Chapter 11 Conclusions

It’s time to pull the threads together and prepare to act.

Summarizing the Pivotal Ideas

Create a coherent approach to the HR organization that CEOs understand.

The motivation for this book began with a belief that the companies I worked for needed to compete on the basis of talent. They needed people who were better than the competition, doing their best ever work, in a way that aligned with the needs of the business. Not all companies are like this—if yours is I hope the book has been valuable.

The second belief is that the way to deliver this talent-based business strategy is through a different type of HR organization. The HR organization has to be elevated: a driver of strategy, not a deliverer of services. Not all ...

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