Make Talent Your Business (Paperback)

How Exceptional Managers Develop People While Getting Results

By Wendy Axelrod, Jeannie Coyle

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 9781605099316, 216pp.

Publication Date: May 30, 2011

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Description

Highly talented employees are the key to every organization’s success. Yet despite their best intentions, for most managers growing talent while successfully doing their ‘day jobs’ and staying on top of results seems like a pipe dream. But it doesn’t have to be.

Wendy Axelrod and Jeannie Coyle show you how exceptional managers make this dream a reality. These managers go way beyond the usual coaching and performance management to integrate development into their everyday workflow rather than making it a separate “to do.” Axelrod and Coyle draw from their research with exceptional managers from companies like Corning, Microsoft, Siemens, Merck, and many more to illustrate five powerful practices that can be used in any organization, of any size, in any industry.


About the Author

Wendy Axelrod and Jeannie Coyle are managing partners of Talent Savvy Manager. Wendy previously directed the leadership development and talent management functions at Sunoco, Inc., and Jeannie was previously senior vice president of human resources at American Express.

Wendy Axelrod and Jeannie Coyle are managing partners of Talent Savvy Manager. Wendy previously directed the leadership development and talent management functions at Sunoco, Inc., and Jeannie was previously senior vice president of human resources at American Express.


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

“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