Talent Wins
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Talent Wins

The New Playbook for Putting People First

Talent First, Talent Foremost, Talent Above All

by David Meyer

Ram Charan, Dominic Barton and Dennis Carey explain why you must make talent your first priority even thought that may mean entirely revamping your approach to business.

Ram Charan, prolific author and sought-after strategic advisor to CEOs, Dominic Barton, leader of a foremost strategy consulting firm, and Dennis Carey, a senior executive of a major HR services company, join together to promote the primacy of talent. The authors believe talent always outweighs finances and other considerations. Their message: talent must be your strategy.

If you want to scale the individual talent in your company, embrace the idea that you’ll need to reward that talent in new and customized ways.Ram Charan, Dominic Barton and Dennis Carey

Writing in the tone of a personal letter to CEOs, Charan, Barton and Carey advise leaders and board members to spend at least half their time and effort on people issues, to elevate HR to a firm’s highest decision-making ranks and to field a Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) whose power almost equals the CEO’s.

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