The Talent Masters

Why Smart Leaders Put People Before Numbers

by Bill Conaty, Ram Charan

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  • 9781847940728
  • 9781446455975

The Talent Masters itself stems from a unique marriage of talents. Bill Conaty, in the course of a 40-year career at General Electric, worked closely with CEOs Jack Welch and Jeff Immelt to build the company's internationally renowned talent machine. Ram Charan is the legendary advisor to companies around the world. Here they combine their unparalleled experience and insight to create a blueprint for talent development, and to show how critical it is to the continuing and future success of every business.

The essential skill that lasts. Why talent management guarantees future results in a way that short-term financial success and market share cannot.

Secrets of the masters. How world-class companies achieve their stellar performance decade after decade by finding and nurturing leadership talent.

The importance of knowledge. Why knowing and understanding your talent and reviewing it systematically is the foundation for creating a steady, self-renewing stream of leaders for all levels of your organization - from first-line supervisors to the CEO.

The Talent Masters tool kit. Specific guidelines that will help you assess and improve your company's talent mastery capabilities.


  • Random House; February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446455975
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: The Talent Masters
  • Author: Bill Conaty; Ram Charan
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781847940728
  • 9781446455975

In The Press

"Enduring principles and powerful practices combine in this must-read human resource manisfesto for leaders at every level."


About The Author

BILL CONATY, long recognized as a world leader in his field, recently retired as senior vice president for human resources at General Electric, the company consistently ranked as without peer in developing world-class leaders. The management development and training programs that Conaty engineered provided GE with one of the world's most talent-rich management benches. Conaty has served as chairman of the National Academy of Human Resources and was named as a Distinguished Fellow, the organization's highest honor. He currently serves as a personal advisor to the CEOs of companies around the world, including P&G, Boeing, Dell, Goodyear, LG Electronics (Korea), and UniCredit Bank (Italy).

RAM CHARAN is a highly sought after business advisor and speaker, famous among senior executives for his uncanny ability to solve their toughest business problems. For more than 35 years, Dr. Charan has worked behind the scenes with top executives at some of the world's most successful companies, providing advice that is down-to-earth and relevant and that takes into account the real-world complexities of business. Dr. Charan is also the coauthor of Execution, The Game-Changer and Confronting Reality, and the author of What the CEO Wants You to Know, Know-How, and Leadership in the Era of Economic Uncertainty.