Dani recently published Untapped Talent: Unleashing the Power of the Hidden Workforce (Palgrave McMillan, April 2013). Most talent management books focus on the top talent and how to get them into the organization, leaving thousands of workers without training or organizational support. In Untapped Talent, Dani argues that these workers are the key to organizational success and that talent programs have to be developed to bring these critical and overlooked ones into the limelight to focus on their “untapped” potential.
By focusing on mid-level or “B”/”C” employees, Dani helps leaders to better understand the pool of traits and skills that they have access to in their existing workforce. Using stories of the resourcefulness, resilience, and resolve in those who “tapped” into their talent, she shows how successfully mining key traits and skills is essential to thrive in today’s competitive market. Dani shows managers and leaders how to recognize talent in their ranks and bring out the special qualities that can help transform those individuals and subsequently the entire organization.
Dani is president and chief executive officer of Center Focus International, Inc., which consults with globally recognized companies to provide organization development and executive coaching services encompassing organization assessment, needs identification and implementation of solutions to drive positive internal change. She previously served as senior director of Global Diversity and Inclusion at the Pfizer Corporation, the world’s largest research-based biomedical and pharmaceutical company.
Untapped Talent has attracted considerable exposure with reviews on 800CEORead.com/Natl Web and Blogging on Business, as well as coverage in the Global and Mail. Inc.com and Monster.com wrote an articles that will be published in July.