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Strategy-Driven Talent Management: A Leadership Imperative by Ben E. Dowell, Rob Silzer

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CHAPTER 19
A VIEW FROM THE TOP ON TALENT MANAGEMENT
An Interview with Warren Staley, Recently Retired CEO of Cargill Incorporated
Sandra L. Davis
 
 
During the past several years, Cargill has embarked on a significant transformation that began with a focus on leadership behaviors. When Warren Staley became CEO in 1999, Cargill had $45.7 billion in revenues, 90,000 employees in 56 countries, and earnings of $600 million. On his retirement from the company in the summer of 2007, it had grown to $88.3 billion in revenues, with over 158,000 employees in 66 countries worldwide, and earnings of $2.3 billion. This interview with Warren Staley presents his insights as a line executive of one of the world’s largest privately held companies into the business ...

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