Building Talent and the Next Generation of Leaders

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The Americas chapter of the Thought Leadership Roundtable on Digital Strategies convened in June 2011 for a day-long discussion on talent and leadership in the workplace in the 21st century.

As the Baby Boomer generation faces the inevitability of handing over the reins of corporate leadership, companies have to cope with multiple challenges as they identify, recruit, retain, and develop the next generation.  Questions discussed included:

  • How to manage these tasks as the very definition of “work” evolves?
  • How to cope in an increasingly global marketplace for talent, where the majority of employees may no longer be nationals of the company’s home country?
  • How to hire and retain talent competitively and consistently when external factors from the economic and political environments seem both to change faster and more extremely?

Participants in the session-held at the world headquarters of Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, Tennessee-included CIOs and their business partners in human resources from Brown-Forman, Eaton Corporation, Eastman Chemical, Nike, Chevron, Aetna, and Tenaris, as well as academics from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

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