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 …

Social Constructivist Learning @ Work

Learning Concepts -- Basic Premise of Social Constructivist. The concepts that we have studied around learning for children can be applied to adults as well.  There isn't some date or time that cognitive psychology just short circuits and expires.   As a KM practitioner and consultant I am finding that simple is more effective than …

What you have isn’t what you got!

Hey Boss... Yeah... YOU ***tink tink tink*** ... I am talking to you!  You are the leader of this band and you don't know any of your roadies!  The Best Things You Never Knew You Had A good friend of mine keeps telling me that he wants to work for me when I am President …

The Context of Perspective

Chipping Away Day after day, we chip away on the mountains of work or things we need to do in our lives at home.   A lot of people live in "unintentional isolation," which creates some complexity with regard to our ability to be holistically better. A few years ago, I read a book called …

KM in The World (For Real)

People have their own way (PKM-Personal Knowledge Management) of managing information relevant to them. People and Organizations  share information in common ways out of necessity (EKM-Enterprise Knowledge Management).  Regardless of how we manage information in order to share information in a meaningful and effective way, someone has to be prepared to receive information in an …

The Truth in Getting Attention from Leadership

It feels like we are at war with ourselves on some level when it comes to corporate business.   Somewhere up there, "they" don't get us.   Somewhere down there "they" don't understand.   It is difficult to know a person (leader or follower) through the layers of other people between you.   It doesn't …

The 42nd Hour

It was dark, I was awake but still trying to sleep.   I woke up before the Morning Wake Up followed by "Reveille reveille, all hands heave out and trice up."    It didn't  matter if I had slept or not I was still tired. The room was lit by small red lights, it smelled musty like mold, …

On Forgiveness

What is Forgiveness? Stop feeling angry or resentful toward (someone) for an offense, flaw, or mistake. http://www.psychologytoday.com/basics/forgiveness Mustering up genuine compassion for those who have wronged us, instead of allowing anger toward them to eat away at us, is the course of action recommended by most psychologists. http://www.wikihow.com/Forgive Forgiveness is the renunciation or cessation of resentment, indignation or anger as a result of a perceived …

Why I Think Business is Personal **Remembering Arden**

I met Arden (aka Spook) in the late 1990's after I was lucky enough to get a job at a little internet startup company called ExisNet.    I was troubled by some of life's lessons and I was looking for myself.   Spook was one of the supervisors at ExisNet, he was a Marine (retired) …

Howard’s Holocaust

The Most I have been writing and posting now on this WordPress site for about three years.   Most of the things I write about are a little generic.   In a sense, I have sought out ways to help people by looking to subject areas of interest and providing some insight and maybe a …