This week, we learn that high pay leads to high performance, explore the benefits of wilderness leadership programs, dive into how to train Gen Z, and learn why learning and development is the secret weapon in the fight to retain talent.

This week’s growth quote:

“The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well.” 

John D. Rockefeller Jr.

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Competitive Pay Encourages Innovation, Researchers Find

HR Drive

Ever wondered if salaries impact performance? Researchers at UC San Diego will tell you that they do, a lot. Their new report shows that competitive pay leads to innovation. Read about their experiment, which pitted a “winner-takes-all” outcome against an equal division of prize-money. 

Get Adventurous with Your Leadership Training

HBR 

If you’ve exhausted conventional leadership programs, you might want to try kayaking in Belize and hiking in Norway. Learn how putting people in complex situations and unfamiliar settings can teach them the collaboration techniques which are essential to high functioning teams.

How to Build Your Youngest Employees’ Skills

SHRM

As the workplace welcomes Gen Z, this article lays out how best to train those born after 1995. A 2019 LinkedIn survey found that Gen Z preferred self-directed learning, or in other words, the choose your own adventure of upskilling.

Preparing for Waves of Retiring Employees

SHRM

Your best retention tool is training. The stats speak for themselves: the number one reason given at exit interviews for leaving a job is a lack of career development opportunities. This article will help you build a solid case for more L&D opportunities with the C-Suite. 

If you missed the last recap, read it here: Hire or Train, Preparing for Retirement, and Reversing Stress At Work