Business leaders prefer certainty, whether it is financial, regulatory, or political. When working with individuals, it's not always easy to be certain about someone's potential. It takes educated leadership to effectively locate, recruit and develop talent. Leadership often looks to HR professionals to bring them the right talent and then help nurture their growth to gain a competitive advantage. All this is done to not struggle with the hidden costs of 'settling'. In other words...good, strategic HR practices can leverage talent management for successful outcomes.