SOURCE: Paradigm Learning

October 09, 2008 11:25 ET

Leading in Tough Economic Times: 3 Keys to Success

Forum Corporation and Paradigm Learning Partner for Podcast Series: How to Lead in Tough Economic Times

BOSTON, MA and TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - October 9, 2008) - Managers and organizational leaders can learn from two top management experts how to lead in tough economic times as part of a podcast series featuring Dr. Ed Boswell, CEO of The Forum Corp., a leader in helping organizations execute strategy through people, and Raymond Green, CEO of Paradigm Learning, a leader in business games, business simulations and Discovery Maps®

The podcast is split into two short recordings -- "How to Lead in Tough Economic Times: 3 Keys to Success, Part 1" and "How to Lead in Tough Economic Times: 3 Keys to Success, Part 2" -- that focus on financials, people and climate. In Part 1, Boswell and Green discuss the three areas in detail and provide examples of success from their clients and other leading organizations.

"Managers are under increasing pressure to deliver results, even as markets and budgets shrink," says Green. "They have to keep their employees motivated and productive while they are also implementing organizational change and new strategies."

In Part 2 of the series, Boswell and Green share their expertise on how to execute strategic changes during an economic downturn, address talent retention, leadership accountability and how to lead now so that your organization emerges from the recession poised for success.

"We're trying to get the word out to managers and organizational leaders that current economic circumstances, while challenging, are manageable, and that they can take steps today to put their organizations in the best position to succeed," said Boswell. "It's a matter of leadership."

In addition to the podcast, the organizations are making available a training tool that managers can use to facilitate their decision-making as they determine how to manage in tough economic times. The complimentary Discovery Map® and Discussion Guide is available at www.LeadingInToughEconomicTimes.org.

About Paradigm Learning

Paradigm Learning (www.ParadigmLearning.com) is a privately held company based in Tampa, Fla. Since 1994, it has worked with more than half of the companies on the Fortune 500 list, creating award-winning business games, business simulations and Discovery Maps® to address a company's specific business needs. Its flagship business acumen training 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 management, employee alignment, leadership accountability, building teams, project management and organizational change.

About The Forum Corp.

Forum (www.Forum.com) is a world leader in helping organizations execute strategies through people. For 35 years, its work has helped clients increase profitability, market share, revenue growth, and customer and employee loyalty. Forum combines experience and research-based insights in learning design, consulting and facilitation to bring about changes in attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that enable employees to achieve and exceed the desired benefits of a strategic change, to reduce time to improved performance, and to sustain the change over the long term.

Forum combines experience and research-led insight in learning design, consulting and facilitation to bring about changes in attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that enable employees to achieve and exceed the desired benefits of a strategic change, to reduce time to improved performance and to sustain the change over the long term.

Contact Information

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    The Forum Corp.
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