Summary of The Talent Masters
From the book: THE TALENT MASTERS: Why Smart Leaders Put People Before Numbers Copyright © 2010 by Ram Charan and Bill Conaty. Published by Crown Business, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC
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Bill Conaty, a veteran HR leader at GE, and Ram Charan, a prolific business author, explain how to turn your company into a “talent master” and what you will gain if you do. They detail how five superb talent master firms – GE, P&G, Novartis, Agilent Technologies and Hindustan Unilever – organize their employee development, and how their initiatives fuel success. Charan and Conaty also provide an in-depth report on Crotonville, GE’s world-class training facility. And, they include a re-examination of the way Jack Welch, GE’s CEO from 1981 to 2001, famously transformed his corporation. getAbstract recommends this overview, a solid reflection of the authors’ extensive experience.
In this summary, you will learn
- What traits distinguish a “talent master” company,
- How and why companies implement talent mastery,
- What makes GE a talent master, and
- Why talent master firms invest in continuing education.
About the Authors
Business consultant, speaker and writer Ram Charan is the author of The Game Changer and many other books. After a 40-year career at GE, Bill Conaty formed Conaty Consulting, a firm that helps HR organizations become strategic business partners.