The Week That Was

Take a break from watching the first week of baseball season conclude by reading these top five stories from Talentmgt.com for the week of April 6.

1. Why 'Leaders Eat Last': Leadership is a skill, not an entitlement, says author Simon Sinek.

2. Ensuring the Transfer of Learning: Mentoring can be an exhilarating but ineffective experience if mentors talk like a textbook and fail to offer a seat at the table, writes columnist Marshall Goldsmith. 

3. Rosetta Stone: Cracking the Comp Code: Needing to clean up a messy system, education technology firm Rosetta Stone Inc. implemented new technologies that allowed its compensation team to strategize against broader trends and reignite its sales force's motivation.

4. Special Report: Today's Middle Managers, Tomorrow's Senior Leaders: Once reserved for the most senior leaders, organizations are finding value in extending succession planning to their middle managers.

5. Women, Stop Apologizing So Much: Saying 'sorry' for everything isn't just annoying — it's holding women back from participating and earning the respect of others. 

In Other News … 

Corporate wellness programs have tried to fix employees' health problems, potentially lowering a firm's health care costs as a result. Can the same be done for employees' financial wellness? The Wall Street Journal explores. Read here.

Also, the Apple Watch is generating much fanfare with its pending April 24 release. The New Yorker takes a deep dive into the company's perhaps most influential leader, its design chief Jonathan Ive. Read here.

Finally, companies lose billions of dollars thanks to crappy spreadsheets, reports Business Insider. Read here.