Manage Your Own Talent

Talent management as a term is (organizationally, at least) relatively new. It was arguably first coined in the 1990s, and showed up in a research paper published in 1998 by McKinsey and company. It was a pretty foundational article at the time, and got a fair amount of exposure from other publications as well. In retrospect, it’s observations seem more than a little bit obvious: The most important corporate resource is people. And organizations are going to need talented, capable and adaptable people that will be in short supply.