Talent Acquisition and Employee Development

Culture of Experts

√  Hire expert-level candidates who can change your company

√  Champion expert-level skills and reach your furthest goals

√  Learn unconventional strategies that are only found  here 

Culture of Experts is a talent acquisition and employee development workshop designed specifically for company leadership, hiring managers, HR professionals and corporate trainers. It uses unique perspectives and proprietary methods to harness expert-level achievement within any organization. Within this program, we champion Unconventional Experts. Different than traditional institution-guided experts, they have an individual work-process that guides them through their work days. Anyone can become an Unconventional Expert, regardless of education or background.

Find top 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     …     Increase retention     …     Develop employees     …     Find achievement     …     Expand organization

Culture of Experts

A quick introduction

Leadership steers the ship, however, their clearest vision can only reach as far as their ship can sail. To grow, leadership must have deep distance of sight. To get there, they must grow the capabilities of their crew …


Module #1

Unconventional Positions

For general industry and global perspectives, white collar and blue collar designations might make sense. At a company or worker level, they are a gross oversimplification, as they do not take into account the complexity of the work that is being performed or the work that needs to be done …

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 institution-guided 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 a work-process. It is an expert’s long-term commitment to achieve mastery within a chosen circumference of expertise. When traditional institution-guided experts commit to an expert-trek, their circumference of expertise is generally outlined by their well established profession or skilled trade. Mastery is expected …

Module #4


In this module, we will look at where the lines are drawn between individual work-process and company-process and ask this 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 split 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 individual work-process, even though they are not getting paid. In this module, we will look deeper into their complex work, as it pertains to work performed within company projects …

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 …


You have completed all modules

Completing all Culture of Experts modules brings one to the next step, sharing these concepts with expert-level employees. Go to UnconventionalEXPERTS.com and use the do-it-yourself workshops to share perspectives.

It should be mentioned, there is no formal certification for Culture of Experts. After all, certifications are a mainstay for traditional institution-guided experts. By focusing on expert-level skills and underlying process, your organization can state that they are a “bonafide” Culture of Experts company.

Culture of Experts is a free talent acquisition and employee development program created by Martin Haslinger. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

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