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By Steve Trautman October 17, 2018

5 Years In 30 Days

Capturing & Transferring the Expertise of a Chief Software Architect

A while back, one of our clients, a global provider of automation and information solutions, learned that one of their key employees was giving his 30-day notice. This employee – I’ll call him Luis – was a...

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By Steve Trautman June 28, 2018
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Topics: Knowledge Silo Matrix (KSM), Knowledge Transfer Planning, Emergency Knowledge Transfer (EKT), Consistency in a Workforce, Skill Development Plan (SDP), 20 Test Questions

By Steve Trautman June 28, 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: 5-hour rule, knowledge transfer, 20 Test Questions, learning

By Steve Trautman March 6, 2018

20 Test Questions to Measure Knowledge Transfer

A Tool from the Steve Trautman Co.

One reason we value experts in any organization is for their ability to do great work. We also value them because they are able to answer the questions we have for them with the “right” answer. We all know...

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By Steve Trautman September 5, 2017
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Best Practices, Skill Development Plan (SDP), Free Resources & Tools, 20 Test Questions

By Steve Trautman September 5, 2017

Cultivating Innovation - Transferring Knowledge from R&D to Production

In this series, I’ve been writing about how to use knowledge transfer to introduce innovation, how to learn to be more innovative, and how to learn to pitch innovative ideas. Sometimes, your job includes...

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By Steve Trautman February 12, 2016
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Topics: Skill Development Plan (SDP), 20 Test Questions, knowledge transfer blog, knowledge transfer, best practices

By Steve Trautman February 12, 2016

Cultivating Innovation - Using Knowledge Transfer to Critique Ideas

In recent posts, we’ve been talking about how our knowledge transfer tools can help innovators be more creative and present their ideas in a way that helps them be truly heard. Another one of the skills of...

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By Steve Trautman January 29, 2016
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Topics: Innovation in a Workforce, 20 Test Questions, knowledge transfer blog

By Steve Trautman January 29, 2016

Cultivating Innovation - Using Knowledge Transfer to Present Ideas that Make an Impact

 Over the past two decades doing talent risk management and knowledge transfer work, I’ve discovered a recurring problem many organizations face in their quest for innovation. They recognize the need to...

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By Steve Trautman December 30, 2015
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Topics: Knowledge Transfer Planning, Best Practices, Skill Development Plan (SDP), 20 Test Questions, Talent Risk Management, knowledge transfer blog

By Steve Trautman December 30, 2015

Managing Talent Risks When Executives Transition

Using Knowledge Transfer with Technical/Operational Skills

Our last blog post focused on reducing executive talent risk by modeling how to methodically transfer the “soft skills” necessary for a new job role. When coming to a new organization, executives also face...

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By Steve Trautman December 2, 2015
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Topics: Workforce Risk Management, Consistency in a Workforce, 20 Test Questions

By Steve Trautman December 2, 2015
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