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The internal KM consultant, methods, analysis, case example

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The internal KM consultant Step 1: problem identification (a step series toward excellent knowledge capability)


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Rita McGrath, The End of Competitive Advantage

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The Use of the Cynefin Model for Innovation

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Firstly a very brief explanation of the Cynefin Model and why I find it highly valuable for innovation. Innovation has many characteristics of a complex adaptive system as I have crudely attempted...


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The Use of the Cynefin Model for Innovation

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Firstly a very brief explanation of the Cynefin Model and why I find it highly valuable for innovation. Innovation has many characteristics of a complex adaptive system as I have crudely  attempted...

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The 5 Different Types Of Intuition And How To Hone Yours

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Most of us rely on snap-judgments to form our views on people or situations around us. How can we make sure they're the right calls?


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, August 22, 1:20 PM

There are five types of intuition (you can find your type, here):


Analysts spend a lot of time researching and data-gathering before making a decision about a situation, and aren’t satisfied until every potential scenario is explored and played out. A snap judgement is always a poor judgement, to an “analyst.”


Observers gather clues, mostly visually, about the people and scenarios around them. If she passes a coworker in the hallway that won’t return their smile, the “observer” takes this subtlety to heart.


Questioners are more direct about their judgement-making. If they need to find the perfect venue for their company happy hour, they don’t rely on online reviews or appearances, but ask around for the group’s top pick. “Questioners” make real-life, evidence-based decisions, but neglects to pick up on unspoken cues.


Empathizers are quick to let colleagues and clients vent out their problems, and go with them emotionally to the source of the problem. Unfortunately, too much empathy skews their judgment when it’s time to make an unbiased call.


Adapters are the all-star intuitors, the Zoltar fortune teller of the office. They give the best advice, and you know you can go to them when things get hairy. But where they excel in gut-feelings, they struggle to relate with others who seem to gravitate toward poor choices.


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The 5 Ways to Spot an Emotionally Intelligent Leader

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Research has shown us that more than 90 percent of top leadership performers have a high amount of emotional intelligence, or EI. The higher up the ladder that leaders are, the more people …

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On Motivation

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Margaret Wheatley – Paradigm Shifter, Author and Co-Founder of the Berkana Institute
There is a misperception that people are motivated by competition. People are actually motivated by generosity and love.

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june holley's curator insight, August 22, 1:51 PM

Great stuff on new leadership.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 22, 6:38 PM

Walk out and Walk on is a great book. The last few years I taught I thought about that phrase a lot. We have to let go when we move on. It is hard and ongoing work.

 

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Management’s Three Eras: A Brief History

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Today, we are in the midst of another fundamental rethinking of what organizations are and for what purpose they exist. If organizations existed in the execution era to create scale and in the expertise era to provide advanced services, today many are looking to organizations to create complete and meaningful experiences. I would argue that management has entered a new era of empathy.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, August 1, 7:09 AM

Important blog post by Rita Gunther McGrath on the changing nature of management. 

Alex Watson's curator insight, August 1, 3:07 PM

It's an interesting post on a popular topic. Has management entered a new era of empathy? I've had both good and bad managers. Of course that is a subjective view and my opinion and experience of good may not be that of another. One thing I will say...I have learned a lot from all of my managers good and bad. We often learn a lot through osmosis and observation. So even distasteful experiences leave much food for thought and progress. 

 

As for the future of management in organisations. Much management theory past and present is built on a set of historic assumptions. Many managers of yesterday, are not managers of today and so on.  There have always been managers with empathy, as well as those lacking. Who is the manager's manager? That usually says a lot. 

 

In terms of hierarchy. Some people have unwavering faith in hierarchy and would not know how to operate outside of  that context. I've always wondered how come in many organisations, some people put so much credence on what 'management' say? Often...its because of job security, and acceptance of a status quo. Regardless of the merits of management decision making. So...when any person, practice  or prevailing wind comes along to challenge this status quo...disruption whether subtle or overt is usually not far away.

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Management’s Three Eras: A Brief History

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Today, we are in the midst of another fundamental rethinking of what organizations are and for what purpose they exist. If organizations existed in the execution era to create scale and in the expertise era to provide advanced services, today many are looking to organizations to create complete and meaningful experiences. I would argue that management has entered a new era of empathy.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, August 1, 7:09 AM

Important blog post by Rita Gunther McGrath on the changing nature of management. 

Alex Watson's curator insight, August 1, 3:07 PM

It's an interesting post on a popular topic. Has management entered a new era of empathy? I've had both good and bad managers. Of course that is a subjective view and my opinion and experience of good may not be that of another. One thing I will say...I have learned a lot from all of my managers good and bad. We often learn a lot through osmosis and observation. So even distasteful experiences leave much food for thought and progress. 

 

As for the future of management in organisations. Much management theory past and present is built on a set of historic assumptions. Many managers of yesterday, are not managers of today and so on.  There have always been managers with empathy, as well as those lacking. Who is the manager's manager? That usually says a lot. 

 

In terms of hierarchy. Some people have unwavering faith in hierarchy and would not know how to operate outside of  that context. I've always wondered how come in many organisations, some people put so much credence on what 'management' say? Often...its because of job security, and acceptance of a status quo. Regardless of the merits of management decision making. So...when any person, practice  or prevailing wind comes along to challenge this status quo...disruption whether subtle or overt is usually not far away.

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Agility Is The Key To Survival In Good Times And Bad

Agility Is The Key To Survival In Good Times And Bad | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
Most small businesses are trying to forget the recent recession, and get back to “business as usual.” They don’t realize that business as usual is gone forever. With social media and smart phone conversations, real product information spreads at astounding speeds. Entrepreneurs that are not listening, not engaging, and not [...]

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Joe Boutte's curator insight, July 24, 1:31 PM

Martin Zwilling provides some great advice for everyday leadership with several suggestions for leader agility.  I particularly like the “big bang theory of change", where Mr. Zwilling states, "innovations only come through huge and expensive new projects, with big rollouts, is a thing of the past".   He is right when he says that "new innovations should be seen as experiments, which are inexpensive, measurable, quick to fail, and without retribution if they don’t work."  Leaders experiment everyday or they should!   Nice read.

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7 Tactics For Content Curation Success

7 Tactics For Content Curation Success | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
Want to excel at content curation? Here are 7 tactics for content curation success to help you increase your curated information's effectiveness

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, May 19, 11:09 PM

I love seeing lists like this one by Heidi Cohen or this other one by Barry Feldman: it's a strong sign that content curation is being embraced by more and more people, including a lot of content professionals.


But as these lists tend to be overwhelming, it's also a very interesting reminder of the importance of tools to facilitate the content curation workflow. When Heidi recommends acting as a "trustworthy filter" for instance, this is easier said than done if you don't have a way to easily find relevant content in the first place. 

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Content is king: easy & simple ways to curate relevant content

Content is King: we've heard this sentence so much that for a lot of us it can become a factor of stress and frustration. Are you suffering content FOMO? Relax: content curation is here to the rescue. And here's how to make it practical and easy through hands-on best practices and tips as well as free or freemium tools to stop worrying about not doing enough with content. 


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Boite Mails's comment, June 18, 10:59 AM
Advices are king !
gwynethjones's curator insight, July 20, 12:34 PM
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Julia Christian's curator insight, August 8, 12:58 AM

I need to learn more about content curation.  I can add this to a gooru on it

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The Science of Storytelling

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Many studies show us that our brains prefer storytelling to facts.When we read facts, only the language parts of our brains work to understand the meaning. When we read a story, the language parts of our brains and any other part of the brain that we would use if we were actually experiencing what we’re reading, light up.This means that it’s easier for us to remember stories than facts. Our brains can't make major distinctions between a story we’re reading about and something we are actually doing....


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LocalMark's curator insight, July 28, 11:02 AM

Every brand tells a story.

 

According to this study, our brains like stories more than facts. 

 

So give the people what they want: a good story. 

Carol Sherriff's curator insight, July 28, 11:48 AM

Intriguing information about how storytelling affects the brain and makes it easier to remember things and make distinctions between the story and our experience.

M. W. Catlin's curator insight, July 29, 10:09 AM

I've been talking about these ideas in my workshops for quite a while now.  We are hardwired for story.  It's one, if not a significant reason for our "success" as a species.  It's also one of the incredible frustrations of our times.   That science and facts yield the field to the fiction of prevarication and conspiracy is a tragedy.  

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The Future Of Jobs: The Onrushing Wave

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Previous technological innovation has always...


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Appreciative Inquiry and Knowledge Management? No problem.

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It’s only in the last few years that I’ve come to appreciate(!) the connections between my world of KM and organizational learning, and the philosophical mindset which underpins Appreciative Inqui...


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Julie Ekner Koch's curator insight, May 28, 6:23 AM

The shift from asking what is not working (performance orientation) to what is working in the organization (appreciative inquiry).

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Moving Beyond E-Learning: The new mindset for Learning in the Modern Workplace

Moving Beyond E-Learning: The new mindset for Learning in the Modern Workplace | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

Learning has long been defined as “knowledge and skills acquired through studying or being taught”. However, as learning animals we can’t help but learn! As children we learned instinctively from o...


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Communication, Knowledge and Information in the Human Ecosystem

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In the Digital Age, the age of Communication, Information and Knowledge, the possibility to capture, express, observe, visualize and understand the patterns for behaviour, emotion, opinion, expression, movement and more, potentially for hundreds of millions of people at a time, has brought the term “ethnography” in the spotlight for both academic and popular crowds.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, August 1, 3:09 PM

In the 2 1/2 years that I've been curation, I haven't come across an article that I didn't quite know how to capture. It is a challenging read, but there are some interesting ideas about awareness of one’s position within a relational ecosystem.

Lis Marrow's curator insight, August 5, 7:40 PM

again....thanks for helping!

Eli Levine's curator insight, August 23, 10:15 AM

All is perspective.  We each and all have different interpretations of the reality that is around us, because we each and all have different brains and sense organs which pick up and interpret the reality that is around us.

 

Some opinions and beliefs, however, are more accurately sensing the real world than others.  Furthermore, the only appropriate way to pursue information and data about the real world is to be like an interrogator, seeking the truth, and a gold prospector, panning for the valuable and relevant information in your given area.  It's when there is open communication, honest dialogue, and a spirit of cooperation that we get the end results that are useful to us, as policy makers, and as social scientists, trying to uncover the truth about our world.  All other perspectives, attitudes, and methods, are most likely bunk and produce bunk relative to our common reality.

 

Reality is a dictatorship.  It simply is and does not care what you think feel, believe, or hope for.  You only obey it, or you die.  That's my new insight into the world.  Screw post-modernism.

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Social Technology and the Changing Context of Leadership

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Social technologies with their inherent democratic, anti-hierarchical quality easily transcend internal and external boundaries, suddenly creating a powerful thrust for horizontal collaboration and participation. They give each and every member of an organization a creative voice and enable real-time virtual connectivity in a way we have never seen before. This makes them a great catalyst for the organizational principles that are required by the new leadership context of the 21st century.


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Donna Karlin's curator insight, June 24, 8:12 AM

In an increasingly global community this is critical. Collaboration across borders and in increasingly virtual work environments, a new playbook is in order.

Donna Karlin's curator insight, June 24, 8:19 AM

In an increasingly virtual work environment and global community this is critical

june holley's curator insight, July 19, 7:33 AM

Some really important material on connection between leadership and social technology...

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Factors that support collective intelligence and wisdom

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How Google Has Changed Management, 10 Years After its IPO

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Google went public 10 years ago today, and since then has dramatically changed the way the world accesses information. It has also helped shape the practice of management. Staying true to its roots as an engineering-centric company, Google has stood out both for its early skepticism of the value of managers as well as for its novel, often quantitative approaches to management decisions. Along the way it became famous for its reliance on exceedingly difficult interview questions — later abandoned — and its “20% time” policy — reportedly on its way out.

 

In honor of the company’s milestone, here’s a reading list of some of the best things Harvard Business Review has published on the company since its founding in 1998.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, August 21, 3:18 AM

Excellent overview of the best Harvard Business Review articles on Google.

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Schumpeter: Decluttering the company

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PETER DRUCKER once observed that, “Much of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to work.” Nine years after the management guru’s death, his remark is truer than ever: employees often have to negotiate a mass of clutter—from bulging inboxes to endless meetings and long lists of objectives to box-tick—before they can focus on their real work. For the past 50 years manufacturers have battled successfully to streamline their factory floors and make them “lean”.


Today, businesses of all types need to do the same in their offices.


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Tania Tytherleigh's curator insight, August 3, 6:57 AM

Organisations are filled with 'clutter'. From tiers of management, to increasingly complex corporate objectives, meetings and emails. Clutter takes a toll on morale and productivity. Organisations must set time aside to 'spring clean' the clutter - when will you do yours?

Michael Binzer's curator insight, August 4, 3:36 AM

So true. Too much cluttering - how can we remove it? Read XL R8 by John Kotter. One option?

Graeme Reid's curator insight, August 5, 1:57 AM

There is a lot of decluttering to do in most organisations.

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Management’s Three Eras: A Brief History

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Today, we are in the midst of another fundamental rethinking of what organizations are and for what purpose they exist. If organizations existed in the execution era to create scale and in the expertise era to provide advanced services, today many are looking to organizations to create complete and meaningful experiences. I would argue that management has entered a new era of empathy.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, August 1, 7:09 AM

Important blog post by Rita Gunther McGrath on the changing nature of management. 

Alex Watson's curator insight, August 1, 3:07 PM

It's an interesting post on a popular topic. Has management entered a new era of empathy? I've had both good and bad managers. Of course that is a subjective view and my opinion and experience of good may not be that of another. One thing I will say...I have learned a lot from all of my managers good and bad. We often learn a lot through osmosis and observation. So even distasteful experiences leave much food for thought and progress. 

 

As for the future of management in organisations. Much management theory past and present is built on a set of historic assumptions. Many managers of yesterday, are not managers of today and so on.  There have always been managers with empathy, as well as those lacking. Who is the manager's manager? That usually says a lot. 

 

In terms of hierarchy. Some people have unwavering faith in hierarchy and would not know how to operate outside of  that context. I've always wondered how come in many organisations, some people put so much credence on what 'management' say? Often...its because of job security, and acceptance of a status quo. Regardless of the merits of management decision making. So...when any person, practice  or prevailing wind comes along to challenge this status quo...disruption whether subtle or overt is usually not far away.

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The 5 Ways to Spot an Emotionally Intelligent Leader

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Joe Boutte's curator insight, July 29, 6:04 AM

These are good ways to help to begin to be an emotionally intelligent leader. I like the fifth way:  "Able to check their ego and allow others to shine", but all five are good ways to improve everyday leadership.

 

Judy Knight's curator insight, August 1, 12:17 PM

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Suvi Salo's curator insight, August 1, 12:39 PM
"Able to check their ego and allow others to shine"
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Blogging as a Content Curation Hub

Blogging as a Content Curation Hub | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it

I want to take a look at curation through the lens of blogging. How can educators and students use their blogs to become their own information curators and content curators for others in their learning community.


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Mónica Silakowicz's curator insight, June 24, 9:39 AM

Curar contenido es más que simplemente buscar y seleccionar información.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 26, 7:45 AM

Blogging as a Curation Platform

John Poole's curator insight, July 28, 6:03 AM

Founder of scoopIT

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5 Ways To Prove To Your Boss You Need Content Curation

5 Ways To Prove To Your Boss You Need Content Curation | Building Innovation Capital | Scoop.it
Have You Made the Business Case For Content Curation? If not, this data will help persuade your management to invest in content curation.

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Emmanuel 'Manny' Gigante's curator insight, July 31, 10:25 PM

NUFF SAID!

J-Philippe Déranlot's curator insight, August 1, 4:36 AM

Voici un billet utile pour qui veut comprendre la curation ... malgré l'inutilité de ce commentaire publié dans un de mes topics Scoop.it ;-)

Barbara Alevras, PMP's curator insight, August 1, 9:43 AM

Some great tips to help you promote the benefits of content curation as a key marketing activity.  Would any of these resonate with your boss?