Chapter 29. attracting gen e

For all the shortages and perceived lack of talent, some simple truths are at work. First, talented gen e executives are likely to be lured to companies that have a reputation for successfully developing people. Talent attracts talent and gen e attracts gen e. This means that the gap between the haves and have-nots — companies with a track record of developing and retaining talented managers versus those whose reputation in this area is less impressive — is likely to widen. While some companies are already dealing from a shrinking executive deck, others are likely to continue to turn up executive trumps.

According to Chip R. Bell, senior partner at Performance Research Associates based in its Dallas office, talent shortages ...

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