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  • Published: 4 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446455975
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

The Talent Masters

Why Smart Leaders Put People Before Numbers

The how-to guide to developing talented leaders in your business

Nothing is more important to a company's performance than its ability to develop and deploy talent with 'the right stuff'. Almost everything else, from economic downturns and interest rate up-ticks to surprise moves by competitors, is an excuse. But only a few companies have discovered how to be masters of the talent game. They develop talent with the same discipline and intensity as they manage their finances. Bill Conaty and Ram Charan, two superstars of the business world, use their insider knowledge at a wide range of companies to provide a system any business can use to build its most valuable asset: talented leaders who can deliver the goods.

  • Pub date: 4 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446455975
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

About the Authors

Ram Charan

Ram Charan is a highly acclaimed business advisor, speaker and author, famous for his practical real-world perspective on current business issues. He has worked with the CEOs of some of the world’s most successful companies in areas such as business strategy, execution, leadership and corporate governance. He is also an award-winning teacher, formerly at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, Wharton and GE’s famous training centre at Crotonville, New York. He is the author or co-author of twenty-four books, including four bestsellers, and is a frequent contributor to Fortune magazine and the Harvard Business Review. He was a Baker Scholar at Harvard Business School, where he earned his MBA with distinction, as well as his DBA.

Bill Conaty

BILL CONATY, long recognized as a world leader in his field, recently retired as senior vice president for human resources at General Electric, the company consistently ranked as without peer in developing world-class leaders. The management development and training programs that Conaty engineered provided GE with one of the world's most talent-rich management benches. Conaty has served as chairman of the National Academy of Human Resources and was named as a Distinguished Fellow, the organization's highest honor. He currently serves as a personal advisor to the CEOs of companies around the world, including P&G, Boeing, Dell, Goodyear, LG Electronics (Korea), and UniCredit Bank (Italy).

RAM CHARAN is a highly sought after business advisor and speaker, famous among senior executives for his uncanny ability to solve their toughest business problems. For more than 35 years, Dr. Charan has worked behind the scenes with top executives at some of the world's most successful companies, providing advice that is down-to-earth and relevant and that takes into account the real-world complexities of business. Dr. Charan is also the coauthor of Execution, The Game-Changer and Confronting Reality, and the author of What the CEO Wants You to Know, Know-How, and Leadership in the Era of Economic Uncertainty.

Praise for The Talent Masters

“Enduring principles and powerful practices combine in this must-read human resource manisfesto for leaders at every level.”

Jack Welch

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