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Steve Trautman

Steve Trautman is corporate America’s leading talent risk management and knowledge transfer expert. With two decades of application inside blue chips and Fortune 1000s, his pioneering work in the field of talent risk management and related knowledge transfer tools are now the nationally-recognized gold standard. His clients have included Boeing, Costco, Goodyear, Aetna, Farmers Life Insurance, Bank of America, Microsoft, and Qualcomm, among others.

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Future-Proof Your Company

Replicate knowledge

Replicate knowledge to save your teams from the future 

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By Steve Trautman July 1, 2019
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Topics: knowledge transfer, leadership, employee retention ideas, cto, skills and training, futureofleadership, cio, cfo, hr director

By Steve Trautman July 1, 2019

How to Get to One IT in One Piece

If one thing’s for certain, mergers and acquisitions bring change—and often nofor the better. Despite best intentions, staff often suffer when a company grows through acquisition. A real desire on the...

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By Steve Trautman June 9, 2019
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Topics: IT transformations, IT, mergers & acquisitions, M&A

By Steve Trautman June 9, 2019

Does Anyone Have a Talent Win? Anyone?

Discussing talent satisfaction and positive performance is often neglected. But if you make talent wins a key part of your culture, everybody really will win—and win more often.

Raise your hand if you’ve...

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By Steve Trautman May 28, 2019
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Topics: talent risk management process, leadership strategies, employee tips, executive tips, soft skills training

By Steve Trautman May 28, 2019

Winning IT transformations start with the end in sight

Over the last two decades, I’ve had a front-row seat at dozens of IT transformations across the world and was recently asked for my most salient “lessons learned.” These lessons are founded on the same...

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By Steve Trautman April 4, 2019
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Topics: Best Practices, managing pacers, IT transformations, IT

By Steve Trautman April 4, 2019

4 Signs Your Delegation Style Is Hurting Your Team

Exploring How You Can Delegate More Effectively To Increase Productivity

I’m a firm believer in letting your leaders lead — in hiring capable, experienced, whip-smart people and then stepping back and allowing them to do their jobs. This level of independence and...

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By Steve Trautman March 5, 2019
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Topics: leadership strategies, leadership, executive tips

By Steve Trautman March 5, 2019

The 5-Hour Rule: Value of Learning Is Real, But Who Has Time for It?

Practical Applications of the 5-Hour Rule

Last week I wrote about the 5-hour rule, which author Michael Simmons defined as setting "aside at least an hour a day (or five hours a week) … for activities that could be classified as deliberate practice...

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By Steve Trautman February 27, 2019
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Topics: knowledge transfer

By Steve Trautman February 27, 2019

Soft Skills Training: Preserving Executive Secret Sauce

Executive Succession Planning for Soft Skills

A few years back, I was talking with the VP of human resources at one of our client companies. We were discussing a succession planning project for one of her company’s top executives who was retiring, and...

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By Steve Trautman September 19, 2018
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Topics: soft skills training

By Steve Trautman September 19, 2018
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