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By Steve Trautman May 20, 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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By Steve Trautman October 12, 2017

Don't Settle for Inadequate Talent Risk Data

6 Characteristics of Highly Effective People Metrics

When it comes to managing talent risk, your company likely has one or more of the following types of information: an org chart, head count, retirement risks, attrition rates, and employee satisfaction or...

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By Steve Trautman September 12, 2017
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Topics: talent risk data

By Steve Trautman September 12, 2017

The Lost Piece of Enterprise Risk Management

Successful organizations are almost always led by executives who implement cohesive plans to mitigate possible risk, regardless of how bad or unlikely it may be. Enterprise risk management, also known as...

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By Sonja Gustafson August 29, 2017
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Topics: Knowledge Silo Matrix (KSM), Workforce Risk Management, Knowledge Transfer Planning, Best Practices, Skilled Worker Shortage, Talent Risk Management, knowledge transfer blog, managing talent risk, Leadership and Management, Risk Management, enterprise risk management

By Sonja Gustafson August 29, 2017

Corporate Boards Can Lead on Managing Talent Risk

In my new book on managing talent risk (get your copy here), I want to set a clear standard for how corporate leaders can talk to each other about talent risk. It is clear that this conversation needs to...

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By Steve Trautman July 13, 2017
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Topics: Talent Risk Management, knowledge transfer blog, managing talent risk, talent risk management process

By Steve Trautman July 13, 2017

How To Calculate the Cost of a Talent Risk Management Mistake

After years of practicing my profession, I’ve noticed more than a few patterns. For example, I get specific, repeat questions about knowledge transfer and talent risk management from executives and other...

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By Steve Trautman June 29, 2017
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By Steve Trautman June 29, 2017
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