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Talent is the key to business success, but how do companies recognize it and develop it? Human resources expert Jacqueline Davies and international life coach Jeremy Kourdi understand that many employees possess nascent talent and offer a guide on how to provide your workers an environment where their gifts can flourish. getAbstract recommends this authoritative, in-depth manual to human resources professionals, business owners or leaders looking to engage employees and secure their companies’ future. Talent is all around you. Learn how to recognize and nurture it.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What talent is,
  • How to recognize it and
  • How to develop it in your business or organization.

About the Authors

Jacqueline Davies is a human resources professional and talent expert. Past roles include Global Head of Learning and Development with Lloyds TSB/HBOS, Head of Learning and Organizational Development at the Royal Bank of Scotland, and as an executive with HSBC. Jeremy Kourdi is an executive coach and business writer. Kourdi has held the post of senior vice-president with the Economist Group and also works as head of publishing and research at the Chartered Management Institute.



Talent: What It Is, What It Isn’t

Business leaders tend to believe that only an elite group of their most intelligent employees is worth cultivating and advancing. But undeveloped talent exists at all levels of every company. Workers require a nurturing environment – a “talent ecology” – to connect to their abilities and bring value to the company. You can’t manage talent; you can only encourage it. Human resources departments must stop focusing on a favored few employees and help the many.

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