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The Talent Delusion: Why Data, Not Intuition, Is the Key to Unlocking Human Potential

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

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Prose: non-fiction, Personnel & human resources management

A leading business psychologist cast a critical eye over common talent management myths and provides an update on the latest research.

All organisations have problems, and they nearly always concern people: how to manage them; whom to hire, fire or promote; and how to motivate, develop and retain high performers.

Psychology, the main science for understanding people, should be a pivotal tool for solving these problems - yet most companies play it by ear, and billions of dollars are wasted on futile interventions to attract and retain the right people for key roles.

Bridging the gap between the psychological science of talent and common real-world talent practices, THE TALENT DELUSION aims to educate HR and talent practitioners and leaders on critical talent issues. It will help readers understand the current problems pertaining employee selection, development and engagement; how to define and evaluate talent; how to detect and inhibit toxic employee behaviours; and how to motivate employees to perform to their best.

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Praise for The Talent Delusion: Why Data, Not Intuition, Is the Key to Unlocking Human Potential

  • This book shows how to find, attract, develop, motivate, and retain stars. It's full of evidence and provocative ideas to help every talent leader.

  • This is the book I want to hand every manager I've ever worked with who mistakenly assumes 'give me 5 minutes with a candidate and I'll tell ya if they are a good hire.' Every chapter is filled with quotes, findings, and ideas that I want to post on Twitter and share with the world.

  • Provocative, funny and extremely useful, this incredible psychological tour de force will help you find and unleash the talent you've been looking for. A brilliant book!

  • This book is very much like Tomas himself: insightful, frank, and captivating. A must-read to get talent management right... if you are not afraid to learn you have been doing it wrong!

  • In an age where attracting and retaining the best talent is the ultimate, and perhaps only, competitive advantage, the solutions Chamorro-Premuzic suggests are all the more important.

  • No other book has changed my perceptions on talent as much. Chamorro-Premuzic's insights are profound and timely, and his book is filled with provocative and profound ideas.

  • There is a war ON talent. Tomas is a four-star general and this is a winning strategy to stop it.

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Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, PhD, is an international authority in personality, talent management and organizational psychology. He is Professor of Business Psychology at University College London (UCL), Visiting Professor at Columbia University, and the CEO Hogan Assessment Systems, a global leader in talent and leadership assessment tools.

Chamorro-Premuzic has taught at New York University and the London School of Economics, and published 8 books and over 140 scientific papers, making him one of the most prolific and widely cited social scientists of his generation.

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