Chapter 20

Talent Managers as Change Agents

Holly Burkett


The speed and complexity of change is racking the modern workplace, and leaders face critical challenges keeping up and guiding the way forward. This chapter provides key strategies for developing agile, change-capable leaders, with a focus on talent development. In this chapter, you will learn about:

  drivers for change-capable leadership

  characteristics of a change-capable leader

  how talent managers can add value as strategic change agents

  best practices for building leaders’ change-capability across the organization.

“If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate ...

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