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

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Part VII

The Critical Role of Talent Management

Over the long sweep of history, business leaders have generally considered themselves to be good at many things. Somewhere near the top of the list is a belief they are reliably superior talent scouts with a special eye for identifying the up-and-comers and the superstars. The trouble is, no one keeps track of their success rate, and while professional baseball may consider .400 to be a good batting average for a truly great player, professional business leaders need to set the bar far higher than that in order to claim legitimate excellence.

In Part VII, we explain the leadership competency associated with true talent intelligence and provide a new model to help leaders think about the best ways ...

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