Building on their provocative HBR articles and new research into top companies around the world, three leading lights in leadership, talent and strategy make the case for why the CEO needs to take charge of their company's talent agenda--and provide a 7-point plan for reimagining and leading a people-first company.
Provides a call to action for CEOs to rethink how their companies deploy talent
Describes a monumental shift in how leading companies are managing talent
Offers a framework of 7 overarching changes the CEO needs to drive and how to do it
Based on interviews with over 60 leaders--CEOs, CHROs, Chief Transformation Officers, and CFOs--who are at the leading edge of linking talent to value creation; as well as decades of experience helping top leaders transform their companies
Elevates the role of HR, with a framework for how companies, led by the CEO, can redefine and reinvent this critical function in a technology-enabled, data-driven competitive environment.
Builds on the HBR article by Ram Charan, "It's Time to Split HR," that reignited and redefined the debate about how to "fix" HR, as well as the follow-up HBR article, "People Before Strategy," by Ram Charan, Dominic Barton, and Dennis Carey, that put forth a new "contract" between the CEO and CHRO. The book extends these ideas to how the organization needs to reimagine their entire approach to talent--led by the CEO.
CEOs and their teams
CHROs and their teams
Managers and executives who aspire to the C-suite
Anyone in the organization responsible for acquiring, managing, and deploying talent
Consultants in talent, leadership and organization development, and HR; executive coaches
Exec Ed and MBA programs
Academics and thought leaders in the areas of HR and talent
Announced first printing: 50,000
Laydown goal: 10,000