Talent : Making People Your Competitive Advantage

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The source of competitive advantage has shifted in many organizations from reliability to innovation and flexibility. But what does it take for an organization that innovates to then manage effectively? In this follow-up to Built to Change, Ed Lawler argues that it is a combination of the right structure and the right people. First, organizations must decide what structure they are: are you a high-involvement organization that has products and services that require a high level of coordination and cooperation among employees? Or do you have a more global competitor structure in which you are constantly bringing in new talent and technological expertise? Are you a mixture of both? Lawler outlines the unique human capital strategy for each approach, shows what it looks like in action, and provides the foundation and tools for creating competitive and innovative organizations.

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Talent

In today's global business environment, it is more and more difficult to gain a competitive edge, but it is not impossible. Talent, potentially the most powerful source of competitive advantage, is available. But how should organizations be designed to make talent their key source of competitive advantage?

In this follow-up to his best-selling book Built to Change, Ed Lawler shows how organizations can combine the right organization design, management practices, and talent to gain a critical performance edge. Talent offers a blueprint that succinctly maps out the best approach to organizing and leading a talent-focused organization. The organizational features needed to create a talent-focused organization are identified and their operation explained. Special attention is paid to:

  • Leadership

  • Corporate boards

  • Talent management

  • Performance management

  • Information and decision making

Lawler shows how organizations can determine which talent-focused management approach best fits their business: a high-involvement approach that has long-term employment relationships and a high level of employee involvement in decision making, or a global-competitor approach where there is a constant influx of new talent and technological expertise. Drawing from his expertise and providing insights into today's most innovative companies, Lawler describes the human capital strategy and organization design for each approach. He provides the foundation and tools for creating effective and innovative organizations.

A timely, much-needed resource, Talent defines how companies can be managed for competitive advantage today.

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Praise for Talent

"Ed Lawler, a pioneer in unveiling the importance of human capital, shows how top-performing companies make people their competitive advantage and challenges us all to take current best practices to the next level."
Bob Eckert, chairman and CEO, Mattel, Inc.

"Ed Lawler's operative phrase, 'obsessed with talent,' is the cornerstone of this book. When competitive improvement demands differentiation via human endeavors in technology, innovation, and service, individuals and collective talent deliver results. There is art and science to having the right talent at the right time for any and all circumstances. Ed has articulated the mindset, methodologies, and practices that ensure success."
John D. Hofmeister, president, Shell Oil Company

"Lawler's Talent is a must-read. It shows how to develop leaders at all levels who are smarter and more competitive every day. He provides us with a practical guide to building human-centric, winning organizations."
Noel Tichy, coauthor (with Warren Bennis) of Judgment: How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls, and professor, Ross School of Business, the University of Michigan

"Talent does a terrific job of examining the fundamental question about human capital–centric organizations: Do highly talented people build highly effective organizations, or vice versa? This book shows us why the answer is 'yes' and 'yes'!"
Ian Ziskin, corporate vice president, and chief human resource and administrative officer, Northrupp Grumman Corporation

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