Bill Conaty, former Senior VP of General Electric, sheds light on the qualities attributed to The Talent Masters , those individuals or companies who see talent development as a competitive edge and gave Bill the title for his book. In this episode of Edgewise, Bill explains that it is important to be able to learn and conform to change, offer the widest range of skills sets as possible, and seek out opportunities in lateral skill development over promotional moves. Listen and learn about the processes and assessment systems necessary to attract, develop, and retain world class talent.
Bill Conaty has served as senior vice president of human resources at General Electric (GE) for nearly 15 years, and knows a thing or two about assessing someoneâ€™s character. Under Conatyâ€™s leadership, his department became a key asset for former CEO Jack Welch, one of the most admired executives in recent American business history.
For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:
*Leadership and Team Development for Managerial Success
*Global Leadership Development: Best Practices and Top Strategies
*Fast Track to Employee Development: Understanding What Makes Them Tick
To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:
*The AMA Guide to Management Development, by Daniel R. Tobin, Ph.D., Margaret Pettingell
*The Little Book of Leadership Development, by Scott J. Allen, Mitchell Kusy
*Building a House for Diversity, by R. Roosevelt Thomas, Marjorie I.