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Talent development is the lifeblood of any organization. In today’s hypercompetitive marketplace, the quality of your employees is the difference between being a market leader and an also-ran. In this research-based, savvy book, talent development experts Wendy Axelrod and Jeannie Coyle outline the practical steps executives and managers should take to enhance their employees’ professional skills. The authors provide proven tips and techniques, dodging HR jargon and extraneous acronyms most – but not all – of the time. getAbstract recommends their insights to managers, particularly those whose evaluations depend on their teams’ productivity.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why research identifies five practices as the best ways to develop your staff members’ talents, and
  • How to apply these five techniques with your workforce.

About the Authors

Wendy Axelrod and Jeannie Coyle are managing partners at Talent Savvy Manager. Wendy is past president of the Philadelphia affilate of HRPS and Jeannie is on the board of the Pacific Northwest Affiliate of HRPS.



Make Development a Priority
You know business is humming when your employees are consistently productive and routinely work to improve their skills. Unfortunately, few managers help their staff members improve themselves.

Research indicates that out of 67 prime leadership...

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    Petrina Alexander 5 years ago
    Regardless of your position in the organisation, if you lead a team, you will add value by growing the talent within your team. This article shows that 'making talent your business' requires time (on average 30% devoted to talent development) produces enduring legacies within their business by growing the talent pipeline.
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    Arun Thiyagarajan 6 years ago
    building blocks for any company ...

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