The Information Age is OVER -- In business today, it is all about
"Smart Is Not Enough" explains the core issue of 21st century
business. Forget technology - Forget outsourcing TALENT is the #1
challenge in your organization. Whether you're a CEO or an entry
level college grad; whether you manage a staff or not, this book is
for you. It can help in career planning, in developing your
management strategy, or just help you understand the playing field
in business today. Author Alan Guarino explains the full gamut of
cutting-edge talent management, from how to find it, develop it,
deploy it and lead it, to his South Pole Theory of "hidden talent"
talent as a solution for the shortage of critical talent in the
business world of the 21st Century.
The South Pole Theory explains that traditionally, corporations
biased their talent searches towards those who performed at the top
of their academic classes. Yet, some of the most successful
executives and business leaders weren't good students themselves.
Grades aren't the only predictor of success in the real business
world. This book shares techniques for finding those determined,
dedicated go-getters who fall through the cracks when we judge them
solely on academics. To compete in business today, top companies
need to cultivate every available source of talent. This book shows
business leaders how to find and capitalize on this special pool of
talent-- the future versions of people like Paul Orfalea, founder
of Kinkos, Wayne Huizenga of Blockbuster Video, and many
Alan Guarino (Marlboro, NY) is CEO and co-founder of the
executive search firm Cornell International. His firm is now owned
by Adecco, the largest recruiting company in the world.
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