— MARSHALL GOLDSMITH, author or editor of 34 books including the global bestsellers MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
Kim is a very talented, very global executive who has been developing people around the world for the last 20 years. Her ability to simplify and her courage to communicate on any topic make her a great partner. This book opens the vault to Kim’s insight.
— SYD FINKELSTEIN, Steven Roth Professor of Management, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and author of Why Smart Executives Fail
Kim Janson takes the complex subjects of talent management and development and makes them simple, insightful, and replicable in Demystifying Talent Management. This book is a valuable resource for those that want to excel in managing and developing people.
— BILL JOHNSON, former Chairman, President, and CEO, H.J. Heinz Company
Kim’s book does a great job of taking the often confusing genre of managing or developing people and distilling the key ideas that, if you use them, will help make you a powerful leader.
— ALAN HASSENFELD, Chairman of the Executive Committee and former CEO, Hasbro
As a CEO, I’ve read many books on developing people and managing better. Kim Janson’s Demystifing Talent Management rises to the top because of the comprehensiveness and connectedness of the message and the simplicity in which it is laid out. The book is powerful because it is a simple, straight-forward message for managers on what and how to do things for high impact.
— AL VERRECCHIA, former CEO and Chairman, Hasbro
Demystifying Talent Management is a tremendous resource for anyone aspiring to be excellent at managing and developing their most promising talent. Kim Janson’s observations and techniques are simple, insightful and replicable.
— DAVID BAILIN, Managing Director and Global Head of Managed Investments, Citi Private Bank
In her frank and straightforward manner, Kim shares the inside scoop” of what it takes to be successful as a leader and as an employee. This book provides a clear roadmap of how talent management really works. The tools, quick assessments, and reflection questions throughout the book combined with examples, specific instructions, and stellar advice make this a book you will reference throughout your career. This book is a must read for anyone looking to attain superior business results.
— SUZANNE GLASER, Director, Executive Coaching and Community Values Liaison, Harvard Business School
Demystifying Talent Management is a must read for all leaders. Kim Janson provides a wealth of practical tips for aligning talent to the right roles and insightful, how-to strategies for managing and developing talent to help achieve greater business success!
— RICHARD CHANG, CEO, Richard Chang Associates, and author of The Passion Plan and Performance Scorecards
Kim Janson is an accomplished professional with an impressive track record of helping companies deliver practical, high-impact talent management programs and processes. In Demystifying Talent Management, she shares her insights and experiences. I recommend this book as a great resource to anyone looking to improve their talent management efforts.
— KEVIN WILDE, Chief Learning Officer and Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness, General Mills, and Executive Leadership Fellow, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
Demystifying Talent Management is a gem. Kim’s straightforward, no-nonsense approach is refreshing. Very few can cut through the clutter and jargon like she can. Being an effective manager, particularly of top talent, is not easy. Kim provides simple, easy-to-use and intuitive tools and strategies to get the very best out of your people. If you want to build a high-performing team, this book is a must read.
— STEVE CLARK, former Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer, H.J. Heinz Company