Coke Makes HR Top Priority

This is interesting.

Isdell, a company veteran who formally took over the reins of Coca-Cola this week, said he made the move so that he could guide development of the company's workforce, which he described as its "most valuable resource."

"It is the responsibility of leadership, and my personal commitment, to refine, develop and enhance our people programs to ensure that we are truly world class in unleashing the power of our people," Isdell said in a memo announcing the change.

It reminds me of Larry Bossidy's comment that the number one responsibility of any leader is to have the right people in the right places. But that is harder than it sounds.

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