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The Talent Masters - Why Smart Leaders Put People Before Numbers

Bill Conaty

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ram Charan, Bob Walter

Length:

10h 47m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:54


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:26


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:47


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:06


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:31


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:50


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:35


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:41


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:35


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:08


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:24


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:38


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:32


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:55


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:52


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:39


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:00


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:56


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:10


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:20


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:24


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:55


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:53


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:54


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:24


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:52


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:34


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:00


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:19


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:36


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:06


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:41


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:20


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

09:13


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:26


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:42


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:48


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:06


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:15


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:17


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:14


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:26


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:21


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:46


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:02


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:04


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:39


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:29


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:16


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:53


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:23


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:57


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:20


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:32


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:53


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:47


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:28


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:17


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:26


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:54


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:32


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:17


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:30


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:39


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:45


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:04


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

08:26


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:51


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

00:35