The Truth of Human Resources and KM #PracticalHR

  Visually Compelling Organizational Development The work by Kevin Desmond was thoughtful and emotionally charged.      It is tough to be a leader in general, but the world today makes it even more difficult. Leadership is something I care deeply about.   I strive to be a better leader in the same way that Jascha …

When Giants Tip Toe #Leadership #Social

Small Actions We are all tiny giants walking through this world creating ripples with far reaching and unknown impact. It is a struggle to know if the decisions we make will have a positive impact or a negative one.  We can't predict the future, but we can realize that we are all giants.    The …

Everything on Demand #Instant Gratification

The world is a place of amazing possibilities and more often than not, we have the ability today to do things we only dreamed of as kids.   Our children are growing up with the idea of "instant everything." If you want to purchase something and have it the same day or the next day, …

Project Management Tips ON POINT #Quick Advice

PM Tips from a Master Gopal Srinivasan https://www.linkedin.com/in/gksrinivasan  says if you want to be successful in project delivery consider these tips as you start your initiative. Even with the best planning sessions and strategy the best projects can go off the rails without great leadership.  I have witnessed Gopal pulling folks together and getting projects …

Start with a Narrative #EasyKM

To gain stakeholder buy-in everyone should understand the purpose or need for an activity. Narratives help tell that story.

Knowledge Managers #Build From Scratch

Walk a Mile If  you go to a fitness center and sign up for spin class would you trust your instructor if they looked like this? All too often Knowledge Management "experts" and "consultants" have a great deal of academic experience, theories, data and knowledge but they may lack practical experience and wisdom to understand …

Keep It Simple for Practical KM

Pick 3 Stan Garfield has many great posts on Knowledge Management, this is one of my favorites (LinkedIn Pulse).   He talks about creating a list of top 3 objectives to address KM challenges at your organization.  I have used this approach successfully as a consultant and also as a KM organizational lead. Which 3? …

Working Out Loud: Advocate (Part 3 of 5)

Write recommendations for others both inside and outside your organization. When someone does something for me at work, I will write his or her leadership about it. I write constructive thank you notes to people outside of work as well. It is important to recognize and reflect how people have a positive impact on your life. I have written about people who are living and people who have passed away as well "Remember Arden"

Working Out Loud: Speaking to Leadership (Part 2 of 5)

Speaking with Leadership and Working Out Loud Part 2 "Speak Up" Show up whenever possible (Part 1) Ask to speak with senior leaders; chances are they will see you.  Advocate for yourself and others. (Part 3) Speak to the heart and mind. (Part 4) Have faith and courage. (Part 5) “Senior leadership isn’t interested in …