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ATD’s Foundations of Talent Development: Launching, Leveraging, and Leading Your Organization’s TD Effort by Elaine Biech

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CHAPTER 11

Manage the Talent Development Function Like a Business

You may be an expert in all things talent development, but that is not going to ensure your success as you launch, leverage, and lead your talent development effort. In his book, The Business of Learning, David Vance (2017) says, “Be a business person first and a learning professional second. That means clearly understanding your organization’s vision, mission, strategy, and goals. Remember why your job exists. It is to help the organization achieve its goals.”

This chapter will touch on several valuable management topics and provide ideas about managing your talent development department. For those of you who are just beginning, it will hit the highlights. Consider it a checklist ...

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