Videos: What is KM/Why KM? Taking stock


It was about time! After a successful series of posts about ‘facilitation videos‘, a A visual tour of KM and illustrating common challenges and opportunities of Knowledge management in cartoons, I was meant to highlight some videos about ‘what is knowledge management’ and ‘why bother?’. Tadaa! Now job done. And done after googling for these videos, since I […]

Knowledge management strategy development: Taking stock


Nothing like having your back to the wall to do some useful research. Here I am, fishing for ideas on good communication and knowledge management strategies. I addressed how to develop a communication strategy a while back. And though I’ve shared some ideas on how I would go about a KM strategy, I haven’t really synthesised all […]

The art of blogging: Taking stock


The topic of ‘Blogging’ is a phoenix in the blogosphere. Blogging about blogging keeps emerging and emerging and reemerging. No later than this week again, only in my personal learning network I spotted Euan Semple’s piece about ‘How writing a blog can make you a better manager‘, while Ian Thorpe was reflecting about the value […]

Assessing, measuring, monitoring knowledge (and KM): Taking stock


Been a while since I last properly ‘took stock’ of a specific topic in my knowledge garden. The last one about storytelling. But I’ve recently been working again on one of my pet topics: assessing knowledge work, so a good stock-taking exercise will be really handy for upcoming work, and hopefully for you too! Knowledge […]

Storytelling: Taking stock


Stories have been the rage in the knowledge field lately. Hold on… Stories have been the rage in the field of human beings for ever! KM or not, it doesn’t matter, stories are part of our hard-wiring. We were born for stories. Which is what makes this stock-taking post quite a daunting challenge. And yet, […]

Learning cycle basics and more: Taking stock


It seems that, home page aside, the most popular post on this modest blog has been the one I wrote about ‘cycles, circles and ripples of learning’. Search engine queries confirm that a lot of people out there are looking for more on these dizzying learning cycles and loops. That learning cycles were so popular […]

What should be the next topic for a stock-taking post?


[This poll is closed since 15 February 2010 – The elected stock-taking post will be about ‘Learning cycle basics and more’  which I will write before the end of February. Many thanks to you all for your participation!] I started a series of stock-taking posts to give an introduction to a given topic by providing […]

Network monitoring & evaluation: Taking stock


It was about time to prepare another of those stock-taking blog posts, don’t you think? This time the topic is monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for networks, among others because there are a number of networks that I am involved in which will need to develop a solid M&E framework for themselves and for their respective […]

Capacity development: Taking stock


(This is potentially the first of a series of stock-taking posts about inspiring literature on topics I blog about – the series will start if you find this interesting, so plmk). Recently I met all staff of the Water Integrity Network (WIN) which stands for more integrity and transparency and preventing more corruption in the […]