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“Talent management” (TM) is a phrase that is becoming more popular and prevalent in organizations. Its meaning, however, is still somewhat fuzzy. TM is acknowledged as more than just recruitment and retention, which were the focus of “war for talent” studies in the late 1990s. Some organizations think of leadership or high potential work as talent management. But TM feels like it should be more than just a series of initiatives. This study looks at a range of individual initiatives and how they fit together to create TM.