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 …

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 …

The Desired Path #KM

Knowledge Management activities are often pathways created as a consequence of doing business and normally represent the shortest route to an individual performer or group getting their jobs done.  A desire path (also known as a desire line, social trail, goat track or bootleg trail) can be a path created as a consequence of foot or bicycle traffic. The path usually represents …

Water, Air, Knowledge.. You need this .. remember?

5 Generations Mixer Organizations throughout the world are now challenged to maintain business continuity by transferring knowledge from the older generations to the younger. According to some studies there will be 5 generations in the workforce all at the same time. Gaps and Seems Less Seems... There are a variety of reasons why people in …

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 …

Who is Responsible When Crowdsource Becomes Murder?

Question : Who is accountable or responsible when a false accusation or false report results in the death of a person? Brown University student Sunil Tripathi was wrongly tied to the Boston Marathon bombing.   The result (may have been) his death.  There are indications that he may have died before the bombing.  The questions still remain.  …

The Leader You Are.. Courage as a Factor

Living in the shadow of yourself is an interesting place to be . I don’t know about you but I live in my own world sometimes.  It isn’t that I am making up my own reality as some people do, but more that I feel comfortable with my conditions and that allows me at times …

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 …

I don’t know what to write.

Every week I write this blog to address mostly work related concepts.   Every once in a while when something important comes up or I am feeling that I want to go into something more personal I write about it.   I mostly have written with the idea that I am contributing to in my …

“It boiled down to courage and tenacity”: My “Inbox Interview” with Howard Cohen, Community Manager at DISA Forge.mil and Technologist by Chris Maher

I was interviewed a few weeks back by Chris Maher on Linkedin.  The topic was concerning "Trusted Computing"  and ramblings on security. CM: Howard, as you know, I quoted you at the 2011 NSA Trusted Computing Conference & Exposition: “Well.. I believe in Americans. I believe that when we see various challenges that we individually …