If you read the blog post below this should resonate:
‘A 2 percent economic growth rate for 15 years would increase the demand for executives by about a third. Meanwhile, supply is moving in the opposite direction: the number of US 35- to 44-year-olds will decline by 15 percent from 2000 to 2015. Companies must therefore make talent management a top priority, create and perpetually refine their employee value proposition, and source and, above all, develop talent systematically while removing underperformers.’
McKinsey’s in 1998!