Retaining Top Talent:
Designing What Works

SVCA

May 15, 2013

©2013 Copyright Mariposa Leadership, Inc. All Rights Reser...
Developing and Retaining Top Talent can
have the most positive impact of any
practice you do for your business.

©2013 Cop...
Topics for Today
• Do Baseline and Brainstorm in small groups
• Discuss Success Stories in variety of organizations
• Disc...
Baseline & Brainstorm
• Interview the person sitting next to you. Ask her/him:
What do you do to retain top talent in your...
Baseline & Brainstorm
• What is the best idea, one you want to share and put into
action?

• Is there a practice you have ...
Success Stories
• Todd - Paypal

• Sue – HP/UCB/Yahoo/Zynga

©2013 Copyright Mariposa Leadership, Inc. All Rights Reserved...
Everyday Morale Building
• Focus on strengths (Rath)
• Be a multiplier, instead of a diminisher (Wiseman)
• Incentivize ba...
Long-Term Retention Approaches
• Create a culture of innovation where rapid prototyping is
encouraged (Liedtka)
• Identify...
Implement
• What actions will you take as a result of today’s
discussions?

©2013 Copyright Mariposa Leadership, Inc. All ...
Info
Learn more:
www.paypal-forward.com
www.mariposaleadership.com
Connect:
Todd Shaw, VP Technology, Paypal
,
todd.shaw@p...
Bibliography
Everyday Morale Building
• Bethanis, Susan J. (2004). Leadership Chronicles of a Corporate
Sage. Chicago: Dea...
Bibliography
Long-term Retention Building
• Bethanis, Sue. (2013). Leader As Designer.
http://www.mariposaleadership.com/b...
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  1. 1. Retaining Top Talent: Designing What Works SVCA May 15, 2013 ©2013 Copyright Mariposa Leadership, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Sue Bethanis, CEO Mariposa Leadership, Inc. Twitter: @suebethanis sueb@mariposaleadership.com ©2013 Inc. All Rights Reserved. ©2013 Copyright Mariposa Leadership, Mariposa Leadership, Inc.
  2. 2. Developing and Retaining Top Talent can have the most positive impact of any practice you do for your business. ©2013 Copyright Mariposa Leadership, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  3. 3. Topics for Today • Do Baseline and Brainstorm in small groups • Discuss Success Stories in variety of organizations • Discuss Resources • Everyday Morale Building • Long-term Retention Building ©2013 Copyright Mariposa Leadership, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  4. 4. Baseline & Brainstorm • Interview the person sitting next to you. Ask her/him: What do you do to retain top talent in your organization? • To yourself: Brainstorm more ideas here ©2013 Copyright Mariposa Leadership, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  5. 5. Baseline & Brainstorm • What is the best idea, one you want to share and put into action? • Is there a practice you have never tried and want to? ©2013 Copyright Mariposa Leadership, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  6. 6. Success Stories • Todd - Paypal • Sue – HP/UCB/Yahoo/Zynga ©2013 Copyright Mariposa Leadership, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  7. 7. Everyday Morale Building • Focus on strengths (Rath) • Be a multiplier, instead of a diminisher (Wiseman) • Incentivize based on interests: Know exactly what motivates each team member (Pink) • Coach in-the-moment (Bethanis) ©2013 Copyright Mariposa Leadership, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  8. 8. Long-Term Retention Approaches • Create a culture of innovation where rapid prototyping is encouraged (Liedtka) • Identify top talent through regular succession planning and provide forums to learn from experiences (McCall/Douglas) • Get hi-potentials (or exec team) in a blended leadership development program focused on problem-based learning (Bethanis) ©2013 Copyright Mariposa Leadership, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  9. 9. Implement • What actions will you take as a result of today’s discussions? ©2013 Copyright Mariposa Leadership, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  10. 10. Info Learn more: www.paypal-forward.com www.mariposaleadership.com Connect: Todd Shaw, VP Technology, Paypal , todd.shaw@paypal.com Sue Bethanis, CEO/Founder, Mariposa Leadership, Inc. sueb@mariposaleadership.com Twitter: @suebethanis ©2013 Copyright Mariposa Leadership, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  11. 11. Bibliography Everyday Morale Building • Bethanis, Susan J. (2004). Leadership Chronicles of a Corporate Sage. Chicago: Dearborn Trade Publishing. • Pink, Daniel. (2009). Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. NY: Riverhead Books. • Rath, Tom. (2007). StengthsFinder 2.0. NY: Gallup Press. • Wiseman, Liz. (2010). Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter. NY: HarperBusiness. ©2013 Copyright Mariposa Leadership, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  12. 12. Bibliography Long-term Retention Building • Bethanis, Sue. (2013). Leader As Designer. http://www.mariposaleadership.com/blog/topics/designthink/leader-designer-2/ • Douglas, Christina. (2003). Key Events and Lessons for Managing a Diverse Workforce. CCL Reports. • Liedtka, Jeanne & Tim Ogilvie. (2011). Designing for Growth: A Design Thinking Tool Kit for Managers. NY: Columbia Business School. • McCall, Morgan. (1998). High Flyers: Developing the Next Generation of Leaders. Boston: Harvard Business Publishing. ©2013 Copyright Mariposa Leadership, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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