I like this post from John Kotter on his Forbes blog called, How to Retain the Heroes Within Your Workforce. Check it out. The suggestions, as you might imagine, focus on how to engage and USE your team's talents and that we need to actively do so.
And this begs a question - if you are a manager, does this mean that you should change things, manufacture challenges, adjust work tasks, to ensure that your top talent does not get bored or feeling like their work is not meaty enough?
I am not suggesting that you manufacture tasks that are not useful or in alignment with the organization's goals. That would be irresponsible. But it is also irresponsible to lose high performers because they were not challenged. Your organization needs their best work. They want to do their best work.
Check out Kotter's post and think about the ways you can better engage your best performers.