CHAPTER 9

Leader as Talent Manager

Tahsin Alam and Saumil Joshi

I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day, you bet on people not on strategies.

Lawrence Bossidy

Introduction

The days of leaving talent recruitment, retention, and professional development to the human resources offices down the long hallway are quickly disappearing. As we enter a time with multiple generations in the workplace, a gig economy, and a workforce eager to be connected to the leader of an organization and/or team, living in the speed of now necessitates that a leader not only be present, but proactively ...

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