SOURCE: Paradigm Learning

April 23, 2008 10:08 ET

Talent Leadership Is at the Core of U.S. Bank's Success

U.S. Bank Senior Vice President Shares the Secret of the Bank's Successful Talent Leadership Program

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - April 23, 2008) - Leadership development professionals at U.S. Bank know the importance of engaging talented people. They realize that as the war for talent intensifies, the bank needs to come up with new and creative methods to develop talent leadership throughout the organization and keep each employee connected to its mission and purpose.

In the article "Talent Leadership Intensifies at U.S. Bank," published by the American Association of Training and Development (ASTD) in its Learning Executive magazine, Mary Morand, U.S. Bank senior vice president, shares how the bank successfully develops leaders who embrace the build-for-the-future mind-set. "[We] place the responsibility for talent management in the hands of our leaders throughout the organization," says Morand.

She adds, "The companies that embrace the engagement of talent and then go on to design specific initiatives to drive talent success will be the companies with added advantage in the ever-changing global business world. We are one of those companies." With 54,000 employees around the world and 2,500 branch offices in 24 states, U.S. Bank -- the leader in its industry -- surely is a company that knows how to build and leverage high employee engagement.

At the core of U.S. Bank's talent leadership program is Mosaic: The Art of Talent Leadership®. Developed by Paradigm Learning, a global learning company based in Tampa, Mosaic employs discovery learning techniques such as games, simulations, maps and more. It is designed to help talent leaders acquire and maintain the skills necessary to attract and keep high-performing employees. Employee turnover is minimized and workforce efficiency is significantly increased. Morand says, "[Mosaic] helped leaders discuss issues critical to the different stages of the employee experience."

Discovery learning, the key component of Mosaic, is also used in other Paradigm Learning corporate training programs that address such business issues and strategies as business acumen, leadership accountability, organizational change and more. According to Morand, "The competitive advantage really kicks in when the talent strategies are tied directly to the highest business strategies."


Paradigm Learning ( is a privately held company based in Tampa, Fla. Since 1994, it has created award-winning business games, business simulations and Discovery Maps® to address specific organizational 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 leadership, leadership accountability, team building, project management and organizational change.

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