Power your communication with ‘KM inside’


Where to nestle knowledge management in the work place? Is it a field or discipline that deserves a unit in its own right – with its own breed of specialists (the knowledge manager) – or is it a mainstream support function that shoulders every other process? The answer differs in every organisation. In many cases, knowledge […]

Stop judging and move on, because we all do (follow the seeds of change)


Have you ever found it unfair that people put you in a straitjacket and failed to recognise your complex personality? Have you ever truly tried to change one part of yourself and managed to do so? Do you perhaps value intent more than actual results? This post is about all that. About the fact that […]

The chemistry of magical facilitation (2) – Put the bossy herald to play for you


Facilitation is the art of seamlessly inviting all contributions to collective sense-making. As such it is an essential element of knowledge sharing, knowledge management and social learning. So, in the previous chapter of this series, we’ve looked at the big picture of facilitation, how to handle the BOSSY HERALD, particularly in its bossy part. Let’s assume […]

Alignment and authenticity


This is a post I’ve been meaning to write for a long time. I alluded to it in ‘Radical ideals and fluffy bunnies’ and in ‘Using dissent as a driver’ but not head-on. Here is a shoot that I hope will settle this matter for a while, for me at least, but I hope it […]

International (knowledge sharing) Women’s Day


Today, 8 March, as every year, it is International Women’s Day. It’s only one day in the year and that’s little. It’s also too much: Why do we need a special day for women? There is a subtle implication – wanted or not – that the remaining 364 days of the year (365 in 2012) […]

The birth of a thought and the life-times of a concept


I love thoughts, always have: How they come about, what lineage they follow etc. Something as simple as a thought is somehow as thorny as impact and as untraceable as a travelling lighter: Who came up with a thought first? The person that first talked about it? The person that promoted it? The person that applied […]