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The Skills Advantage

The Skills Advantage

The Skills Advantage

The Skills Advantage

A Human-Centered, Sustainable, and Scalable Approach to Reskilling

  • By: Anish Lalchandani

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ISBN: 9781837972654

Bind: Paperback

Year: 2024

Pages: 224

Size: 6 x 9 Inch

Publisher: Emerald Publishing

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Sales Territory: India, Nepal, Bangladesh

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Skills have become the new currency of work. When people are aware of skills required, apply new skills, and act with agility, they deliver high performing organizations. This excellent book offers insights and tools for reskilling that helps people and organizations be effective.
- Dave Ulrich, Rensis Likert Professor of Business, University of Michigan. Partner, The RBL Group

The Skills Advantage provides a timely and comprehensive guide to addressing the challenges of reskilling in today’s dynamic business landscape. Anish’s dual perspective as a business leader and practitioner creates a holistic approach that aligns skilling efforts with strategic goals. The emphasis on collaboration across HR teams and practical insights from successful organizations make this book an invaluable resource. This is a must-read for leaders seeking to drive impactful reskilling initiatives and individuals looking to thrive in the evolving world of work.
- Dr. Marshall Goldsmith is the Thinkers50 #1 Executive Coach and New York Times bestselling author of The Earned Life, Triggers, and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There.

In The Skills Advantage, Anish Lalchandani takes his readers on a journey of exploring the building blocks necessary for business success in a rapidly evolving age of AI and digital disruption. Starting with an introduction that sets the stage for why new thinking in skills development is crucial, the book puts theory into action. It covers the entire spectrum of strategies from skills identification and development to deployment and measuring effectiveness, providing readers with actionable steps to implement a successful reskilling transformation in their organizations. The author’s deep business expertise combined with a forward-looking perspective make the book an actionable guide and a must have resource for professionals seeking to lead their organizations in today’s fast changing world of business.
- Dr. Anna A. Tavis, Department Chair, Human Capital Management, New York University

Business models are being disrupted – an avalanche of AI has prompted many organizations to rethink their business strategies, and leaders are faced with the dilemma of balancing the advantages of automation with the impacts on their employees and the changing nature of jobs. The need for reskilling and upskilling is no longer a choice but an urgent necessity. Reskilling just a few employees has snowballed into reskilling the entire workforce, and the current learning and development methods are no longer effective.

The Skills Advantage empowers leaders to reimagine their approach to building a sustainable, human-centered, and scalable reskilling strategy. Drawing on decades of practical experience, Anish Lalchandani offers leaders a path to implement an effective reskilling strategy to support the growth of their people, and in turn grow their business.

Emphasizing the criticality of diverse talent and skills in driving business growth and innovation, The Skills Advantage provides the cornerstones for reskilling strategies that align the organization and the individual’s needs – including practical application, agility, and building alliances for an ecosystem-based reskilling strategy. With case studies and practical steps, you will discover how skills are the new currency of work and pivotal in reskilling.

Target Audience:
HR professionals and business leaders

Part A. The Business Imperative to Reskilling
Chapter 1. The Disruption Loop
Chapter 2. The People First Economy
Chapter 3. Skills are the New Currency
Part A. Summary
Part B. The Cornerstones of Reskilling
Chapter 4. Key Challenges for Workforce Reskilling
Chapter 5. All Change Starts with Awareness
Chapter 6. Double Down on Application
Chapter 7. The Golden Thread of Agility
Chapter 8. Amplifying Impact Through Alliances
Part B. Summary
Part C. The Reskilling Strategy
Chapter 9. Putting it into Practice
Part C. Summary

About the Author:
Anish Lalchandani is a globally recognized HR and Talent Leader renowned for his innovative approach to people development, culture, and transformation. He has served in leadership positions with renowned organisations such as A. P. Moller Maersk, Standard Chartered Bank, Jones Lang LaSalle, and General Electric. In addition to his distinguished career, Anish has been named as a Top 50 Thought Leader on HR and the Future of Work for contribution to the people profession. He is a Chartered Fellow of CIPD and a Leadership coach.


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