Life as a Global Citizen – Vlad Vaiman

In 805conversations by Mark Sylvester

The fine art of managing talent

If you don’t have charisma, you can substitute it with strong values.”
Vlad Vaiman, Ph.D. and professor at California Lutheran University talked with Mark and Patrick about his life starting in Russia, with many stops along the way to the 805. He’s a noted authority on Talent Management, which is where we spent most of the conversation

This wide-ranging conversation covered a lot of ground including:

  • Leaving Russia at age 21 and moving to Wyoming to go to school
  • Then Canada, Switzerland, Austria and Iceland
  • His early education was as a Mechanical Engineer (Oil and Gas)
  • How did he get attracted to the Business School
  • What is the current state of HR (Human Relations) -it’s the intersection of Organizational Dynamics and Organizational Behavior
  • The biggest takeaway from this episode was a broad discussion about Talent Management and an acronym that we should all memorize: ADRM;
    • A = Attract
    • D = Develop
    • R = Retain
    • M = Motivate
  • Listen to the full episode and take notes if you manage any group of people. This episode was a Master Class in 20 minutes.
  • “Great Leaders Make Great Coaches”
  • How to recognize and leverage High-Potential employees in the workforce
  • He talked about his outside interests, Start-up Kids and it’s impact
  • He is also the Assistant Dean, working with Gerhard, who’s been on the show before, and explained the MBA-EP program that attracts EP – Experienced Professionals to the University
As Mark mentioned on the show, he’s keenly interested in Talent Management and wants to thank Vlad for helped unpack ADRM for him.