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Three: The Human Resources Emerging Executive by Ian Ziskin

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CHAPTER 6 Build the Talenterprise™

Leadership and Talent Development

H. Jackson Brown, Jr., author of the bestseller, Life’s Little Instruction Book, and other titles, said, “Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There’s plenty of movement, but you never know if it’s going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.”

When I ask CEOs, operating leaders, and HR people what their top three concerns are for their businesses over the next five to ten years, they most often say, “Talent, Talent, and Talent.” The challenge is clear. What to do about it is not so clear.

Most organizations seem obsessed with finding and keeping talent, but rather haphazard about what to do to develop and fully utilize that talent. They may not ...

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