The Week That Was

Supercharge your knowledge before holiday shopping with these top five stories from for the week of Nov. 30.

1. What Still Scares HR?: Talent practitioners are used to running HR as a function of support. Are they ready to pivot to a results-oriented environment? 

2. Welcome to the HR Laboratory: Startup culture has traditional business leaders tinkering. How should talent managers approach experimentation? 

3. 5 Ways to Fight Gender Bias in Performance Reviews: Language in performance reviews often conforms to gender stereotypes that result in women and men being put on different career paths, with men being favored for leadership positions.

4. Appreciate Long-Distance Employees: More managers are being tasked to oversee employees remotely. Here's how to do it right. 

5. The Limits of Deliberate Practice: Learning and development investments aim to translate into improved employee performance on the job. But it doesn't always work out that way. 

In Other News … 

Stanford's business school is telling MBA students to wait until graduation to focus on starting their own companies, The Wall Street Journal reports, amid many business school students who try to balance school and campus life while running their own fledging businesses. 

Also, five cool things you can do with customer feedback, from Entrepreneur

Finally, 14 skills everyone should learn in their 20s, via Business Insider