Misplaced Talent: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Misplaced Talent containing key details about the book.

What is Misplaced Talent About?

Misplaced Talent is a book that examines the challenges of attracting, developing, and retaining top talent in organizations, and provides recommendations for creating a talent management strategy that maximizes the potential of employees and the organization.

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Misplaced Talent takes a hard look at the cluttered field of Talent Management, and offers a clear guide to making better people decisions in any organization. Deliberately challenging practitioners to do more, this insightful discussion sorts through the tools and techniques developed over the last century to examine their true relevance to the modern workplace.

Summary Points & Takeaways from Misplaced Talent

Some key summary points and takeaways from the book include:

* Many talented people don't succeed in their careers because they pursue the wrong jobs, work for the wrong employers, or lack proper guidance.

* Companies fail to effectively utilize the talents of their employees due to poor hiring practices, lack of training and development opportunities, and lack of engagement.

* Employees can take control of their careers by developing a deep understanding of their unique talents, interests, and values.

* A successful career requires a combination of luck and strategy, including building strong networks, pursuing the right opportunities, and continually learning and growing.

* To avoid falling into a "misplaced talent trap," individuals must be proactive in managing their own careers and continually evaluate their fit within their current work environment.

Who is the author of Misplaced Talent?

JOE UNGEMAH helps his clients identify and implement critical transformations in the HR function and has led professional services groups for CEB in the US, Australia, and Ireland.

Book Details

  • Print length: 224 pages
  • Genre: Self Help, Nonfiction, Business

Misplaced Talent Chapters

Chapter 1 :Frameworks 1
Chapter 2:Talent Acquisition
Chapter 3:Capability Assessment
Chapter 4:Psychometric Assessment
Chapter 5:Employee Development
Chapter 6:Change

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What do critics say?

Here's what one of the prominent reviewers had to say about the book: “[The book] provides the best theory and practice as a foundation for you to refocus and redesign your own strategy so as to make better people decisions." — B2B Marketing

* The editor of this summary review made every effort to maintain information accuracy, including any published quotes, chapters, or takeaways. If you're interested in furthering your personal growth, you may want to explore my list of favorite self-improvement books. These books, which have had a significant impact on my life, are carefully curated and come with summaries and key lessons.

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Chief Editor

Tal Gur is an author, founder, and impact-driven entrepreneur at heart. After trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, he spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His journey and most recent book, The Art of Fully Living, has led him to found Elevate Society.

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