SOURCE: Paradigm Learning

October 09, 2007 14:05 ET

Managers Take Ownership of Talent Management

Talent Leadership: Attracting, Retaining and Transitioning Employees... Not Just for Human Resources

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - October 9, 2007) - Within the decade, talent pools will shrink, baby boomers will retire, fewer skilled workers will be available and global competition will be pounding on our corporate doors. But the right talent leadership strategies can help companies avoid this dismal future.

Learn why companies such as Verizon Information Services, Expedia and Southwest Airlines consider managerial accountability for talent management as a high learning priority. In our latest podcast, Kurt Hine, EVP of sales at Paradigm Learning, discusses the company's client research around the topic of talent leadership, in a podcast called, "How to Help Managers Take Ownership of Talent Management: Attracting, Retaining and Transitioning Employees."

During the podcast you will learn about the three overall talent leadership accountabilities and learn how discovery learning helps managers see the "big picture" and develop their own talent leadership action plan.

The podcast explains how skilled, committed employees are the keys to business financial success. It also discusses how managers, who are accountable for attracting and retaining the right people, must also be actively involved in the talent development process, and organizations must make talent leadership their top priority.

"How to Help Managers Take Ownership of Talent Management: Attracting, Retaining and Transitioning Employees" also discusses how companies are investing in many systems and processes to develop talent and keep them. Kurt talks about the importance of managers' having a "big picture" view and mindset that brings all the Human Resources, IT platforms, onboarding processes and managers together to develop talent.

Finally the podcast emphasizes that proper leadership training helps managers understand how to attract talent, retain and develop their people, and transition them into other departments or out of the company.

As leaders, managers must ensure that employees not only feel appreciated, but are also engaged, challenged and performing as talent leaders. The first step is to transform managers into inspiring and thoughtful talent leaders.

If you have any difficulty downloading this podcast, or need more information about Paradigm Learning's Mosaic: The Art of Talent Leadership™ training program, please visit or call Diana Blackburn at 813-287-9330.


Paradigm Learning is a privately held company based in Tampa, Fla. Since 1994, it has worked with more than half the companies on the Fortune 500 list, creating award-winning business games, business simulations and Discovery Maps® to address companies' specific business needs. Its flagship program, "Zodiak®: The Game of Business Finance and Strategy," has been played by more than one million people worldwide. Other products address such issues as talent development, leadership training, building teams, project management and organizational change.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Paradigm Learning
    Diana Blackburn
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    813-287-9330, Ext. 226