Bill Conaty: Talent Masters

What makes The Talent Masters (by Bill Conaty and Ram Charan) special is that it digs below the usual best practices of talent management into what really makes companies like GE, P&G and Hindustan Unilever stand out.

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A “seminal moment” for a “talent master”

The Talent Masters is one of the most valuable business books I have read in recent years. Co-authored by Bill Conaty and Ram Charan, and published by Crown Business (2010), it offers a wealth of information, insights, and counsel to explain “why smart leaders put people before numbers.”

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Book Review By Alysha Schertz of BizTimes

In the book, “The Talent Masters, Why Smart Leaders Put People Before Numbers,” authors Bill Conaty and Ram Charan describe how the world’s most successful leaders are the ones who are able to accurately judge raw human talent, understand people’s traits and extract meaning from events and the forces affecting a business, and look at the world and assess the risks to take and the risks to avoid.

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‘The Talent Masters’ Reviewed

How Successful Companies Cultivate Talented Employees, Grow and Nurture Managers

By David M. Kinchen

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The Talent Pool Review

I have read a number of articles in People Management and on the internet about “The Talent Masters”, a book by Ram Charan and Bill Conaty released on 9 November 2010. All of them have been music to my ears as basically the ethos of the articles and the book is that successful organisations put people before numbers. However, as much as we know that this makes good old fashioned common sense, for many organisations it simply isn’t common practise. Sadly, in the current economic circumstances we are seeing less and less focus on people and more and more focus on process and the control of them. Leaving many employees feeling undervalued and less engaged than they have the ability and right to be.

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Why Smart Leaders Put People Before Numbers

In the book, “The Talent Masters, Why Smart Leaders Put People Before Numbers,” authors Bill Conaty and Ram Charan describe how the world’s most successful leaders are the ones who are able to accurately judge raw human talent, understand people’s traits and extract meaning from events and the forces affecting a business, and look at the world and assess the risks to take and the risks to avoid.

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