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The talent mandate : why smart companies put people first /
Andrew Benett with Barksdale Maynard and Ann O'Reilly.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
description
242 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9780230340879 (alk. paper)
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imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
isbn
9780230340879 (alk. paper)
contents note
Foreword -- Preface: starting a conversation on talent -- The new business environment -- The big shift -- Silicon Valley : birthplace of the talent revolution -- A new way to work -- Six essential strategies for success -- Attend to your DNA -- Measure twice, hire once -- Spend more time doing, less time managing -- Trust them -- Be relentlessly adaptive -- Create an innovation-centered workplace -- Make it easy to collaborate -- Master the tidal wave of digital -- Hire for agility -- Move people around -- Loosen up -- Treat your talent right -- Define your higher purpose -- Conclusion -- A talent utopia -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
general note
Includes index.
abstract
""Our employees are our greatest asset" - it’s a cliché companies feel obliged to spout. Some may even believe it. But as with eating healthy food and getting exercise, lip-service doesn’t make goals come true. In this groundbreaking book, Andrew Benett explores how truly "talent centric" organizations thrive in today's changing economy. Based on original research and in-depth interviews with outstanding leaders of talent-driven organizations such as Zappos, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Nestle, Dow Chemical, The Motley Fool, AnswerLab, and more, Benett uncovers emerging trends and benchmarks and shows why it is so important to invest in and develop tomorrow’s talent. Readers will come away with a clear lesson: Talent is no longer something to be palmed off down the chain of command. It must be the top business priority of the most senior people in the company - including the CEO."--Publisher's website.
catalogue key
9099654
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"In this fast-changing and uncertain world, the key to business success lies in talentas Andrew Benett conclusively proves in this compelling new book. Because the pace of business has accelerated, new skills and mental agility are more essential than ever. Drawing on dozens of interviews with some of America's most renowned corporate leaders, The Talent Mandate gives solid, practical advice about how to foster these qualities in the workplace. Given that the competition for top talent has never been fiercer, CEOs will want to heedthis valuable advice." Jerry Noonan, global leader, consumer practice, Spencer Stuart "In The Talent Mandate , Benett (and team) offer marvelous insights and practical tools around six essential talent strategies. The insights are grounded in CEO expectations and translated to specific actions that leaders can implement to overcome talent challenges in modern organizations. The book immediately becomes useful for all leaders committed to winning though exceptional talent." -Dave Ulrich, Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Partner, The RBL Group "Radically rethinking how we attract, develop, retain, and inspiregreat people in the new ideas economy can no longer be relegated to the HR department but must be central to the CEO's personal agenda. The Talent Mandate: Why Smart Companies Put People First provides six compelling and insightful strategies that are a recipe for how leadership cancreate sustainable competitive advantage, as well as a dynamic and enduring culture in which people will be glad to actively participate." Jim Speros, Executive Vice President, Fidelity Investments "Andrew Benett brings a refreshing perspective on talent management from the chair of a line manager rather than 'HR professional.' He borrows many of his ideas from Silicon Valley, with strategies targeted at an employee sweet spot of millennials. This book is invaluable in helping uncover leadership and team building blind spots that can make the difference between a stand-out company over just a good o≠ peak performing, energized and productive teams versus the rest. The Talent Mandate brilliantly sets out some powerful proven talent strategies, constantly layered with rich, insightful and practical axioms that can deliver some quick, yet substantial wins for any leader looking to take their organization to another level." -Antony Young, Mindshare, Chief Executive Officer, North America
" The Talent Mandate offers marvelous insights and practical tools around six essential talent strategiesgrounded in CEO expectations and translated to specific actions that leaders can implement in modern organizations. Useful for all leaders committed to winning though exceptional talent."Dave Ulrich, Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Partner, The RBL Group "Human beings want to excel. The best leaders know this, and they create the space for their people to do just thatto soar. Andrew Benett has done a remarkable job of bringing this simple yet powerful fact to life through the words and experiences of the leaders we admire most. Listen up. Or get ready for your competitors to race past you . . . with your people at their side." Peter A. Reiling, Executive Vice President for Leadership, The Aspen Institute "Radically rethinking how we attract, develop, retain, and inspire great people in the new ideas economy can no longer be relegated to the HR department. This book provides a recipe for how leadership can create sustainable competitive advantage." Jim Speros, Executive Vice President, Fidelity Investments "If your company is known as the best place to work in your industry, you will attract the best people in your industry. It's that simple. Benett's The Talent Mandate goes well beyond sound bites to offer practical advice every executive and company can use to attract, empower, and ultimately inspire great talent." Mark D'Arcy, Director of Creative, Facebook "Drawing on dozens of interviews with some of America's most renowned corporate leaders, The Talent Mandate gives practical advice about how to foster qualities essential to the new workplace. Competition for top talent has never been fiercer, and CEOs will want to heed this valuable counsel."Jerry Noonan, Global Leader, Consumer Practice, Spencer Stuart "Talent is the single most critical differentiating factor in business success. In The Talent Mandate , Benett goes deep below the surface and shows how companies in a broad range of industries are thriving due to their masterful talent practices. If you are competing for the best, then this book is a must-read." Mike O'Driscoll, Group CEO, Williams F1/Williams Grand Prix Engineering "A refreshing perspective on talent management from the chair of a line manager rather than HR. The Talent Mandate brilliantly sets out some powerful, proven talent strategies, constantly layered with rich, insightful, and practical axioms that can deliver quick, yet substantial wins for any leader looking to take his or her organization to another level." Antony Young, Chief Executive Officer, North America, Mindshare "It is a timeless truth known since the dawn of civilization that people matter most. High performance and good production are logical outgrowths of investments made in people. In the end, the difference between average companies and smart companies can be found in the manifestation of this truth: people first. Andrew Benett understands both the art and science of finding, nurturing, and sustaining talent for the good of the individual as well as for the entire enterprise. Anyone interested in being an effective leader can learn tremendously from this book." Eric L. Motley, PhD; Vice President and Managing Director, Henry Crown Fellowship Program, The Aspen Institute
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Based on original research and interviews with leading talent-driven organizations Zappos, DreamWorks Animation SKG, and Nestle, among others, this book uncovers emerging trends and benchmarks as well as arguing that talent must be the top business priority of the most senior people in the company including the CEO.
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Chief strategy officer for Havas Creative, Andrew Benett, explores how truly 'talent centric' organizations thrive in today's changing economy
Long Description
Chief strategy officer for Havas Creative, Andrew Benett, explores how truly "talent centric" organizations thrive in today's changing economy. "Our employees are our greatest asset" - it's a clich companies feel obliged to spout. Some may even believe it. But as with eating healthy food and getting exercise, lip-service doesn't make goals come true. Based on original research and in-depth interviews with outstanding leaders of talent-driven organizations such as Zappos, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Nestle, Dow Chemical, The Motley Fool, AnswerLab, and more, Andrew Benett uncovers emerging trends and benchmarks and shows why it is so important to invest in and develop tomorrow's talent. Readers will come away with a clear lesson: Talent is no longer something to be palmed off down the chain of command. It must be the top business priority of the most senior people in the company - including the CEO.
Long Description
"Our employees are our greatest asset" - it's a cliché companies feel obliged to spout. Some may even believe it. But as with eating healthy food and getting exercise, lip-service doesn't make goals come true. Based on original research and in-depth interviews with outstanding leaders of talent-driven organizations such as Zappos, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Nestle, Dow Chemical, The Motley Fool, AnswerLab, and more, Andrew Benett uncovers emerging trends and benchmarks and shows why it is so important to invest in and develop tomorrow's talent. Readers will come away with a clear lesson: Talent is no longer something to be palmed off down the chain of command. It must be the top business priority of the most senior people in the company - including the CEO.
Main Description
An insightful argument for why CEOs need to retake the reins of talent"Our employees are our greatest asset"-it's a cliché companies feel obliged to spout. Some may even believe it. But as with eating healthy food and getting exercise, lip-service doesn't make goals come true. In this groundbreaking book, Andrew Benett explores how truly "talent centric" organizations thrive in today's changing economy. Based on original research and in-depth interviews with outstanding leaders of talent-driven organizations such as Zappos, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Nestle, Dow Chemical, The Motley Fool, AnswerLab, and more, Benett uncovers emerging trends and benchmarks and shows why it is so important to invest in and develop tomorrow's talent. Readers will come away with a clear lesson: Talent is no longer something to be palmed off down the chain of command. It must be the top business priority of the most senior people in the company-including the CEO.
Main Description
"Our employees are our greatest asset"-it's a cliché companies feel obliged to spout. Some may even believe it. But as with eating healthy food and getting exercise, lip-service doesn't make goals come true. In this groundbreaking book, Andrew Benett explores how truly "talent centric" organizations thrive in today's changing economy. Based on original research and in-depth interviews with outstanding leaders of talent-driven organizations such as Zappos, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Nestle, Dow Chemical, The Motley Fool, AnswerLab, and more, Benett uncovers emerging trends and benchmarks and shows why it is so important to invest in and develop tomorrow's talent. Readers will come away with a clear lesson: Talent is no longer something to be palmed off down the chain of command. It must be the top business priority of the most senior people in the company-including the CEO.
Main Description
"Our employees are our greatest asset"it's a cliché companies feel obliged to spout. Some may even believe it. But as with eating healthy food and getting exercise, lip-service doesn't make goals come true. In this groundbreaking book, Andrew Benett explores how truly "talent centric" organizations thrive in today's changing economy. Based on original research and in-depth interviews with outstanding leaders of talent-driven organizations such as Zappos, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Nestle, Dow Chemical, The Motley Fool, AnswerLab, and more, Benett uncovers emerging trends and benchmarks and shows why it is so important to invest in and develop tomorrow's talent. Readers will come away with a clear lesson: Talent is no longer something to be palmed off down the chain of command. It must be the top business priority of the most senior people in the companyincluding the CEO.

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