Learning to Make Pizza Starts with a Mop ~ Real Knowledge Transfer

I started working at 11 years old delivering the "Co-op City Times."   The job really was awful and paid $35.00 in total.   I would wake up in the morning very early and go down the lobby of my building to either wait for or pick up the Saturday morning paper.  My job was to …

Personal KM and The Brain – Context Tools and Perception

Personal KM - What we think we know.  Personal KM is now becoming an area of great interest for a number of reasons.   We are creating more information than ever before and from a business perspective it is difficult to understand and manage this information in context.  That being said, information and "data" is …

The Doctor will See You Now – Context = Business Quick Fix

Chances are if you go to the doctor you will have a short conversation, a quick check up and some blood work.   When your results come back your doctor will call you in to discuss your findings.   If your doctor practices medicine as a modern practitioner and there are any problems found they will look …

The Proper Care and Feeding of Employee X … I mean Y and Z.

Those are some stats but.. what does it mean? At first glance the thing that I pick up on is that close to half the work force will be filled by the people in this generation. I think we will need to consider some things outside the normal conversation as factors. This generation grew up …

Decertification ~Cleansing Your Career~

Certification

Binding Labels You are so much more than your certification.  Recently, I was consulting with a technical organization to help understand the requirements for a custom system configuration.    When I walked into the server room I was greeted by a very nice man in his late 40's or early 50's.   His job for …

Sequestration – Read___React___Respond

US Joint Force Command Anyone who has worked at JFCOM knows what is coming with sequestration.   They had a preview of how our government handles this sort of business.  For those of you that don't know how this works, here is a story for you. Just a few years ago while working at (USJFCOM) …

Why People Leave Online Communities

As a Forge.Mil Community Manager, I wanted to understand the psychology of online communities.   I spent a lot of time reading posts about why people stay online or leave communities.  I also wanted to develop measures and metrics that would create a clear picture at any given time for our leadership and other Community …

LOST -Line of Sight Tasking and Result

The last thing you did may have been the first thought in someone’s head and the last thing on your big list of things to do. "If you thought you were busy now, just wait." What the management books or leadership books have a hard time conveying is something beyond a process.  The tacit knowledge …

Harder than ever to work together.

We are so connected.   We are so connected to each other that we are disconnected from each other.  We have social networks, texting, phones, blogs, emails, television, internet channels and still we are disconnected.   Now we are looking to find ways to connect more.  The reason is that normal person  to person communication …

Just hand me your wallet.. TRUST ME .. Cloud Risk

It doesn't matter what your name is.. -The Rock People throw their money in the garbage all the time.   Go to Las Vegas and see for yourself.   It is called gambling right?  What are you willing to risk? I recently went on travel and taught a Cloud Computing Professional course in Las Vegas, …