Talent management is a critical factor in developing successful organisations. There is a need for organisations to develop 'talent pools' of great staff for the future direction and leadership of our schools. This book explains the key concepts and provides frameworks for leaders to apply ideas of talent management in their organisations. The authors focus on talent management and how this contributes to other strategic objectives, such as building a high performance learning environment and building leadership in depth in the school. In showing how to develop talented individuals for roles and responsibilities in new configurations of schools and leadership, the authors focus on: - Defining who are the talented individuals in your school - Developing talent individuals & leaders in your school - Building a talent culture in the school. This book is important for schools which are facing the challenge of developing innovative and imaginative leaders to meet the needs of school transformation. It is useful for school leaders and managers in educational organisations, such as Head teachers and senior leaders, aspiring middle and senior leader programmes and school business managers both in the UK and around the world. Brent Davies is Professor of Leadership Development at the University of Hull. Barbara Davies is a researcher in the Business School at the University of Hull.