Talent Wins: The New Playbook for Putting People First

Talent Wins: The New Playbook for Putting People First

Talent Wins: The New Playbook for Putting People First

Talent Wins: The New Playbook for Putting People First

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Overview

Radical Advice for Reinventing Talent--and HR

Most executives today recognize the competitive advantage of human capital, and yet the talent practices their organizations use are stuck in the twentieth century.

Typical talent-planning and HR processes are designed for predictable environments, traditional ways of getting work done, and organizations where "lines and boxes" still define how people are managed. As work and organizations have become more fluid--and business strategy is no longer about planning years ahead but about sensing and seizing new opportunities and adapting to a constantly changing environment--companies must deploy talent in new ways to remain competitive.

Turning conventional views on their heads, talent and leadership experts Ram Charan, Dominic Barton, and Dennis Carey provide leaders with a new and different playbook for acquiring, managing, and deploying talent--for today's agile, digital, analytical, technologically driven strategic environment--and for creating the HR function that business needs. Filled with examples of forward-thinking companies that have adopted radical new approaches to talent (such as ADP, Amgen, BlackRock, Blackstone, Haier, ING, Marsh, Tata Communications, Telenor, and Volvo), as well as the juggernauts and the startups of Silicon Valley, this book shows leaders how to bring the rigor that they apply to financial capital to their human capital--elevating HR to the same level as finance in their organizations.

Providing deep, expert insight and advice for what needs to change and how to change it, this is the definitive book for reimagining and creating a talent-driven organization that wins.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633691186
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 806,690
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Ram Charan‎ is an expert on corporate governance, author of four bestsellers (Execution, Confronting Reality, The Attacker's Advantage, and Boards That Lead), and winner of best-teacher awards at Northwestern and GE. With forty years of experience, he is a world-renowned adviser and problem solver to boards and CEOs. He serves on six boards.

Dominic Barton is the global managing partner of McKinsey & Company. He has authored more than eighty articles on capitalism, leadership, financial market development, Asia, history, and the issues and opportunities facing global and Asian markets, and he is the coauthor of three books, including Re-Imagining Capitalism.

Dennis Carey is Vice Chairman of Korn Ferry, where he recruits board directors, CEOs, and their direct reports. He has published five books, including Boards That Lead, coauthored with Ram Charan and Michael Useem, and more than fifty refereed journal articles covering topics ranging from CEO succession and corporate strategy to M&A, corporate governance, and human capital.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Memo to the CEO: Your Talent Playbook 1

1 Forge the Tools of Transformation 13

2 Energize the Board to Help Talent Drive Strategy 37

3 Design and Redesign the Work of the Organization 57

4 Make HR a Source of Competitive Advantage 79

5 Unleash Individual Talent 103

6 Create an M&A Strategy for Talent 131

7 Drive the Talent Agenda 155

Notes 169

Index 171

Acknowledgments 177

About the Authors 179

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