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The future of Work by Jacob Morgan

In recent years there has been an unprecedented boom in the development of technology which has changed virtually every aspect of our lives, especially regarding human interaction and collaboration. In the organizational psychology field Jacob Morgan, principal and co-founder of Chess Media Group (consulting firm on organizational and managerial strategy) has dedicated himself to exploring and explaining how work might and should develop in the future. Throughout “The Future of Work, Build Better Leaders and Create a Competitive Organization”, Jacob Morgan points out that the accelerated technological development should be noticeable in the world of work by now. As a main premise of this book, the author argues not only that there is an obvious discrepancy between the way we could work and the way we actually do work but also that the organizational world should and will adapt to the various technological and social changes in the future. “The Future of Work” could be viewed as an incentive towards both employers and employees not only to make a change in their day to day routine, but also to creatively use the evolution of technology to their advantage, comfort and productivity. You can also download the book on this...

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Mindset: The new psychology og Success

World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea—the power of our mindset. Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success—but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals—personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area. Mindset explains: Why brains and talent don’t bring success How they can stand in the way of it Why praising brains and talent doesn’t foster self-esteem and accomplishment, but jeopardizes them How teaching a simple idea about the brain raises grades and productivity What all great CEOs, parents, teachers, athletes know See full...

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INF.- The Human Capital Report 2015

Talent, not capital, will be the key factor linking innovation, competitiveness and growth in the 21st century. More than a third of employers globally reported facing difficulties in finding talent last year and nearly half expected talent shortages to have a negative impact on their business results. Yet the world’s pool of latent talent is enormous. To unlock it, governments, business leaders, educational institutions and individuals must each understand better the global talent value chain. Business, in particular, must re-think its role as a consumer of ‘ready-made’ human capital to proactively seek out, engage and develop people’s potential. Better data and metrics are critical to this undertaking. The Human Capital Report provides one such tool: the Human Capital Index. The Index quantifies how countries are developing and deploying their human capital and tracks progress over time. It takes a life course approach to human capital, evaluating the levels of education, skills and employment available to people in five distinct age groups, starting from under 15s to the over...

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