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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Organisational learning and the Rumsfeld Quadrants



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Let's re-habilitate "Best Practice"



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How over-management can kill a community



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The Real Unemployment Innovation Challenge

While unemployment rates in certain parts of the world appear to be slowly improving, unemployment in many other parts of the world remain stubbornly high and, in some cases, are even increasing. More fundamentally, there’s a growing concern that rising...

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

CoP Facilitator Tasks That Create a Sense of Community and an Environment that is Welcoming

I have been implementing Communities of Practice (CoP) since around 2000. As I have helped organizations design their own CoPs, I have learned a great deal about how to make them a real force for change and collaboration. One of...

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

a simpler approach to km

A recent posting for a six-week knowledge management contract was posted by the UNDP. When it comes to requests for proposals, if you ask for something, you will definitely get offers to produce it. But is this what they need? “Conduct initial research on industry standards for KM measurement to inform the design of UNDP’s... Read more »

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Monday, August 17, 2015

A new order for law

One law firm’s story shows how lean management can transform even the most complicated, tradition-bound, and intellectually demanding of businesses.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Types of KM plans



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No More Pretzels!

Let me begin with a health warning: Be careful as you watch the video below. It will give you a sympathy backache. That said, it’s worth watching it to see what a naturally gifted human pretzel can do. Now think about how you might perform as a human pretzel.  No matter how much physical flexibility […]

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

open and connected leadership

What happens when reputation-based networked leadership comes up against hierarchical institutions and competitive market forces? In the short-term, it looks like it loses, as was the case of Greece’s finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis. “So what Varoufakis is doing here is harnessing the capacities of communication technologies to support transparency and genuinely intelligent policy debate, and... Read more »

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Harnessing the power of innovation: networks are at the heart

Every organization understands they need to innovate, not just in bringing new offerings to market, but in continually becoming a new and better organization. Networks are always at the heart of innovation. The new comes from combining the old in original ways. Chemist Kary Mullis aptly described how he arrived at his innovations that won

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Case studies are dead. Long live success stories

This article is about case studies. No, no…do not stop reading. I have always believed that case studies are the second most boring documents produced in the entrepreneurial world after admin manuals. They are cold, dry, formulaic documents extolling the virtues of a process, product or company. Full of jargon, claims and assertions. Often trying […]

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Why marketing and sales need to embrace the art of storytelling

Storytelling caused an increase in productivity of 10% at ROCHE and an increase in employee satisfaction of 20%. Marketing and sales are far from dead and buried. In fact, these essential business facets are needed now more than ever. Yet, the way they are done needs to change, and embracing the art of storytelling is […]

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Thursday, July 02, 2015

Do the Impossible

Today I had the good fortune to speak with George Blankenship at Fund Forum International 2015. In his long and storied career he has been a key customer experience architect at Gap, Apple, Microsoft and, most recently, Tesla Motors. During his presentations today, he took his audience inside Apple and Tesla to look at the […]

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