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By Steve Trautman October 17, 2018

Why Competency Models Used for Talent Risk Management Are the Emperor’s New Clothes

Yesterday, during the i4cp webinar on Managing Talent Risk, I commented that it is time for competency models to be replaced with more targeted talent risk data that directly drives business (think: money,...

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By Steve Trautman November 11, 2016
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Topics: Outsourcing, knowledge transfer, knowledge transfer blog, managing talent risk, Talent Risk Management, Best Practices, Skill Development Plan (SDP), Common KT Misconceptions, Free Resources & Tools, knowledge transfer planning

By Steve Trautman November 11, 2016

IN THE NEWS - Talent Risk Problem? Disney Stock Down 2% Over Succession Plan Collapse

The Forbes.com headline reads, “With Staggs Out, Disney Investors Left Wondering Why Bob Iger's Succession Plan Fell Apart.”  When one person can move a stock price for a company like Disney by 2% over night I...

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By Steve Trautman April 6, 2016
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Topics: Knowledge Silo Matrix (KSM), Knowledge Transfer Definition, Terms & Roles, In the News, Best Practices, Common KT Misconceptions, knowledge transfer blog

By Steve Trautman April 6, 2016

Managing Talent Risks When Executives Transition

Using Knowledge Transfer for the “Softer Skills”

In a previous blog, we talked about how we can use knowledge transfer to mitigate talent risk by creating an ecosystem of experts who can provide backup for a departing executive. I mentioned that one of...

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By Steve Trautman November 17, 2015
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Knowledge Transfer Definition, Terms & Roles, Knowledge Transfer Planning, Change Management, Consistency in a Workforce, Common KT Misconceptions, 20 Test Questions

By Steve Trautman November 17, 2015

Can Knowledge Transfer Programs Succeed with Employees Who Bill Hourly?

A Quick Q&A

A structured knowledge transfer program intentionally moves critical knowledge and skills from employee to employee on the job. One marker of a good knowledge transfer program is versatility—the process...

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By Steve Trautman September 26, 2014
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Workforce Risk Management, Knowledge Transfer Planning, Knowledge Transfer Strategy, Common KT Misconceptions

By Steve Trautman September 26, 2014

The Myth of the Knowledge-Hoarding Expert Unwilling to Mentor Peers

DEFINITION: A mentor is an expert (“subject matter expert,” “SME,” “domain expert,” “pro,” “guru,” “go-to person,” “rock star,” “buddy,” “genius,” etc.)—in any industry or line of work—who has unique,...

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By Steve Trautman July 21, 2014
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Knowledge Transfer Definition, Terms & Roles, Change Management, Best Practices, Common KT Misconceptions

By Steve Trautman July 21, 2014

Pretending vs. Confidence in Knowledge Transfer

Why Employees Designated as Mentors and Apprentices Come to Love Test Questions

Steve Trautman has once again asked me to act as guest blogger to share a recent client story that pointedly illustrates a substantial advantage of our 3-step knowledge transfer process over typical forms...

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By Stacey Dickinson December 11, 2013
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Topics: Skill Development Plan (SDP), Common KT Misconceptions

By Stacey Dickinson December 11, 2013

Why Have A Knowledge Transfer Strategy?

KT Strategy Series, 2 of 9

Before continuing in this blog series, let’s answer a simple but important question: Why does an organization need a knowledge transfer strategy—why should we care enough to dedicate time and energy to this...

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By Steve Trautman December 5, 2012
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Workforce Risk Management, Knowledge Transfer Planning, Knowledge Transfer Strategy, Change Management, Best Practices, Consistency in a Workforce, Skilled Worker Shortage, Common KT Misconceptions, Free Resources & Tools, Onboarding, Aging Workers

By Steve Trautman December 5, 2012
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