The Talent Docket: August 22, 2016

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Today’s top talent-related stories from around the web.

Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s recent culture shift from paternalism to performance highlights a widespread effort by large corporations to push employees to constantly improve while shedding “dead wood” workers, reports The Wall Street Journal (Paywall).

Policies designed to end discrimination against people with criminal records may actually unintentionally increase it, according to The New York Times.

Being a high performer comes with its share of perks, but there are plenty of downsides too, reports The Economist.

Business leaders should teach their employees to think like Olympic marathoners, reports Quartz.

These are the 7 best books on negotiation, according to Business Insider.