Why Knowledge Transfer Is Neither Arbitrary Nor Academic

Successful knowledge transfer is a process—one with definable steps, practical tools, and measurable outcomes. A new manufacturing client prompted the quick Q&A below that shows why knowledge trans … Read More
By Steve Trautman Feb 06, 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, … Read More
By Steve Trautman Nov 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 Disn … Read More
By Steve Trautman Apr 06, 2016

Can Knowledge Transfer Programs Succeed with Employees Who Bill Hourly?

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 … Read More
By Steve Trautman Sep 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 … Read More
By Steve Trautman Jul 21, 2014

Pretending vs. Confidence in Knowledge Transfer

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 … Read More
By Stacey Dickinson Dec 11, 2013
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