chapter 10

Is there really a War for Talent?

Life is a chance to make the best of ourselves. We owe it to everybody to give them that chance.

Charles Handy

Human potential, though not always apparent, is there waiting to be discovered and invited forth.

William Purkey

Our approach to identifying, creating, recruiting and retaining Best people is based on behaviour – what people do, and what they need to do to be Best. Dr Peter Honey’s remarks, made in his foreword at the beginning of this book, bear repeating:

Everyone has a right to know what is expected of them. Spelling it out saves time, removes unhelpful ambiguity and gives people the information they need to make informed decisions about whether the behaviours that are expected of ...

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