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The Leadership in Action Series: On Selecting, Developing, and Managing Talent

Even in the midst of economic upheaval, organizations need to recognize that selecting, developing, and managing the right leadership talent will help them not only survive but thrive when the economy eventually rebounds. Despite the fact that there are millions in the ranks of the jobless, there remains an acute shortage of talent. So how can organizations best select, develop, and manage their talent? This collection of sixteen pieces—written by the Center for Creative Leadership’s highly experienced and knowledgeable faculty members and researchers as well as by prominent practitioners and scholars in the fields of leadership and leadership development—explores the important topic of organizational talent challenges from a number of angles. This title is the third in the Series, which is drawn from revised and updated articles that were first published in CCL’s former magazine, Leadership in Action.

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  • Publisher: CCL Press
  • Stock Number (Print): 197
  • Stock Number (eBook): 197e
  • ISBN Number (Print): 978-1-60491-143-5
  • ISBN Number (eBook): 978-1-60491-144-2
  • Author: Stephen Rush
  • Copyright: ©2012
  • Number of Pages: 143 Pages

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Table of Contents

The Leadership in Action Series: On Selecting, Developing, and Managing Talent, CCL Press, 2012
Introduction by Roland B. Smith vii
Building Talent: Developing Eff ective Leaders Is as Crucial as Ever 1
Engaging and Developing Is Key to the Challenge 11
How to Put Your Finger on the High Potentials 19
Building the Pipeline: Leadership Succession Is a Key Challenge 27
Learning a Lesson in Executive Selection 39
Getting on Board: Involving Directors in Leader Development 47
Generations Talk About Leaders and Leadership Development 59
Developing and Retaining Emerging Leaders 63
Next Generation: What Leaders Need to Know About Millennials 73
The Missing Link: Organization Culture and Leadership Development 83
Quality Control: Why Leaders Need to Understand Personality 93
A Key Link in the Chain 105
Character Study: Strengthening the Heart of Good Leadership 109
A Retention Strategy for the Ages 119
Finding Success at Succession 129
Managing Talent Is a Burning Issue in Asia 135
About the Contributors 141

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