TalentLMS has put together a list of forty-eight books that every learning professional should read, and Dr. Sharkey’s Optimizing Talent: What Every Leader and Manager Needs to Know to Sustain the Ultimate Workforce (Contemporary Trends in Organization Development and Change) made the list!
As part of the L&D community, you already know that a good L&D strategy has the power to transform a business and its people.
In Optimizing Talent, Linda Sharky and Paul Eccher do an admirable job of presenting the facts, trends, and challenges as they are.
Backed up with reliable research, they talk about what kind of commitment it takes to succeeds, how the talent optimization process works, and what kind of results you can expect. All the way through, they deliver practical advice. This results in a text that is easy to understand and you can apply all you have learned immediately.
Complete with examples, tools, and models (The Talent Optimization Framework, in particular) they hand you all the knowledge you need to boost your talent.
Other readers have called it, “the keys to the kingdom,” “concise yet extremely powerful,” and “a pragmatic and research-based guide.”
See the full list from TalentLMS here.