What a great KM champion leader does


Reminiscence… …as I recently re-visited my former (physical) home and office in Ethiopia for the first time since I moved back to the Netherlands. Among the things that flashed back in my memory is how my former boss (the person who inspired this post) played his role as KM champion and leader, and how that helped or […]

Penny-wise and pound-foolish (KM and otherwise)


“Games are won by players who focus on the playing field –- not by those whose eyes are glued to the scoreboard.” ― Warren Buffett There is a very real danger that the sponsors of an initiative (in knowledge management or otherwise) do not want to invest too much of their money into some venues, […]

The danger of double-edged messiahs and the long shadow of the savior


Everyone aspires (or should aspire) to be a leader. But if you’re not quite a leader yet, having a real leader at your side is super useful… Except when it isn’t. Sometimes a leader is the person that really gives you the will to go ahead, fight, stand up, continue, relentlessly and gladly. And sometimes that leader is […]

Enabling change: a manager’s choice (and a leader’s decision)


People don’t resist change. They resist being changed! – Peter Senge I’ve covered individual change on this blog though various writings (on the willingness or difficulty to change, recognising that the process of changing is slow, wanting others to change), but hardly done justice to the management side of change. And management has a lot to […]