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 …

Collaboration Tool Crazy

Dazed and Confused -Hammer Blaming Don't blame tools for your confusion.   Companies are buying too many tools and trying to implement them thinking that tools will solve their problems.   This is nothing new.  The problem is exacerbated by software as a service driven applications available to everyone.  I heard this termed "Credit Card …

How Can I Help? #Advocate

Being there for a person and helping means you have your attention focused on their needs. I have found that listening to people and helping them sort through their problems can help me with challenges that I face. The best thing to do is to stay focused and help them and be strong for them as they need. Adding your problems to the discussion is a weight added, not a burden lifted.

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 …

The People in the Middle #KM leadership

Congratulations! You just purchased a new social tool for your organization. It only cost your company a few bucks to get licenses and there are very little infrastructure costs associated.  In only a few short months, your teams will break down silos faster than you could ever have imagined. Software Infrastructure Maintenance including Service Level …

Boundary People #KM Engagement

Our Town A few weeks ago,  I had a friend visit my office.  As we were walking the halls of the building and passing the various business areas, I waved and said "hello" to the people I know.   My friend said "oh, you must be the Mayor."   If anyone were truly the Mayor …

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 …