A powerful trio – a heavily sought-after CEO strategy adviser, the leader of a foremost strategy consulting firm and a senior executive from a major HR services company – unites here to discuss talent. Business strategist Ram Charan, executive Dominic Barton and consultant Dennis Carey believe that talent trumps finance; in fact, they say, talent has become strategy – a mind-set that drives today’s successful organizations. Writing in the tone of a personal letter to CEOs, the authors advise leaders and board members to spend at least half their time and effort on people issues; to elevate HR to their firms’ highest and rarest decision-making circles; and to field a “Chief Human Resources Officer” (CHRO) with nearly as much influence as the CEO.
This new work is a persuasive addition to HR’s business case for taking on greater responsibility and a higher role in the corporate echelons. getAbstract believes the authors’ counsel will enrich all leaders, board members and ambitious HR professionals.
The authors offer the following lessons and insights:
About the Authors
Ram Charan advises CEOs from the world’s largest firms. Dominic Barton is the managing director of McKinsey, and Dennis Carey helps run Korn Ferry as its vice-chairman.