It is a rare experience for me to read a book where I have an overwhelming urge to shout ‘yes!’ to almost every page. But that is what this book does to me.


There are lots of reasons. The book is well written. It offers lots of real-life examples and case studies. It makes fuzzy things – like what we mean by talent – crystal clear. It challenges some unhelpful myths and assumptions – for example, that talent is in short supply. It has lists of useful questions and things to do … and so on.

But, the real reason, of course, is that I’m hopelessly biased! Reading this book is a joyous experience for me because its messages exactly accord with my own values and beliefs. For example:

  • That people’s performance is the result of their ...

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