How to Attract and Keep the Best People

How to Attract and Keep the Best People
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We’re very excited to be launching another book this week for longstanding friend and client, Mark Miller. His newest book has risen rapidly to the top of Amazon’s new releases in Business Mentoring and Coaching, and delivers a powerful message about the greatest factor in increasing wins — and opportunities for wins. More than vision, strategy, creativity, marketing, finance, or even technology, it is ultimately people that determine success. That’s why virtually every organization wants to attract — and keep! — more top talent.

But do you really know what you’re looking for? It might not be what you think!

Talent Magnet

There is a long-standing truth in the world of organizations: talent wins! But how do you attract the best people? What do they really want? Based on his rigorous and extensive research, Mark Miller learned that top performers are looking for very different things than solid contributors.

Talent Magnet uses a clever and entertaining business fable to share these findings. It tells the parallel stories of Blake Brown, a CEO struggling with winning the war for talent, and Blake’s sixteen-year-old son Clint, who is trying to get his first job so he can raise money to buy a well for a village in Africa.

Blake reaches out to leaders in other industries and works with his team to solve the puzzle of making his organization a destination for exceptional performers. But he also learns from his son. Listening to Clint and his friends compare notes on the companies they’ve worked for that summer, ranging from the awful to the inspirational, Blake realizes they want the same three things out of a job as any top performer in a Fortune 500 company.

Talent Magnet identifies these three critical aspects of a true talent magnet and explores the deeper meaning of each. It pulls back the curtain on what leaders can do to find and retain the very best people — a strategic need every leader faces.

Meet the Author

Mark Miller is an international best-selling author, business leader, and communicator. He began writing almost twenty years ago when he teamed up with Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One Minute Manager, to write The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do. With over 1,000,000 books in print, in more than 25 languages, Mark’s global impact continues to grow.

In addition to his writing, Mark enjoys speaking to leaders. Over the years, he’s traveled to dozens of countries teaching for numerous international organizations. His theme is always the same: encouraging and equipping leaders!

Mark started his Chick-fil-A career working as an hourly team member in 1977. In 1978, he joined the corporate staff working in the warehouse and mailroom. Since that time, he has provided leadership for Corporate Communications, Field Operations, Quality and Customer Satisfaction, Training and Development, and Leadership Development. During his tenure with Chick-fil-A, the company has grown from 75 restaurants to over 2,300 locations with annual sales approaching $10 billion.

Mark lives an active lifestyle. As a photographer, he enjoys shooting in some of the world’s hardest-to-reach places, past locations include: Antarctica, Everest Base Camp, the jungles of Rwanda, and the Galapagos Islands. Married to Donna, his high school sweetheart, for over 35 years, Mark has two sons, Justin and David; a daughter-in-law, Lindsay; and two amazing grandchildren, Addie and Logan!

Praise from Readers Like You

Mark Miller has done it again — presenting what might be considered complicated research findings in a practical, easy to read story . . . This should be required reading for anyone wishing to lead a growing organization!” 
—Douglas Zabonick, 5-star Amazon review

“Mark’s key elements for creating a magnetic environment that attracts quality employees are true in church work. Top talent wants to work for a caring boss who encourages growth and calls people to greater vision. As with all Mark’s books, this is a must-read for empowering leaders who want their business, organization, or church to be filled with top candidates.”
—Mike McKay, 5-star Amazon review

“The best books about business are not about business. They tell a story about life that can be applied in a business setting. And this one is about people — our most valuable asset. After a long day at work, my nightly read is my chance to escape and the last thing I need to unwind is homework, but . . . the uplifting style of the book actually inspired and refreshed and gave a new outlook.”
—Carolyn Patton, 5-star Amazon review

“Mark took months of research and data and has masterfully woven the principles of ‘A Better Boss’, ‘A Brighter Future’ and ‘A Bigger Vision’ throughout the story of Blake and the organization he leads. If you have any involvement in leadership or the HR process, this book is a must.”
—Troy Slezak, 5-star Amazon review

Learn More

  • Visit the book site to download a sample chapter, discover the bonus offers, and find beautiful graphics to share with your networks.
  • Buy a copy of the book for yourself or a friend, or share your review of it, on Amazon.
  • Watch the recent webinar to learn how to make any organization a destination for exceptional performers.

Have you read Talent Magnet? What did you think?

Filed As:  Talent Magnet, book launch

About Elizabeth Johnson

Elizabeth Johnson loves the color yellow, strong coffee, long books, and mountain trails. She’s currently enjoying a brief sojourn in the green desert of Kemmerer, WY, where she and her husband are serving a church-planting internship. She blogs at DogFurandDandelions.com about thinking biblically in the everyday, enjoys creative pursuits like hand-lettering and playing the piano, and usually has a book project in the works as well.

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