For two years, David Forman has been listening to the over 2000 students he has taught in talent management courses, and reading the latest research and thought leadership in human capital management for the new economy. The result has been a dozen ideas that Forman has distilled and shared with leading executives. This is the first time that these ideas have been discussed in a larger forum, and many will challenge convention and cause leaders to rethink assumptions and approaches. Among his suggestions: Reverse traditional performance management, move from rule-based compliance to the power of culture, and forget about static metrics and benchmarks. Forman will also list his top twelve books, articles and resources that support and extend the ideas he will present.