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Book: Make Talent Your Business

Make Talent Your BusinessMake Talent Your Business:
How Exceptional Managers Develop People While Getting Results

While pledging that people are our most important asset is easy to say, it’s not always easy to do. Wendy Axelrod and Jeannie Coyle insightfully, wisely and clearly close the knowing-versus-doing gap.”
— From forward by Dave Ulrich

Exceptional development managers, the starring characters of this book, find ways to develop people all the time, while they work and get performance results. Co-Authors Jeannie Coyle and Wendy Axelrod researched these managers at companies such as Corning, Merck, Kraft, Siemens, Marriott, Microsoft, Wells Fargo, NW Natural and Xerox and discovered the five practices they use. Practices that give people and teams a double ribbon at the finish line of their work: one for results and one for development.

Companies struggling to make the 70% of learning from experience a powerful tool for developing talent, will find this book provides the key to unlock that learning. Managers aspiring to be that manager that people are clamoring to work for will find this book also lays out an invaluable and practical road map. A road map for giving people great work with impact with room and incentive to develop, while managers continuously  coach, deliver feedback and have their backs as they risk learning from stretch assignments.

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