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"Fernandez-Araoz has captured the essence of building great teams with a masterful and entirely practical study of what goes into getting people selection right."
--JACK WELCH

"Fernandez-Araoz does a great service with this wonderful book, teaching us how to accomplish the first task of any exceptional leader: get the right people on the
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by John Wiley & Sons
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Denis Vasilev
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Отличная книга по подбору менеджеров. Основные принципы, методы, что работает, что нет. Писал профессионал с широким кругозором и обширным опытом, не теоретик.
Vasiliy Sikorskiy
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Книги по найму сильных людей в команду схожи для меня с книгами по стратегии, инновациям, долгосрочному личному финансовому планированию. Они говорят: «Эй, друг! Это мегаважная задача, не забывай держать ее в фокусе постоянно». Сразу скажу - в книге нет готовых фреймворков по собеседованию, хантингу и т.д. несмотря на то, что автор мегафанатичный партнёр международной компании по подбору людей на топовые должности (EZI). Но есть хорошие выводы, которые, как правило, подкреплены статистикой. Мысл ...more
Kenn
Apr 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing
There were a number of things that impressed me about this book. Starting with the author: He is one of the top executives at one of the best worldwide executive search firms, an in demand lecturer, and an accomplished writer with famous articles in Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review (directly on the subject of people decisions). So he has an impressive resume, but the book makes clear that he has spent the last 20 years dedicated to becoming a world-class expert in this are ...more
Turki Younis
Jul 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is is essential for anyone taking any sort of decision about selecting employees for any sort of capacity. mainly senior position. the author is very experience in executive research as consultant in Egon Zehnder International. The boos is well balanced between theory and application, full of example from real life. i have enjoyed each chapter of it to the maximum.
Pavel Annenkov
Aug 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Фундаментальная книга по подбору персонала. После нее вышло еще пару интересных работ, но для меня она остается базой.
Omar Halabieh
Aug 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The book's main premise is that "Making great people decisions is a craft, and it can be taught and learned". Here are ten lessons I learned and excerpted from reading Great People Decisions:

Lesson 1: People Decisions Are Vitally Important to You and Your Organization

"If you prove to be skilled at solving "people puzzles," your career prospects will almost certainly get brighter. Conversely, if you repeatedly fail to get the right person in the job your career will suffer(...)Mastering great peo
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Anthony Korolev
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book gives great overview of the way Egon Zehnder approaches executive selection challenge. It is not only a source of valuable insights. Author gave great number of references which shed light on the evolution of thought. It makes the book not only an interesting and valuable reading but a starting point of a journey for everyone who would like to trace the way of the extremely effective firm back to its basic premises.
Ljerka Kovacic Tot
Feb 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Very good tips on personal and professional development, clear strategies but applicable mostly to large organisations.
Ben Galbraith
Aug 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
I discovered this book one day by perusing the bookshelf of my company's CEO, a seasoned international executive with tours of duty at some of the world's largest retail concerns. For some reason, of the hundreds of titles in his bookshelves, this is the one book that stood out to me. I'm pleased to say that it didn't disappoint.

I've struggled with hiring for most of my career. I find that my track record has been hit or miss with evaluating and predicting future performance of candidates. The b
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Leader Summaries
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Desde Leader Summaries recomendamos la lectura del libro Rodéate de los mejores, de Claudio Fernández-Aráoz.
Las personas interesadas en las siguientes temáticas lo encontrarán práctico y útil: recursos humanos, atraer, motivar y retener a los empleados.
En el siguiente enlace tienes el resumen del libro Rodéate de los mejores, Cómo identificar a los mejores candidatos para un puesto de responsabilidad: Rodéate de los mejores
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Gustavo Tavares
É um bom livro que traz fundamentos e princípios muito relevantes a respeito dos processos de seleção e avaliação de pessoas. Além disto, as sugestões a respeito das definições e decisões anteriores a estas etapas são as que considero mais importantes. Entretanto no meu ponto de vista existe um ponto negativo: A perspectiva direcionada aos cargos de alta direção torna as lições muito limitadas, com pouca aplicação fora deste escopo. O que deve ser respeitado e aceito como uma escolha do autor, m ...more
Maxat Ku
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite, business
Great book. Well structured book on why people are the greatest assets in your company. Highly scientific approach on estimating values of people in corporate structure. Mostly book is focused on C-level execs, however it does cover what it takes to become a great professional in the company. A bit boring and dry, but definitely worth it.
Stanley
Oct 15, 2015 rated it liked it
naucna knizka o potrebe spravnych ludi na spravnych poziciach, vyskum a zbierka informacii hodna minimalne PhD titulu, bohuzial asi 1/4 bola nic nehovoriaca vata

+ zaujimave pribehy s poucenim z praxe
Christofer Garner
May 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Reading for the 'Managing Human Capital' course elective at Harvard Business School
Randomwalker
Nov 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anybody responsible of developing top levels leadership of organizations
Great resource.
Mostafa G Ismail
Sep 22, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
What a waste for so much information with V.
less output
Cherrywang
Nov 26, 2008 rated it it was amazing
great book
Nehal Joshi
Jul 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Good for those people who are in high designation recruitment.
Frank Kelly
Jul 31, 2011 rated it liked it
A good advisory book on finding and retaining th e best people possible for your organization.
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