Book News: July 14th, 2009

By Alan Weiss and Nancy MacKay

The fundamental reason that leaders must lead the talent wars is that no one else is doing so within the organization. Many organizations make the fatal error of entrusting talent acquisition and development to human resources, which is a fatal error. This function was once personnel, or even industrial relations, and dressing it up with the contention that people are resources that need managing from specialists is neither honest nor helpful.

The authors describe opportunities to learn new ways to accelerate leadership development. Drawing on a wide variety of practical examples, they explain how to create extraordinary leaders through effective succession planning. The book is a mix of stories, wisdom, and practical advice.

Published by Jossey Bass. ISBN: 978-0-470-45056-7. £16.99