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Make Talent Your Business

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Make Talent Your Business by Wendy Axelrod and Jeannie Coyle
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May 30, 2011 | ISBN 9781605099316

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“As CEO of a company with 11,000 associates, I felt I was great at people development—until I read Make Talent Your Business. I found a better way to develop our people and management team and grow the business.”
—Jim Dixon, CEO, CompuCom

“Wendy and Jeannie have written an evidence-based guide that reveals how to be exceptional at improving human performance every day. Their stories are compelling, their data is persuasive, and their advice is practical.”
—Jim Kouzes, Dean’s Professor of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, and coauthor of the bestselling The Leadership Challenge

“The best processes, priciest systems, and world-class training are dwarfed relative to the impact of exceptional developmental managers. This book provides an outstanding map for those who aspire to be those managers.”
—Emily Dancyger King, Managing Director, Leadership and Executive Development, Citi

Table Of Contents

INTRODUCTION: Helping Good People Get Better Every Day
CHAPTER ONE: Make Every Day a Development Day
1. Tuck development into work
2. Create the right stretch
3. Seize developmental moments
4. Leverage team learning
CHAPTER TWO: Tap the Psychological Side of Development
How to tap the psychological side of development
1. Start with yourself
2. Cultivate relationships built on trust
3. Help employees ‘see’ themselves during key interactions
4. Connect the dots between emotions and learning
CHAPTER THREE: Connect People with Development Partners
How to Connect People with Development Partners
1. Green light and motivate people to partner up for development
2. Give people an accurate compass to find the right development partners
3. Teach people how to get the most learning from development partners
4. Invest in network of future development partners
CHAPTER FOUR: Teach skills to navigate organization politics
How to teach skills to navigate organization politics
1. Clarify and adjust assumptions about organization politics
2. Help map the bumpy political terrain
3. Coach employees to build a portfolio of politically smart approaches
4. Prepare for, and sometimes rehearse, the handling of complex situations
CHAPTER FIVE: Shape Your Environment to Drive Development
1. Create development abundance
2. Shine a light on learning—yours and theirs
3. Manage the interface with the broader organization
CHAPTER SIX: Put Exceptional Development Practices into Action
1. Taking your EDM practices to the next level
2. Integrating the five EDM practices for optimal benefit
3. Savor the rewards
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