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 …

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.

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, …

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 …

Boiling the Frog – Human Factors around Sharing

The parable of the boiled frog is told to create a shared understanding around the key challenges in coping with change. Frog in Hot Water The story as told by many over the years is that if you put a frog in hot boiling water that it will immediately jump out as a natural response …

Cluster Transfer Rapid KT Through Maps

Remembering 1 Thing over Many (Communication | Memory | Context) What do we need to know and why? Memory The right information at the right time. Value Clusters in Context. (Maps and Links) Relationships  MEMORY STRATEGIES FOR REMEMBERING (http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/happiness-in-world/200911/how-remember-things) Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult …

Practical Knowledge Management in a Strategic World

In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless but planning is indispensable."-Dwight D. Eisenhower Planning for Knowledge Management Why do organizations need a structured KM initiative or program? Most organizations at a very high level seek to do three general activities: Reduce Risk Identify and Execute on Opportunity for Cost Savings …

For Your Company – How much do you depend on Google? ~KM

The Value of Internet Searches This is something to think about in relation to how organizations use external search tools.  This doesn't apply to Google alone and I am not stating that Google will in fact charge us for search.  I am asking what would happen if they did.  I am also wondering out loud …

Sometimes Simple is Effective!

Refinery Rabbi

Trade Stories Stories passed down in business create opportunity for new ideas and new opportunity as well as lessons in history.  Story telling is key to understanding context and it is an interwoven part of business.  It is so natural that business tends to over look the value of the story and the potential to …