Talent: Making People Your Competitive Advantage / Edition 1

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Overview

Praise for Talent

"Ed Lawler, a pioneer in unveiling the importance of human capital, shows how top-performing companies make people their competitive advantage and challenges us all to take current best practices to the next level."
Bob Eckert, chairman and CEO, Mattel, Inc.

"Ed Lawler's operative phrase, 'obsessed with talent,' is the cornerstone of this book. When competitive improvement demands differentiation via human endeavors in technology, innovation, and service, individuals and collective talent deliver results. There is art and science to having the right talent at the right time for any and all circumstances. Ed has articulated the mindset, methodologies, and practices that ensure success."
John D. Hofmeister, president, Shell Oil Company

"Lawler's Talent is a must-read. It shows how to develop leaders at all levels who are smarter and more competitive every day. He provides us with a practical guide to building human-centric, winning organizations."
Noel Tichy, coauthor (with Warren Bennis) of Judgment: How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls, and professor, Ross School of Business, the University of Michigan

"Talent does a terrific job of examining the fundamental question about human capital–centric organizations: Do highly talented people build highly effective organizations, or vice versa? This book shows us why the answer is 'yes' and 'yes'!"
Ian Ziskin, corporate vice president, and chief human resource and administrative officer, Northrupp Grumman Corporation

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787998387
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/18/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,009,344
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward E. Lawler III is director of the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California (USC) and distinguished professor in the USC Marshall School of Business. Named one of the country's leading management experts by BusinessWeek magazine, Lawler is the recipient of the top career achievement awards given by SHRM, ASTD, WorldatWork, and the Academy of Management. He is the author or coauthor of more than forty books, including The New American Workplace, HR Business Process Outsourcing, Treat People Right!, From the Ground Up, Rewarding Excellence, and most recently, Built to Change. His writings have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Fortune, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the Financial Times, as well as many academic journals.

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Table of Contents

Foreword (Dave Ulrich).

Preface.

1 Talent Matters.

2 Making the Right Management Choice.

3 Designing Organizations.

4 Managing Talent.

5 Managing Performance.

6 Information and Decision Making.

7 Reinventing HR.

8 Governing Corporations.

9 Leading.

10 Managing Change.

Epilogue.

Notes.

References.

The Author.

Index.

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