Smart is not enough: the south pole theory and other powerful talent management secrets Guarino, Alan C.

By: Guarino, Alan C
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Jersey John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2007Description: xviii + 218 p.ISBN: 9780470100103Subject(s): Success in business | Executive Ability | Human capital - Management | Employee selection | Personnel managementDDC classification: 658.4 Summary: """Smart Is Not Enough"" explains the core issue of 21st century business. 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 others."
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"""Smart Is Not Enough"" explains the core issue of 21st century business. 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 others."

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