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Talent Management: Strategies for Success from Six Leading Companies by Larry Israelite

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Preface and Acknowledgments

 

 

 

 

 

It was with some trepidation that I invited people to contribute to this book, because the track record of companies that have been held out as exemplars of best management practices is not what one might like it to be. The challenge, of course, is that times change—as do the economy, technology, natural resources, and the public’s taste. What was popular one year may be less so the next. What once worked may not work as well now. And finally, what the employees of one generation may have wanted from their employers is, arguably, different from what those who follow them want. So, I suppose, it is not all that surprising that the results of a search for excellence or an analysis of what it takes to move ...

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