The Talent Delusion

The Talent Delusion : Why Data, Not Intuition, Is the Key to Unlocking Human Potential

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'This book shows how to find, attract, develop, motivate, and retain stars. It's full of evidence and provocative ideas to help every talent leader' Dr Adam Grant, Wharton Professor, New York Times bestselling author, Originals and Give and Take

'This is the book I want to hand every manager I've ever worked with . . . Every chapter is filled with quotes, findings, and ideas that I want to post on Twitter and share with the world' Dr. Todd Carlisle, VP of HR, Twitter

WHY THE SCIENCE OF PEOPLE IS YOUR KEY WEAPON IN THE WAR FOR TALENT

All organisations have problems, and they nearly always concern people: how to manage them; whom to hire, fire or promote; and how to motivate, develop and retain high potential employees.
Psychology, the main science for understanding people, should be a pivotal tool for solving these problems - yet most companies play it by ear, and billions of dollars are wasted on futile interventions to attract and retain the right people for key roles.

Bridging the gap between the psychological science of talent and common real-world talent practices, The Talent Delusion aims to educate HR practitioners and leaders on how to measure, predict and manage talent. It will provide readers with data-driven solution to the common problems around employee selection, development and engagement; how to define and evaluate talent; how to detect and inhibit toxic employee behaviours; and how to identify and harness leadership potential.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 23mm | 394g
  • PIATKUS BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0349412480
  • 9780349412481
  • 101,557

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A deeply researched book . . . This is a notable, thoughtful work about a subject that no senior manager should ignore -- Andrew May * Professional Manager * A must-read for leaders and HR professionals who want to apply science to drive better business outcomes, and for individuals who want to better understand and leverage their own talents -- Jonas Prising, Chairman & CEO, ManpowerGroup This is the book I want to hand every manager I've ever worked with who mistakenly assumes "give me 5 minutes with a candidate and I'll tell ya if they are a good hire." Every chapter is filled with quotes, findings, and ideas that I want to post on Twitter and share with the world -- Dr. Todd Carlisle, VP of HR, Twitter Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is a rare voice of reason in a field where most people talk gibberish -- Lucy Kellaway, Financial Times A clear-eyed, deeply researched account of what the science really tells us about finding, attracting and retaining talented people, while staying alert to talent's surprising dark sides -- Oliver Burkeman, The Guardian, and author of The Antidote This book shows how to find, attract, develop, motivate, and retain stars. It's full of evidence and provocative ideas to help every talent leader -- Dr. Adam Grant, Wharton Professor, NYT bestselling author, Originals and Give and Take The real strength of this book is that it makes you think. * Times Higher Education *
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About Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, PhD, is an international authority in personality, talent management and organizational psychology. He is Professor of Business Psychology at University College London (UCL), Visiting Professor at Columbia University, and the CEO Hogan Assessment Systems, a global leader in talent and leadership assessment tools.

Chamorro-Premuzic has taught at New York University and the London School of Economics, and published 8 books and over 140 scientific papers, making him one of the most prolific and widely cited social scientists of his generation.
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