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Talent Era, The: Achieving a High Return on Talent

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  • Copyright 2002
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Adobe DRM)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-148060-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-148060-5

Talent rules! Talent is a company's most important asset. This book shows why talent must be managed to generate maximum profits for the organization. The Talent Era presents a complete strategy for leveraging talent to maximize business value. Author Subir Chowdhury helps you discover how to measure talent and explains why there's more to attracting talent than raising salaries. He also discusses how managers handle talented subordinates, how to measure the value of talent, and much more.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Welcome to the Talent Era.

Not Just Sports and Entertainment Anymore. The Effects of Free Agency. The Impact of Unions. The End Game. What Do We Mean by “Talents”? Why This Book?

1. The Talent Value Chain.

Talent Breeds Innovation. Five Links in the Idea-Talent Chain. Five Ways to Create Value. The IDEA Value Cycle.

2. Winning the Creative War.

Talent and Environment. Winning by Leveraging Talent. Talent to Meet the Competition. Talent Is Key in Mergers. Continuous Development Cycle. On-Time Obsolescence.

3. Talent: Engine of the New Economy.

Talent Creates. Talented Leaders Win. Seven Differences between Talents and Knowledge Workers. How Can Knowledge Workers Become Talents? People Quality Management (PQM). The Power of Mind: Positive Thinking.

4. The Elements of a Talent-Friendly Organization.

Talent Satisfaction Measurement System. Organizational Management System. Talent As Customer, Talent As Supplier. Compensation. Summary.

5. Talent Management System.

Four Elements of the TMS. Benefits of the TMS. Attracting Talents. Keeping Talents. Managing Talents. Identifying Talents. The Challenges of TMS. Summary.

6. The Growth Rule.

Positive Challenge. Grass-Roots Education. Cross-Functional Capability. Support for Change. Seven Laws of Fusion of Talents. Launching an Idea Bank.

7. Talent Development Budget.

Value-Driven Cost Structure. Contingency Plan for Talents. The Power of Developing Talent. Summary.

8. Return on Talent.

Knowledge Generated and Applied. Investment in Talent. ROT Measurement. Three Examples of Calculating ROT. Optimize ROT.

9. The Seven Secrets of Talent.

1. Search for the Dream. 2. Evaluate Your Strengths and Weaknesses. 3. Cultivate Discipline and Determination. 4. Render Ideas and Actions Inseparable. 5. Embrace Positivity. 6. Take a Never-Give-Up Attitude. 7. Show a “Next” Mentality.

Example of the Talent SECRETS: Michael Jordan.
Bibliography.Acknowledgments.Index.About the Author.


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