6Recruiting for Your Brown Shorts

Collectively, we’re doing a lousy job of attracting great talent. That’s tough to hear, especially since it happens to be true. But I didn’t say it first; you did—via the collective voice of your peers. While I’ve been writing this book, Leadership IQ has been conducting one of the largest talent-management studies ever done. We’re looking at executives from more than 1,000 companies, folks strategically selected to represent every company size, every industry, and every major country. Our goal is to learn what’s working—and what’s not working—across the full talent-management continuum (recruiting, hiring, developing, engaging, leading, and retaining). It’s a massive undertaking that’s already presented us with ...

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