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Author: runwilde

John Gardner's wonderful quote about philosophy and plumbing serves as an inspiration for this column about the lofty promise and stark realities of talent management.  The notion of both quality plumbing (the daily task of talent work) and quality philosophy (the theory of talent  excellence) needing to 'hold water' rings true.  In reflecting on doing the daily work with excellence, I offer a 'code of conduct' for the practitioner.  Link....

“The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.” — John W. Gardner, former U.S. secretary of health, education and welfare Excellence in building an engaged workforce and a superior leadership talent pipeline sounds so exalted and glamorous. I hear about places where CEOs spend 50 percent of their...

A New Year brings a fresh start.  The latest article in the Talent Management section, New Year New You, provides a five week fitness program approach to toning and strengthening the work of building great leaders and performers.  Link....