Lessons Learned from Notorious CEO Succession Planning Transitions (Hint: Avoid Investor Panic)

Executive succession planning is a complex process and if done wrong it can cause stock and public trust in a company to plummet — case in point, Disney’s botched succession plan of 2016.   Here at T … Read More
By Sonja Gustafson Nov 20, 2019

Streamlining Change Management

Change is inevitable, but it doesn’t need to slow you down. In this post, I’ll explore ways to teach workers how to do their jobs or new functions after a strategic or organizational change. Perhaps mor … Read More
By Steve Trautman Mar 06, 2018

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

Cultivating Innovation – Using Knowledge Transfer to Present Ideas that Make an Impact

  Over the past two decades doing talent risk management and knowledge transfer work, I’ve discovered a recurring problem many organizations face in their quest for innovation. They recognize the n … Read More
By Steve Trautman Dec 30, 2015

Never Get On A Plane Without A Plan

Recently, a client of my knowledge transfer consulting firm was expressing his frustration with having to routinely fly his division’s experienced technical employees out to other domestic offices, off- … Read More
By Steve Trautman Jan 29, 2015
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