Knowledge management in cartoons – A selection


Because good visuals pin an idea with so much more strength… And fun helps move sensitive ideas forward… Hereby a selection of cartoons that may help you and others understand the value of knowledge management, through the challenges KM is facing or the initiatives it proposes to deal with them. Challenge: reinventing the wheel Initiative: […]

50 shades of influence


Influencing others may take many paths. It usually is a mix of our own personality and preferred ‘convincing/negotiation’ style, but it should also relate to the preferred ‘listening/convincing’ style of the people that you want to influence. And it depends on values. Even though values change slowly, they do change. So if you want to influence […]

Use quality face-to-face time for synergy, not for logorrhea


How many meetings (even one on one) are spent to regurgitate something, to present ‘stuff’ of various relevance and quality, to eruct presentation upon presentation as if the audience needed to know everything ever written about the topic at hand… How many events with an avalanche of information, and so little co-creation? Hey, I’d get […]

Leaders, innovate please!


Enough! Enough ‘do what I say, not what I do’! Enough ‘we aspire to be a centre of excellence’ bla bla bla but we don’t put our heart and money to it! Enough old potions in new bottles! Enough 20th century management in 21st century networked leaders’ age! LEADERS, IT’S TIME TO INNOVATE! I realise starting […]

My KM year’s insights, top posts… and a Merry Christmas!!!


That time of the year, when we are packing up for holiday and family celebrations. A good reflective time though the festivities can make it harder than summer holidays to find time to reflect. As I’m just about to also take a few days off, here is what I’ve observed in my KM (for development […]

Spur of the moment or long term purpose: when pinballs meet bulldozers


In working environments, one of the conundrums in personal and organisational knowledge management is the balance between following one’s ‘spur of the moment’ intuition and pursuing one’s longer term intent and purpose. Planning and executing work then becomes a game of pinballs and bulldozers, where pinballs are projected in all directions, attracted by signals and […]

Research, KM and multi-stakeholder processes: cross interview with Cees Leeuwis and Mark Lundy


Last week, I had the privilege of sitting with two people I’ve been following with interest over the past few years: Cees Leeuwis, Professor of Communication and Innovation Studies at Wageningen University and a lead thinker on multi-stakeholder processes and social learning processes involving research. Mark Lundy, senior researcher at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture […]