Donald Hambrick and James Fredrickson provide a very good framework for understanding what is and is not strategy. This is a very useful for helping senior managers to see how everything fits together and the importance of having an coherent overall, centrally integrated and externally oriented concept of how they will achieve their objectives.
These are examples of what some companies are doing in terms of Talent Management and development based on what they have published on their official websites.
Some key messages from an article in HBR July-August 2009, Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Laura Sherbin, and Karen Sumberg, The Center for Work Life Policy, New York - "How Generation Y and Baby Boomers will reshape your agenda" http://hbr.org/2009/07/how-gen-y-boomers-will-reshape-your-agenda/ar/1
Key messages from an article by Jeffrey M. Cohn, Bench Strength Advisors, Rakesh Khurana,
Associate Professor Harvard, Laura Reeves, A.T. Kearney.
Key learning from and HBR Article of June 2007 by Douglas A. Ready, visiting professor London Business School &
Jay A Conger, Chair in Leadership Studies at Claremont McKenna College in California. For more detailed information refer to the article - http://hbr.org/2007/06/make-your-company-a-talent-factory/ar/1.
Key messages from an article by Jean Martin, Executive Director, & Conrad Schmidt, Chief Research Office,
Corporate Leadership Council of the Corporate Executive Board in HBR in May 2010 - http://hbr.org/2010/05/how-to-keep-your-top-talent/ar/1