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Talent: The Holy Grail Within

By Ian Chisholm, Bradley Chisholm and Mark Bell

Our attention was caught the other day by a managing partner who told us she was immersed in what she called “the war for talent”. She went on to decry the “talent vacuum” created by high numbers of retiring employees combined with a shrinking core of new “talent” – younger people willing and able to don the leadership mantle and take on the responsibilities and sacrifices it requires.

She did have one source of hope, however – a few exceptional individuals hand-picked for possessing the right stuff, her “talent pool.” And she wanted us to meet them over a drink, a talent-pool party, one might say.

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