Review on Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic's book- The Talent Delusion

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Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic – author of The Talent Delusion, Why data, not intuition, is the key to unlocking human potential will be speaking at the Winsborough Future Trends Conference 2017 in Auckland and in Wellington. 

Predicting the potential of talent - new and existing - is a hot topic right now, but what is talent and what are the best ways to spot it?

Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic tackles these subjects head-on in his new book “The Talent Delusion: Why data, not intuition, is the key to unlocking human potential”. He describes the key factors that make a person employable (being rewarding to deal with, capable of the job, and having a willing attitude) and explains why these things matter and how they can be measured, both now and in the future.

Chamorro-Premuzic says talent is not just a commodity to be sought and captured, but rather, is a resource that first needs to be accurately defined, measured, engaged and then developed in the longer term.

In this very well researched and referenced book Chamorro-Premuzic decodes the science behind understanding and predicting human behaviour.  He examines the common traps made using intuitive judgements about people and psychology and he suggests ways to combat these practices in relation to talent.

“…organisations generally lose out when their employees leave, and when new ones arrive…”

The book has a strong future focus and outlines some key trends and technologies about to start disrupting the measurement and management of talent. Chamorro-Premuzic also identifies the core characteristics needed for success in the future work of work.

This book is a must read for anyone involved in the burgeoning talent finding and development industry. It will prove an especially useful reference for HR and OD practitioners as it brings strong academic rigour to support their day-to-day practice.

To learn more from Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic attend the Winsborough Future Trends – Talent conference 2017.


About Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

 Tomas is an international authority on psychological profiling, talent management and people analytics. He is also the CEO of Hogan Assessment Systems, Professor of Business Psychology at University College of London and Visiting Professor at Columbia University

Book your tickets now to hear Tomas speak at the Winsborough Future Trends Conference 2017 in Auckland and Wellington.