NorQuest Weekly Round-Up January 24

dreamstimefree 193757 300x219 NorQuest Weekly Round Up January 24We’ve culled our favorite leadership and talent management articles from the past week for you:

Inc.: The Wrath of a Great Leader
We really appreciated this article detailing how Martin Luther King, Jr. wrestled with anger and what you can learn from his example. Often times, great leaders are built into myths, we really appreciated how this article outlined MLK’s very human side.

Fast Company: 4 Tips For Hiring Long-Term Talent On A Very Tight Budget
Early-stage founders and solo entrepreneurs have to get creative to hire a team within their cash flow. This post outlines a  few ways to do just that–and the ups and downs of each.

Fast Company:  Early-Stage Career Boosters For People With MVP Potential
It isn’t just athletes who fail to live up to their early potential–if you are a “high draft choice” in life, you have responsibility to focus your gifts. Here are some tips on doing just that, from Bing Gordon of Kleiner Perkins Caulfied & Byers.

Forbes: Why You’re Not A Leader
If you think you’re a leader, but haven’t been recognized as such, you have a problem. Either you’re incorrect in your self-assessment, or those you report to don’t recognize your talent. Here’s the good news; handled correctly, either scenario can be resolved if you’re willing to do some work.

HBR: Five of Steve Jobs’s Biggest Mistakes
It’s a great disservice to everyone, especially young people, that the stories that we often hear about the most accomplished entrepreneurs sound so effortless. The truth is just the opposite, even for visionary creative success stories like Steve Jobs. Like any creative process, any leaders who wants to invent, innovate, or create must be willing to be imperfect and make mistakes in order to learn what works and what does not.

Blog Post Flashback: Goal Setting and Maslow
Maslow’s “hierarchy of needs” is a theory that was proposed by Maslow in the mid 20th century. Maslow identified five levels of needs and suggested that the most basic level of needs must be met before the individual can be motivated to move into the higher levels. We’ve outlined out the make 2013 even better using this format.

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