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By Steve Trautman July 1, 2019

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

What Is a Knowledge Transfer Workshop?

Knowledge Transfer Tools Defined

Definition: the Knowledge Transfer Workshop is a two day “how-to” workshop, delivered to your identified mentors, apprentices, and, if desired, their managers, providing 15 proven tools & techniques that...

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By Steve Trautman January 25, 2016
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Topics: Knowledge Transfer Definition, Terms & Roles, Knowledge Transfer Workshop (KTW), 3-Step Knowledge Transfer

By Steve Trautman January 25, 2016

Make Your Boss More Useful To You

Nearly all of us have worked for a well-meaning, relatively capable leader who does his or her best each day but still falls short. It is not their fault, really. They are the manager, but that doesn’t mean...

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By Steve Trautman March 3, 2015
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Topics: Knowledge Transfer Definition, Terms & Roles, Best Practices, Skill Development Plan (SDP), 20 Test Questions

By Steve Trautman March 3, 2015

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

Help Your On-the-Job Apprentices

What Mentors Can Do to Speed Knowledge Transfer

DEFINITION: An apprentice  (or learner, mentee, protégé, rookie, newbie, transfer, etc.) is anyone who needs to learn critical job knowledge and skills from you, the mentor  (or Subject Matter Expert, SME,...

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By Steve Trautman May 8, 2014
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Workforce Risk Management, Knowledge Transfer Definition, Terms & Roles, Best Practices, Onboarding

By Steve Trautman May 8, 2014

How to Prioritize Knowledge Transfer for Your Team

Hint: You can’t just say 'Make it a priority.'

Here’s a quick post for managers on the best way to prioritize knowledge transfer within your team or business unit.

Priority determines how fast an organization is going to implement their knowledge...

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By Steve Trautman October 11, 2013
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Knowledge Transfer Definition, Terms & Roles, Change Management, Best Practices, Aging Workers

By Steve Trautman October 11, 2013

The Top Traits of a Great Knowledge Transfer Internal Influencer

And Resources To Help Them

As the marketing director for The Steve Trautman Co., I am amazed at how hard some of our clients work to influence and bring good knowledge transfer programs into their organizations. These people create...

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By Sonja Gustafson June 6, 2013
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Topics: Knowledge Transfer Definition, Terms & Roles, Best Practices, Free Resources & Tools

By Sonja Gustafson June 6, 2013
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