Who: Summary Review

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

What is Who About?

"Who" is a book that focuses on identifying and developing one's personal brand and unique qualities to become a successful leader.

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In Who, the author provide a simple, practical, and effective solution to what The Economist calls “the single biggest problem in business today”: unsuccessful hiring. The average hiring mistake costs a company $1.5 million or more a year and countless wasted hours. This statistic becomes even more startling when you consider that the typical hiring success rate of managers is only 50 percent.

Summary Points & Takeaways from Who

Some key summary points and takeaways from the book includes:

* The authors provide a comprehensive overview of the talent acquisition process, and offer a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities of finding and hiring top talent.

* Smart and Street cover the importance of having a clear and well-defined talent strategy, and provide tips for developing a talent acquisition strategy that aligns with business goals and objectives.

* The book provides an exploration of the role of hiring managers and recruiters in the talent acquisition process, and offers guidance on how to effectively collaborate and communicate to find the best candidates.

* The authors also explore the role of cultural fit in hiring, and provide insights into how to identify and assess candidates who are a good match for the organization's values and work style.

* "Who" covers the importance of effective interviewing and selection processes, and provides guidance on how to develop and use structured interviewing methods to assess candidates and make informed hiring decisions.

* The book also provides advice on how to deal with the challenges of hiring and onboarding top talent, including candidate sourcing, talent retention, and diversity and inclusion.

* The authors conclude by emphasizing the importance of continuous improvement and learning, and provide a roadmap for building a world-class talent acquisition function that delivers top results for the organization.

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Who is the author of Who?

Randy Street is the Managing Partner of ghSMART, a leadership advisory firm whose mission is to help great leaders amplify their positive impact on the world. He has advised boards, CEOs, and executive teams for over 25 years on topics ranging from CEO succession to management due diligence, and regularly helps them to select and develop teams that succeed.

Dr. Geoff Smart is Chairman & Founder of ghSMART, a leadership consulting firm that serves Fortune 500 CEOs and boards, billionaire entrepreneurs, and heads of state.

Book Details

  • Print length: 208 pages
  • Genre: Business, Management, Nonfiction

Who Chapters

Chapter 1:Your #1 Problem
Chapter 2:Scorecard. A Blueprint for Success.
Chapter 3:Source. Generating a Flow of A Players.
Chapter 4:Select. The Four Interviews for Spotting A Players
Chapter 5:Sell. The Top Five Ways to Seal the Deal.
Chapter 6:Your Greatest Opportunity.

What do critics say?

Here's what one of the prominent reviewers had to say about the book: “The key point in this book is that those of us who run companies should include who decisions near the top of the list of strategic priorities.” — John Varley, group chief executive, Barclays

* The editor of this summary review made every effort to maintain information accuracy, including any published quotes, chapters, or takeaways. If you want to enhance your personal growth, I recommend checking out my list of favorite personal growth books. These books have played a significant role in my life, and each one includes a summary and takeaways to help you apply the concepts.

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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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