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By Sonja Gustafson July 9, 2018

Beyond Head Count & Org Charts: Talent Risk Management Defined

DEFINITION: Talent Risk is defined as the potential for gaps between your current technical/professional capacity – the people who perform critical tasks within your organization – and what you will need to...

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By Sonja Gustafson March 20, 2018
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Topics: managing talent risk, definition of talent risk management, Risk Management

By Sonja Gustafson March 20, 2018

The 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 March 6, 2018
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Topics: 20 Test Questions, knowledge transfer, 5-hour rule, learning

By Steve Trautman March 6, 2018

Learn or End Up Floating Face Down in the Deep End of the Pool 

The 5-Hour Rule

"When your clients balk at committing their experts and apprentices to 4 hours of knowledge transfer a week … point them to these smart people!" The note was from our COO, Teresa Canady. And these "smart...

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By Steve Trautman February 28, 2018
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Topics: knowledge transfer, 5-hour rule

By Steve Trautman February 28, 2018

Why Talent Risk Data is More Powerful Than Most Human Capital Analytics

Lifting the Technical Fog: Part 3

Just the other day I was looking over a slide deck from one of our clients. The headline was "Key People Metrics." It included an org chart, head counts, retirement risks, attrition rates, employee...

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By Steve Trautman February 8, 2018
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Topics: managing talent risk

By Steve Trautman February 8, 2018

Facing Talent Shortage As A CTO - With Confidence

We’ve worked with many CTOs and CIOs in the last few years, and consistently hear a familiar complaint from companies that focus on technology: a persistent shortage in talent. Although there are many...

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By Sonja Gustafson January 23, 2018
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Topics: Talent Risk Management, managing talent risk

By Sonja Gustafson January 23, 2018

What Is That Voodoo That You Do?

Lifting the Technical Fog: Part 2 of 3

In my last post, we explored what you know and – more importantly – what you DON’T know about the technical experts on your team. Gaps in understanding can create big problems, which was clearly illustrated...

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By Steve Trautman January 4, 2018
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By Steve Trautman January 4, 2018

What Do You REALLY Know About Your Critical Technical Experts?

Lifting the Technical Fog: Part 1 of 3

What Is the Technical Fog

I have a question for you: do you really know what your technical experts do?

Let’s imagine you have an employee who is thinking about leaving your organization. He is one of your...

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By Steve Trautman October 12, 2017
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