Dr Sharna Wiblen is a talent management and information technology scholar who loves to “talk about talent” and instigates, contributes to, and shapes informed conversations that highlight the complexity that encompasses talent management and the judgments that underpin talent and future leader identification. This is particularly pertinent given all the talk about the need to recruit and retain the best talent and the challenges associated with enacting strategically aligned talent management policies and practices. Applying rigorous methodologies, 15 years of industry experience as a management consultant and recruiter, and an understanding of academic and practitioner debates, Sharna questions, evaluates and recommends how to senior executives, Human Resource (HR) professionals and organisations can manage talent in informed, deliberate, intentional, strategic and profitable ways.