Chapter 14Practical Discussions for Sweet Success

Kevin D.Wilde, Vice PresidentOrganization Effectiveness and Chief Learning OfficerGeneral Mills

FORMAL TALENT REVIEWS, AN EVENT FOR BRINGING ORDER AND STRUCTURE TO THE informality of talent planning and development, are necessary because sometimes the daily press of business overwhelms the need for well-considered talent decisions. Formal talent reviews offer a timeout periodically to engage line leaders to be more disciplined, to think strategically about talent management, and to apply many of the tools presented in this book.

My 17 years at General Electric taught me the magic of line leaders who see the powerful connection between talent and business results. That same belief in talent—and ...

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