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By Steve Trautman May 20, 2018

Are Your Best People Slowing You Down?

5 Steps to Avoid Bottlenecks on Your Team

Your company can only move as fast as your experts. I was reminded of this fact when I heard a story on NPR’s Marketplace. The host was profiling the Cup & Saucer Café, which has three locations in...

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By Steve Trautman April 10, 2018
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Topics: Knowledge Silo Matrix (KSM), what is a pacer, what to do about pacers

By Steve Trautman April 10, 2018

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

Smart Tips on Getting Headcount Added To Your Team

Every leader who asks for headcount needs to be able to make a sound business case that ties the new headcount to executing the corporate or divisional strategy. Start by making sure you know who is making...

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By Steve Trautman September 29, 2016
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Topics: Knowledge Silo Matrix (KSM), Talent Risk Management, knowledge transfer, knowledge silos, managing talent risk, talent risk mangement definition, definition of talent risk management

By Steve Trautman September 29, 2016

Is Your IT Transformation Stuck?

I was recently visiting a major university. Their IT department is in “transformation” and it’s stuck. The new director has 167 people reporting to him. He and his second in command are dumbfounded because...

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By Steve Trautman August 19, 2016
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Topics: Knowledge Silo Matrix (KSM), Skill Development Plan (SDP), Talent Risk Management, 3-Step Knowledge Transfer, knowledge transfer blog, knowledge transfer, big picture questions

By Steve Trautman August 19, 2016

Expanded Family Leave Policies

How to Prepare for an Employee’s Extended Absence and Eventual Return

There’s a new phenomenon happening in corporations today where family leaves are being extended. While it’s common practice in other countries to offer extended leave, U.S. companies like Netflix, Facebook,...

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By Steve Trautman June 20, 2016
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Topics: Knowledge Silo Matrix (KSM), Best Practices, Skill Development Plan (SDP), Talent Risk Management, 3-Step Knowledge Transfer, knowledge transfer blog, knowledge transfer, knowledge silos

By Steve Trautman June 20, 2016

Making Mainframes Cool Again

[Originally Published April 15, 2016 InformationWeek.com]

Mainframe systems are still the backbone of much of today's IT infrastructure. Yet, finding IT talent to maintain these systems, and the COBOL and...

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By Steve Trautman April 23, 2016
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Topics: Knowledge Silo Matrix (KSM), Skill Development Plan (SDP), knowledge transfer blog, knowledge transfer

By Steve Trautman April 23, 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
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