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Clever: Leading Your Smartest, Most Creative People Hardcover – 25 Aug 2009

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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press (25 August 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1422122964
  • ISBN-13: 978-1422122969
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 2.5 x 24.8 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
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Some big fibs have endured longer than any others. "The cheque's in the post," for example. Or: "No, darling, you look lovely in that." And finally: "Our people are our biggest asset."
Here is a terrific new book that explodes the last item in that unholy trinity. The truth is that not every employee is such a huge asset, or "talent," to use the fashionable term. Only some of your people are your biggest asset. The point is to spot them, nurture them - and know when to leave them well alone... ...These are the people who, in your business, are going to make the difference between just getting by and excelling. They have vast potential. Handle with care. - The Financial Times, September 3, 2009

About the Author

Rob Goffee is Professor of Organizational Behavior at London Business School, where he teaches in the world-renowned Senior Executive Programme. Gareth Jones is a Fellow of the Centre for Management Development at London Business School and a visiting professor at INSEAD, the international business school in Fontainebleau, France.

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