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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bill Conaty, Ram Charan Narrator: Bob Walter Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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If talent is the leading indicator of whether a business is up or down, a success or a failure (and it is) . . . do you know how to accurately judge raw human talent? Understand a person's unique combination of traits? Develop that talent? Convert what supposedly are "soft" subjective judgments about people into objective criteria that are as specific, verifiable, and concrete as the contents of a financial statement?
     The talent masters do. They put people before numbers for the simple reason that it is talent that delivers the numbers. Success comes from those who are able to extract meaning from events and the forces affecting a business, and are able to look at the world and assess the risks to take and the risks to avoid.
     The Talent Masters itself stems from a unique combination of talent: During a forty-year career at General Electric, Bill Conaty worked closely with CEOs Jack Welch and Jeff Immelt to build that company's worldrenowned talent machine. Ram Charan is the legendary advisor to companies around the world. Together they use their unparalleled experience and insight to write the definitive book on talent—a breakthrough in how to take a business to the next level:

• Secrets of the masters. The specifics on how companies regarded as world-class—GE, P&G, Hindustan Unilever (and others)—base their stellar performance decade after decade on their systems for finding and nurturing leadership talent.
• Intimate and systemic. Why deep knowledge and intimacy with your talent and a systemic rhythm of reviews are the foundation for creating a steady, selfrenewing stream of leaders for all levels of an organization—from first-line supervisors to the CEO.
• The competency that lasts. Financial results, market share, brand, and legacy products all have a half-life that seems to grow shorter by the year. Talent is the only competency that endures.
• What to do Monday morning. The Talent Masters tool kit provides the specific guidelines for assessing and improving your company’s talent mastery capabilities.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Hakan Jackson | 3/13/2013

    " A good look at the cutting edge of the HR world. I now want to read more books like it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Steve Larson | 7/22/2012

    " I expected more than just stories about GE. some good stuff, but how does one implement these practices if they don't have a Jack Welch and are not the size of GE? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bruce Flanagan | 10/24/2011

    " So far I love it "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Steve | 3/26/2011

    " I expected more than just stories about GE. some good stuff, but how does one implement these practices if they don't have a Jack Welch and are not the size of GE? "

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