High potential - developing talented people


Organisations can be notoriously bad at the retention and development of talented people. In this podcast Professor Adrian Furnham discusses his book (co-authored with Ian MacRae), High Potential: How to Spot, Manage and Develop Talented People at Work, with Dr Raj Persaud; focusing on what talent really is and recognising how it differs from leadership.


Date published: 14 August 2014

Presenter: Dr Raj Persaud

Interviewee: Professor Adrian Furnham

Audio running time: 23 minutes

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Learning outcomes


By the end of this podcast we hope you will have gained an understanding of:


  • the culture of differences around what talent actually is 


  • talentless versus talented


  • differentiating talent from leadership


  • recognising talent through cognitive skill, personality and performance


  • retention and development of talented people and engaging talented people on an organisational level.


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Please note: This podcast was recorded in 2014. Please be aware that some of the material covered and/or guidance may have changed.
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