Managing Talent in the New Economy

Six Lessons from the Leading Edge

Talent management has a long way to go in many organizations. In researching this book, we interviewed more than 70 senior executives and leading talent experts to better understand what made senior managers more or less effective in this increasingly important area. Executives’ comments show that the state of talent management in major corporations and large businesses needs significant improvement. They indicate that talent management isn’t as far along as it ought to be, given its obvious importance.

Some themes recurred time and time again. In this concluding chapter, we leave you with six lessons based on insights from our interviews. Acting on these principles will ...

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