Talent Economy Week in Review: February 12-16, 2018

These were the top TE stories from this week. Plus, the best of what we read from around the web.
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These were the top Talent Economy stories for the week of February 12-16, 2018:

Is It Time to Rethink Leadership Development?: Many leadership development efforts are based on outdated notions around motivation. It’s time for leaders to change that, Talent Economy Influencer Susan Fowler writes in our latest digital edition.

What’s the Role of MBAs in Business?: MBAs are expensive and time-consuming, but sources say they can bring great value to organizations and society, writes Senior Editor Lauren Dixon.

Investing for Soft Skills: Build, Buy or Both: What differentiates high performers from the rest is the soft skills that create alignment, connection and joint purpose, writes Talent Economy Influencer Tim Rahschulte. But when should you invest in building those skills versus hiring for them?

5 Mistakes to Avoid for Long-term Success: While short-term goals are important to meet, long-term goals will ultimately determine business success, according to Talent Economy Influencer Anton Franckeiss.

Talent10x: Jason Narlock Ponders Health Care Worker Shortages in the U.S: In the latest Talent10x podcast episode, former Managing Editor Frank Kalman spoke with Mercer’s Jason Narlock about health care worker shortages.

Finally, these are the top talent stories we’re reading from around the web for this week:

Higher production costs are leading to inflated prices for U.S. consumers, reports Bloomberg.

With the pay gap perpetuating in the U.S., some states and cities enacted bans on asking for a salary history, writes BBC.

Although San Francisco has the highest average salaries in tech, lower costs of living elsewhere mean workers’ dollars can go further, reports Quartz.

Hours worked impact gross domestic product; so with technological innovation, why hasn’t our output (GDP) increased? Also, if robots become the new workforce, are they entitled to rights? WIRED has more.

Finally, here’s how the Black Lives Matter movement has impacted unions in the U.S., via The Guardian.