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The Psychology of Talent : Exploring and Exploding the Myths - Robert Edenborough

The Psychology of Talent

Exploring and Exploding the Myths

Hardcover Published: 1st October 2011
ISBN: 9780889373969
Number Of Pages: 152

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The core concepts in this book are the idea of talent, how it can be assessed, and how it can be nurtured and put to effective use in the workplace. Line managers, HR professionals, business or industrial/organizational psychologists, and consultants will find their understanding challenged and extended - and are shown how to improve their professional practices. The authors explore various psychological tools and approaches that can be pressed into service in connection with talent. Uniquely, they also set the psychological assessment of talent in the context of attitudes to talent and various myths and misunderstandings about it. The positive psychology/strengths movement and the relation between psychology and talent management are also explored in a clear and objective manner. This easy-to-read volume will be of interest to anyone concerned with understanding how talent can be pressed into service to improve performance in the workplace.

Table of Contents (preliminary) Chapter 1: The Meaning and the Psychology of Talent Chapter 2: The Winning Team Chapter 3: Black Boxes and Dark Arts Chapter 4: Methodologies for Understanding Talent Chapter 5: Received Wisdom or Received Ignorance? Chapter 6: Getting Below the Surface: Standards for Talent Chapter 7: Positive Psychology and the Strengths Movement Chapter 8: Assessing Potential and Developing Talent Chapter 9: Moving Forward with Talent

ISBN: 9780889373969
ISBN-10: 0889373965
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 1st October 2011
Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41

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