Every so often a book comes along that merits special attention, and this would be one of them. Authors Scott Keller and Colin Price (McKinsey & Company) have nailed how to achieve competitive advantage. Building and maintaining a talent pipeline will be a crucial component of organizational health. Most organizations fail at efforts to transform to the new economy based on intellectual capital. Keller and Price provide not only the solid research evidence but also a toolbox to deliver sustainable results and explain why ‘best practices’ can be your worst enemy.
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This is a book I would not only recommend to industry CEO’s but also use as an academic textbook – I think the message is that important. If you are interested in talent management and building a sustainable corporate culture to keep your best, this book is a must. Don’t miss it!