everyone who has read Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers knows of his premise that to become an expert in any field takes 10,000 hours. But today the amount of knowledge available in any given field increases at a phenomenal rate. This begs the question once one becomes and expert how do you stay one? Authors Jenne …

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The Art of Foresight: A Tool for HR in a Changing World

If you have read HR Observations for any period of time you know that Futurism is a frequent topic. I have written about it here, here, and here as examples.  The title of this piece came from a special report published by the World Future Society called The Art of Foresight: Preparing for a Changing …

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Skill Shortage? Stop Complaining and Do SOMETHING!

In a recent issue of the Atlanta Business Chronicle writer Randy Sutherland reported on a panel discussing the hiring situation in the Atlanta area. In a panel discussion called “Jobs of the Future” at the Atlanta SHRM conference the panelist talked about the fact that despite high unemployment there remain over 2000 high tech jobs …

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Do You Allow Your Employees to Doodle?

   Have you ever been a doodler? I was for the longest time and I still am to an extent. How about you? If you are not you should be. And further more you should allow and encourage your employees to doodle. At least according to Sunni Brown. She says that doodling is an innate …

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Mental Models: Key to Success or Pathway to Failure?

For a recent lesson for a PHR preparation class I broke out my 1990 version of Peter Senge’s The Fifth Discipline and reread some of the information on his model of the learning organization. If you have ever studied for the PHR/SPHR you know that the components of his learning organization are systems thinking, personal …

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