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By Sonja Gustafson July 9, 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

Here’s Why Internships Can Be a Disaster For Your Employment Brand

Internships are widely and erroneously believed to be a great way for front-line managers to get “cheap labor.” What many people don’t know is that intern programs are really a critical recruiting tool for...

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By Steve Trautman July 22, 2016
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Best Practices, knowledge transfer blog, knowledge transfer

By Steve Trautman July 22, 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

Managing Talent Risks When Executives Transition

Developing a Strong Ecosystem Through Knowledge Transfer

I’ve been meeting with a lot of executives lately dealing with top leadership transitions. In the next few blogs, I’m going to talk about how knowledge transfer can help executives manage talent risk at the...

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By Steve Trautman November 3, 2015
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Change Management, Consistency in a Workforce, Skill Development Plan (SDP)

By Steve Trautman November 3, 2015

"GET YOUR GREEN ON"

7 Ways to Celebrate Knowledge Transfer Success (Part 1)

How do you recognize and reward successful knowledge transfer? Over the years we’ve seen managers get pretty creative in how they publicly celebrate mentors and apprentices for their achievements together: ...

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By Sonja Gustafson December 11, 2014
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Topics: Peer Mentoring, Knowledge Transfer Planning, Best Practices

By Sonja Gustafson December 11, 2014

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
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