In The Talent Solution: Aligning Strategy and People to Achieve Extraordinary Results, author Edward L. Gubman tells how to attract, select, deploy, and develop scarce talent in order to create long-term growth and stay ahead of the competition. Gubman's program for success rests on three key concepts: alignment, engagement, and measurement. Alignment means getting people pointed in the right direction. Engagement means getting them committed to a company's basic purpose and direction. Measurement means providing connected and balanced ways for a company and its employees to track how they are doing. Published by New York-based McGraw-Hill, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc., the book also includes examples of how such companies as IBM, Amoco, Shell, and Ford have aligned strategy and talent to cope successfully with today's one constant -- change.