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Strategy-Driven Talent Management: A Leadership Imperative by Ben E. Dowell, Rob Silzer

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CHAPTER 1
STRATEGIC TALENT MANAGEMENT MATTERS
Rob Silzer, Ben E. Dowell

A Leadership Imperative

Why do organizations succeed or fail? Ultimately it comes down to talent. Did the organization have the talent to make the right decisions regarding where to invest financial and human resources, how to innovate and compete, and how to energize and direct the organization to achieve the business strategy? For good or ill, people make the decisions and take the actions that result in the success or failure of their organization. Many times CEOs (chief executive officers) get all the credit or all the blame, but in our experience, it is the quality of talent throughout the organization that ultimately leads to the creation and effective execution ...

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