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The Truth About Talent: A Guide to Building a Dynamic Workforce, Realizing Potential and Helping Leaders Succeed [Hardcover]

Jacqueline Davies , Jeremy Kourdi
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16 July 2010
Understanding the truth about talent in all forms is a vital step in developing a long–term, sustainable, successful organization. The Truth about Talent explores the different ways for organizations to recognize talent from people at different stages of their career, as well as from people with different experiences and aspirations. With a forward–thinking approach, this resource provides qualitative and quantitative international research on talent management and employee engagement, as well as an original survey of executives. This book shows the fundamental changes in line to enhance employees and the economy.

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (16 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470748826
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470748824
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 9 x 0.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 138,909 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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‘[The authors] take a robust and critical view of the effectiveness of talent management in large organisations.’   (Developing Leaders, October 2010). ‘…offers some very interesting ideas about breaking out of the old talent scenario…a most stimulating read.’    (Business Executive, November 2010).

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Key themes in the book are: You can′t manage talent: it is mercurial, easily bored, opinionated and often lost. The talented few are the overwhelming priority: while there is a top 10% of high performing employees – people who look good, work the system, attract the best investment and get to the top – focusing your attention exclusively on the top 10% while neglecting the rest is clearly flawed. Invest in your core, the talent right under your nose. Getting people to fulfil their potential is a global challenge: if you don′t invest in your people′s skills, someone else will, and they are on the other side of the world. India and China continue to develop and their growth is no longer about cheap labour, outsourced call centres and mass manufacturing. Their economic model is shifting with more consumers, a growing middle class and more millionaires, scientists, research and development. The growth is sucking talent from the West. Technical specialists matter as much – or more – than generalists. Why do we still lavish our attention on elite general managers? Specialists are invariably a firm′s source of differentiation and competitive advantage. It′s time to take them out of the backroom and onto the catwalk. Talent, development and people management are part of the same issue: we need to find new ways of adapting to engage our people and help them to succeed.

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Talent is the key to business success, but how do companies recognize it and develop it? Human resources expert Jacqueline Davies and international life coach Jeremy Kourdi understand that many employees possess nascent talent and offer a guide on how to provide your workers an environment where their gifts can flourish. getAbstract recommends this authoritative, in-depth manual to human resources professionals, business owners or leaders looking to engage employees and secure their companies' future. Talent is all around you. Recognize and nurture it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A refreshing take 2 Aug 2010
By Michael
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There are so many books on this subject that my bookshelf is literally creaking under their weight. I bought this book because it promised a different take on the topic we are all trying to get to grips with. I wasn't disappointed. The book clearly sets out why so many talent activities don't work and offers some practical suggestions to move the agenda forward. I work in the line (not HR) and there are a number of things I can use on a day to day basis. All in all a fresh take on how business can better engage its people.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A thoroughgoing discussion on how to recognize and nurture employee talent 21 Aug 2012
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Talent is the key to business success, but how do companies recognize it and develop it? Human resources expert Jacqueline Davies and international life coach Jeremy Kourdi understand that many employees possess nascent talent and offer a guide on how to provide your workers an environment where their gifts can flourish. getAbstract recommends this authoritative, in-depth manual to human resources professionals, business owners or leaders looking to engage employees and secure their companies' future. Talent is all around you. Recognize and nurture it.
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