Summary of Great People Decisions

Why They Matter So Much, Why They are So Hard, and How You Can Master Them

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Great People Decisions book summary
How to get the best executive management and why you need it.


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Rather than focusing only on the process of recruiting and hiring, this book also discusses the importance of the decisions you confront when finding candidates, making your selection, negotiating offers and integrating new employees into your firm. Claudio Fernández-Aráoz shows you why people decisions matter more to your career and your company than you probably realize. The writing is clear and full of helpful real-world examples from his successful career. getAbstract recommends this conversational book to proactive managers who want a holistic approach to recruiting and hiring.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why people decisions matter to your career;
  • How those decisions affect your company’s success;
  • Why thinking about a job candidate’s family is important to your hiring success; and
  • What integrating a new hire into your company entails.


Hiring Great People Is Good for Your Career
Unless your business is very small, no matter how talented you are, how great you are at management or how hard you are willing to work, eventually you will have to delegate to other people. To succeed, you must run your business with talent ...
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About the Author

Claudio Fernández-Aráoz, who holds a Stanford MBA, is a consultant and a partner at a leading executive search firm. His articles appear in several top business journals.

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