Korn Ferry Vice Chairman Dennis Carey Co-Authors “TALENT WINS: The New Playbook for Putting People First”
-- Carey Joins Ram Charan and
-- Book Highlights Success Stories from Top Companies Such as
The book is co-authored by
“We’ve seen a sea change in our industry, when virtually every CEO we work with is asking a daunting set of questions that reveal that talent has never been more important to the success of a corporation,” said Carey.
To meet these new needs of business leaders, the authors explore what it really takes to create and lead an organization that lives by one simple but profound conceit: people, not companies, generate value.
In TALENT WINS, the authors combine their three distinct perspectives to provide a seven-part plan for leaders with insight into how to:
- Forge the tools of transformation by developing both a roster of the top talent in a company and a deep understanding of the people on it.
- Energize the board by steering it away from the traditional definition of TSR (total shareholder return) to a new one: talent, strategy, risk.
- Design and redesign work by incorporating cross-functional teams that come together, disband, and reform as it suits the nature of their work.
- Reinvent HR as a result of the CEO and CHRO working together to make tough decisions about what administrative tasks in HR can be automated, outsourced, or offshored.
- Scale up individual talent by freeing them from bureaucratic structures designed for a different era and offering opportunities to continually expand their skills.
- Create an M&A strategy that can find, attract, and successfully integrate talented people from the outside in response to trends.
- Drive the talent playbook by learning the changes CEOs and CHROs will need to make.
With this playbook, the authors aim to help executives deploy human capital as effectively as they deploy financial capital.
The book includes examples of companies that are well along the path of
reinventing their approaches to talent, such as ADP,
According to Carey, who works daily with members of the nation’s most influential boards, the focus on talent needs to start at the top of the organization.
“Today, board discussions on talent are largely limited to CEO
succession – and even then, recent research by the
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