chapter 9

Implementing a talent management system

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.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

Albert Einstein

Is there a clear, comprehensive approach to managing talent in your organization? Is the identification, development and support of talent an issue at the front of senior management’s brains? Is talent development something that every line manager thinks about, and more importantly, does something about? Everything we’ve talked about in the book so far points to the fact that the answers to these questions should ...

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