View the workforce with an expert perspective and create a

Culture of Experts

A free employee training and talent acquisition program for company leadership, hiring managers, HR professionals and corporate trainers.

√ ADVANCE expert-level work and crush the excuses for mediocrity

POSITION your organization for optimal talent and future change

√  HIRE and DEVELOP Unconventional Experts, who are irreplaceable

Culture of Experts is an employee development and talent acquisition program that uses proprietary methods to harness expert-level achievement. Within this program, we will champion Unconventional Experts. They are quite different than Traditional Experts, as they have an individual work-process that guides them through expert-level work. Anyone can become an Unconventional Expert, regardless of education of background.

This website is designed for company leadership, hiring managers, HR professionals and corporate trainers. For training purposes, the information on this website can be administered to employees using the sister program and sister website,

Motivate employees     …     Streamline process     …     Balance company process and individual process     …     Troubleshoot process Cultivate ideas       …       Deepen projects        …        Broaden relevant information        …        Encourage mentor/protege relationships
Improve communication    …    Springboard from failures    …    Expand job requirements    …    Prepare for future technology changes Enhance corporate culture     …     Hire the best candidates     …     Develop employees     …     Find achievement     …     Grow business

Culture of Experts

A quick introduction

Leadership steers the ship, but their clearest vision can only reach as far as their ship’s capabilities. To grow, leadership must deepen the distance of sight … but first, expand the capabilities of their ship …


Module #1

Unconventional Positions

Before we take a look at the talent side of Culture of Experts, we will set a foundational perspective, by looking at the positions that they might fill. For the purpose of this program, we will split an organization’s internal position into four groups …

Module #2

Unconventional Expert Characteristics

In the age of the internet, information is quickly at our fingertips. Because of this, there is a new breed of experts. Where Traditional Establishment Experts are deeply rooted within stationary schools of thought, this new breed of experts will thrive on real-time information, with the use of the internet as a tool. Outside of a standardized way of thinking, they will focus on the relevancy of information …

Module #3

Expert-Trek: The Journey to Mastery

The expert-trek is more than an individual work-process or work-journey. It is an expert’s long-term commitment to achieve mastery within a chosen circumference of expertise. When Traditional Establishment Experts commit to an expert-trek, their circumference of expertise is generally outlined by their profession or trade, and mastery is expected …

Module #4


In this module, we will look at where the lines are drawn between work-process and company-process and ask the question: If an unconventional expert has an individual work-process that leads them to achievement, can parts of this process be replicated to help other employees reach achievement? …

Module #5

Mentor-Protege Structure

In this module, we’ll look at process-replication from a different angle. We will splitting up an expert-level position so that some parts can be assigned to a potential Unconventional Expert, within a mentor-protege structure …


Module #6

Unconventional Projects

Previously, we looked at Unconventional Experts at play, that is, studying their characteristics as they bask in their favorite hobbies. Within hobbies, we can see the complexity of their work-process, even though they are not getting paid to work. In this module, we will will look deeper into their complexities and their work within the scope of a project …

Module #7


Ideas expand business. Ideas can make process more efficient, spark customer service, improve sales strategies and shape marketing programs. Ideas create new products and services. Even though the term intellectual property is often associated with copyrights, trademarks and patents, they are simply ideas that belong to the company that created them …

Module #8

Unconventional Training

un·con·ven·tion·al – not based on or conforming to what is generally done.

train·ing – the action of teaching a person a particular skill or type of behavior.

un·con·ven·tion·al train·ing – the action of teaching a person a particular skill or type of behavior, not based on or conforming to what is generally done …

Module #9

Behavior Within Corporate Culture

Corporate culture has an organic component, which is the group dynamics that occurs when human beings come together for a unified purpose. Group dynamics can be different from department to department, however, there is always a company-wide dynamic that might be better described as an impression …

Module #10

An Expert-Driven Organization

As Unconventional Experts forge their own path, leadership will need to make sure that their achievements are moving in a direction that is advantageous to the company. In this module, we will look at ways to assure forward progress, when initiating a Culture of Experts …

Module #11

Corporate Culture Assessment

Culture of Experts is a start-to-finish employee training and talent acquisition program that includes a corporate culture assessment. This assessment allows company leadership, hiring managers, HR professionals and corporate trainers to rate their own corporate culture to see if it currently reflects a Culture of Experts …

Module #12

Culture of Experts Interview Questions

Culture of Experts is a start-to-finish employee training and talent acquisition program that includes interview questions. These interview questions can help company leadership, hiring managers, HR professionals and corporate trainers hire Unconventional Experts …

Module #13

Recruiting Experts

The ability to add exceptional talent to an organization is one of the most important qualities of leadership. Another important quality of leadership is delegation. However, if leadership delegates responsibilities and tasks associated with talent acquisition, at what point are they overly removed from the process? …

Module #14

AI: What Jobs will it replace?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be the next world-altering technological advancement. Soon, AI software applications, AI robots and AI self-driving vehicles will be advanced enough to outperform humans with many tasks, eliminating far more jobs than they add. AI adoption will be a matter of economics and companies that chose to ignore obvious financial advantages will not be able to compete …

Module #15

Mentoring Students – The Expert Way

It is important to encouraging students to chose an educational path that can lead them to a place that is rich with opportunity. They should also understand that they have the ability, if not responsibility, to become experts at whatever it is they do …


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