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By Steve Trautman March 5, 2019

The 5-Hour Rule: 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 February 27, 2019
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By Steve Trautman February 27, 2019

Executive Secret Sauce

Knowledge Transfer for the “Softer Skills”

A few years back, I was talking with the VP of human resources at one of our client companies. We were discussing a succession planning project for one of her company’s top executives who was retiring, and...

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By Steve Trautman September 19, 2018
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By Steve Trautman September 19, 2018

Smarter Succession Planning

Don’t Replace Your Star Executive, Replicate What Makes Them Unique

In April 2016, Disney’s stock price dropped 2% overnight when their COO, Tom Staggs announced his departure from the company. The issue? Tom was the heir apparent for CEO Bob Iger and his announcement...

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By Steve Trautman September 11, 2018
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By Steve Trautman September 11, 2018

Executive Transitions

What's Not in the Job Description?

When Alibaba founder and chairman, Jack Ma announced he would resign, investors were nervous and the company’s shares fell in after-hours trading. This is somewhat predictable, even though Ma’s successor,...

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By Steve Trautman September 10, 2018
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By Steve Trautman September 10, 2018

Are You There Yet?

3 Ways to Increase Knowledge Sharing & Speed Up Your Big Move

As a kid, did you ever take family road trips? What were they like? I remember sitting in the way back of my parents’ station wagon, sweating in the summer heat as we drove to visit some distant cousin. My...

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By Steve Trautman May 30, 2018
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Topics: Skill Development Plan (SDP), knowledge transfer, apprentice

By Steve Trautman May 30, 2018

Making Mainframes Cool Again

IT executives are starting to say something out loud that everyone has known for a long time: Despite decades of IT transformation, mainframe systems are still the backbone of much of today's IT...

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By Steve Trautman November 7, 2017
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Topics: Knowledge Silo Matrix (KSM), Skill Development Plan (SDP), knowledge transfer blog, knowledge transfer

By Steve Trautman November 7, 2017

Talent Risk Management in Action

Everyone on the Team Doing Their Part

Today in my email inbox I was copied on a status report showing talent risk reduction happening in real-time using knowledge transfer. It inspired me to share with you how this is working on the ground, in...

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By Steve Trautman January 10, 2017
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Topics: Knowledge Transfer Strategy, Knowledge Transfer Workshop (KTW), Talent Risk Management, knowledge transfer blog, knowledge transfer, managing talent risk

By Steve Trautman January 10, 2017
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