November 2007
Personnel Today;11/20/2007, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on a declaration made by Iraq War veteran Tim Collins that human resource (HR) directors could learn lessons regarding personnel management from 1950s military commander Gerald Templer. According to Collins, as a high commissioner in Malaya, Templer created a blueprint for organizational success, with the most important lesson being to get the priorities right.


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