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Are top performers born or made?

This installment of Next Generation Workplace e-zine was inspired by a recent article by "Freakanomics" authors Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt discussi......

Full article >>> ou develop unproven but passionate people?

If you believe innate talent matters more, as many large corporations do, then you will build a talent management system that is geared toward finding the brightest minds, attracting them and keeping them motivated and happy in your organization.

However, if you believe that hard work matters more than natural ability then you will tak......

Full article >>> laying sports or a musical instrument, pursuing hobbies, learning a second language, and so on, is critical to developing skills and performing at peak. Yet in the business world, the concept of conditioning and honing of skills and abilities is not viewed in the same way. It is much more common to learn and develop through the actual work - which certainly has some merits. But few organizations s......

Full article >>> ment and retraining resources on people, even older workers allegedly past their prime will pay off if these individuals are highly motivated to learn new skills.

Deliberate practice drives expert performance. Passion provides the motivation necessary to practice rigorously. According to Professor Ericsson, top talents are able to practice long and hard and apply themselves more intensel......

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