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Creating Value Through People. Discussions with Talent Leaders

  • ID: 2209131
  • Book
  • February 2009
  • Region: Global
  • 288 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Compelling New Messages That Will Help Your Organization Evaluate the Effectiveness of Its Human Capital Strategies

Creating Value Through People reveals practical guidance from human capital innovators both well–known public figures and those working outside the spotlight that will empower your organization to drive its performance by employing the guiding principles shared by the talent leaders.

You will be inspired by the stories, anecdotes, personal observations, experience, and advice of visionary leaders, including:

  1. Mike Abrashoff, Former Commander, U.S. Benfold

  2. Jan Fields, Executive Vice President and COO, McDonald′s Corporation

  3. Dr. Victor Fung, Group Chairman, Li & Fung Group of Companies

  4. Anne Ruddy, Executive Director, World at Work

  5. Dr. Richard Boyatzis, Professor, Case Western Reserve University

  6. Robert Joy, Former Senior Vice President, Colgate–Palmolive

  7. Joel I. Klein, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education

  8. John Tyson, Chairman, Tyson Foods

  9. Tom Kelley, Chief Executive Officer, IDEO

  10. Simon Cooper, President and COO, The Ritz Carlton Hotel Companies, LLC

  11. Henri A. Termeer, Chairman and CEO, Genzyme Corp.

  12. Gordon Bethune, Former Chairman and CEO, Continental Airlines

  13. Linda A. Hill, Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

  14. Billy Beane, General Manager, Oakland Athletics, Baseball Team

  15. Micky Arison, Chairman and CEO, Carnival Corporation

  16. Linda Smith, Founder, President, and CEO, Four–D College

  17. Ilene H. Lang, President, Catalyst

  18. Ron Sargent, CEO, Staples, Inc.

  19. Jerry (Yoram) Wind, Lauder Professor, The Wharton School

  20. Howard Behar, Former President, Starbucks

Each interview is preceded by an introduction providing a biographical recap and a brief discussion of each innovator′s principal contribution.

In each case, you will discover a fresh perspective on how people can thrive in rapidly changing and increasingly complex workplaces. Creating Value Through People demonstrates the many benefits that can accrue to your organization when people are empowered to deliver their best performance.

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Chapter One. Mike Abrashoff.

Former Comander, USS Benfold (U.S. Navy Retired).

Chapter Two. Jan Fields.

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, McDonald′s Corporation.

Chapter Three. Dr. Victor Fung.

Group Chairman, Li & Fung Group of Companies.

Chapter Four. Anne Ruddy.

Executive Director, World at Work.

Chapter Five. James M. Coblin.

Vice president of Human Resources, Nucor Corporation.

Chapter Six. Dr. Richard Boyatzis.

Professor, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University.

Chapter Seven. Robert Joy.

Former Senior Vice–President, Human Resources, Colgate–Palmolive Professor, Executive Masters in Human Resource Leadership Program, Rutgers University.

Chapter Eight. Joel I. Klein.

Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education.

Chapter Nine. John Tyson.

Chairman, Tyson Foods

Chapter Ten. Tom Kelley.

Chief Executive Officer, IDEO.

Chapter Eleven. Simon Cooper.

President, Chief Operating Officer, The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company, LLC.

Chapter Twelve. Henri A. Termeer, Chairman and CEO, Genzyme Corp.

Chapter Thirteen. Gordon Bethune.

Former Chairman and CEO, Continental Airlines.

Chapter Fourteen. Linda Hill.

Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration Harvard Business School.

Chapter Fifteen. Billy Beane General Manager, Oakland Athletics, Baseball Team.

Chapter Sixteen. Micky Arison.

Chairman, CEO, Carnival Corporation.

Chapter Seventeen. Linda Smith.

Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer Four–D College.

Chapter Eighteen. Ilene H. Lang.

President , Catalyst.

Chapter Nineteen. Ron Sargent.

CEO of Staples, Inc.

Chapter Twenty. Jerry (Yoram) Wind.

The Lauder Professor, The Wharton School.

Founder, Wharton School Publishing.

Chapter Twenty–One. Howard Behar.

Former President, Starbucks North America Former President, Starbucks International.

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