Chapter 51Rethinking Talent Management Using a People Equity Framework

William A. Schiemann, CEOMetrus Institute

MOST LEADERS HAVE SIMILAR ACCESS TO CAPITAL, RAW MATERIALS, TECHNOLOGY, AND markets. The major differences among them lie in two areas: their strategy—how they have chosen to uniquely position their company in the marketplace—and their ability to execute that strategy. And, as Rosabeth Moss Kanter has observed, there are far more firms floundering because of poor execution than because of poor strategy.1

Arguably, people are the most crucial ingredient in strategy execution. Dealing with talent issues was the number one concern related to strategy execution among a group of 75 executives that were interviewed for Reinventing Talent ...

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