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Teach What You Know: A Practical Leader’s Guide to Knowledge Transfer Using Peer Mentoring by Steve Trautman

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Introduction

If you have ever responded to anyone who stopped by to ask a question, you’re transferring knowledge and that makes you a peer mentor.

About This Book

This book stems from my experience joining Microsoft in 1990 as a localization program manager. I arrived in time to help ship Microsoft Word 1.0 in German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. I was singularly unqualified for the technical requirements of the job, barely knowing how to double-click, let alone having any experience in a software development environment. I was what they called a “talent” hire—someone who was reasonably bright, and a good project and people manager. Because the industry was so young, there weren’t a lot of people with experience available. I appeared ...

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