Generation 0

The grass is dry The wells dried upWe’re poisoned by our paper cupsThe earth is swallowing houses wholeThe darkness dims our light from coalWhere men can’t find agreements in kindThere’s no way to know a man definedThe hurricanes swallow all to be It’s through that eye we all can see Death and viral loads abound […]

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 […]

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. 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. 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) […]