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High Potential: How to Spot, Manage and Develop Talented People at Work Hardcover – 22 Feb 2018

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  • Hardcover: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Business; 2nd Revised edition edition (22 Feb. 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1472953495
  • ISBN-13: 978-1472953490
  • Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 2.6 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 411,541 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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High Potential offers deep, practical insights to answer a critical business question how to accurately predict how far and how fast someone can advance at work. MacRae, Furnham and Reed provide a well-researched and easy-to-digest book that's 'must reading' for anyone interested in human performance. - Marc Effron, President, The Talent Strategy Group

Praise for the previous edition: Spotting, managing and retaining high performers is crucial for the success of any organisation - and Ian MacRae and Adrian Furnham provide a characteristically engaging and accessible account of what we know about this area, and crucially, how to make good use of this knowledge. - --Professor Paul Webley, Director, SOAS, University of London

Praise for the previous edition: High Potential is not only an all-encompassing review of the science of potential but also encourages you to develop strategies on how to attract, select, develop, grow, and retain truly talented individuals in your organisation; those who in the end will make the difference. - --Paul K Winter, Director, Worldly Leadership Foundation

Praise for the previous edition:A comprehensive guide for identifying untapped potential and managing and developing talent, it offers a pragmatic view in recognising that there is no 'one-size-fits-all' formula for success in managing high potentials and is written with clarity and practicality. - Joanna Van De Vyvere, Director of People, Performance and Culture, Europe, Middle East and Africa, KPMG

Praise for the previous edition: If you are responsible for developing 'high potential' employees, this book should give you much to think about. It is up-to-date; it covers a lot of ground and it is very well researched and referenced. I would recommend it. - --Tony Barradell, Industrial and Commercial Training Journal

About the Author

Ian MacRae is completing his PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Maastricht University. He is an advisor at Thomas International, owner of Paragon Research Ltd (offering customized research services to clients across the UK and Canada), and Director of High Potential Psychology Ltd.

Adrian Furnham is Professor of Psychology at UCL. He has written over 1000 scientific papers and 70 books, and is among the most well-known and productive psychologists in the world, noted for his motivational speaking. Adrian is a newspaper columnist, previously at the Financial Times and now at the Sunday Times. He wrote regularly for the Daily Telegraph and is a regular contributor to national and international radio and television stations including the BBC, CNN, and ITV.

Martin Reed is CEO of Thomas International UK. In addition to building a more efficient sales force and growth revenue, he was pivotal in raising Thomas' position within the academic community, which led to the Thomas Personal Profile Analysis (PPA) being registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS). Martin is also a fellow of the Institute of Directors and launched Thomas Sport with the focus of supporting every athlete, coach and sporting organisation in maximising their performance.

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