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Adaptive Capacity by Juan Carlos Eichholz

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CHAPTER 8

TALENT: THE ORGANIZATION’S HEART

If people in your organization don’t embody the principles and ideals that supposedly define what the organization is and how it behaves, you have a problem. And that problem is likely connected to talent.

From ancient times, the heart has always been considered the body’s most essential organ. In fact, the words “heart” and “core” come from the same Indo-European root, kerd.62 It is the heart that pumps the blood that irrigates every organ in the body, providing them with nutrients and allowing them to function.

The same happens with talent in an organization. We can talk about purpose, strategy, structure, and culture, but these are only abstract concepts without people to make them real. Talent must ...

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