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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Priming: A Sneaky or Useful HR Tool?

I am sure some of you are thinking what the heck is “priming”? Are we talking gasoline engines here? The answer to that question is NO. Priming is a well-known tool in the marketing world. I want your opinion on whether or not it is a sneaky or a useful tool in HR. I am …

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Time, Talent or Incentive? What Makes For the Best Employee?

We have all heard by now the 10,000 hour rule that was popularized by Malcolm Gladwell in Outliers. Here in my hometown of Atlanta, Georgia there is a plumbing company that even uses the concept in their commercials. They brag that all their plumbers have 10,000 hours of practice and thus they are the most …

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