“The role of the company chairman and CEO in the 21st century will be to provide a vision and to choose the best people.”

Jack Welch, Chairman and CEO of General Electric (1980-2001)

1. Time and resources! The first commandment: your job will be to devote yourself body and soul to nurturing talent in your organization.

2. Talent strategist: You will carry out an in-depth analysis of the needs of your company in terms of the talent required, the skills needed, and the level of commitment and performance sought. Furthermore, you will determine the value which the company gives to its employees; in other words, you will determine the reasons why someone decides to start working -and subsequently to keep on working- for the company, and the benefits which this person perceives the company gives him.