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Straight Talk on Leadership: Solving Canada's Business Crisis by R. Douglas Williamson

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Superstars, Studs and Starlets

There are a few things we know for certain about high-performance, talented people. Chief amongst these is that they only want to work with other talented people. Similarly, they will only work for talented leaders, and they demand an environment that allows them the freedom to do their very best. It is pretty easy to see why the culture and environment matter so much to talented people, because they will only work in conditions that maximize their abilities and release their potential.

The truly talented have options, alternatives and a level of self-confidence not enjoyed by those trapped in the more mediocre layers of the human capital structure of the typical organization. Consequently, highly talented people ...

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