“If you read your company’s HR strategy, would you be able to tell which company it was written for? Does it demonstrate a deep understanding of how talent can be deployed to drive real competitive advantage for your company? Are you focused on the war for talent or on winning the war with talent? This terrific new book challenges many of the prevailing assumptions in organizations and provides a road map for HR and operating leaders to work together in a new way to drive strategic success. It merits a place at the top of your reading list.”

—Lucien Alziari, Senior Vice President,Human Resources, Avon Products

“What struck me about this book was not the workforce so much, or even strategic talent—which I really agree with—but its observations ...

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