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The 30 second habit with a lifelong impact

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There are no quick fixes. I know this as a social science junkie, who’s read endless books and blogs on the subject, and…
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KMA-DC Meeting 1/29/2016 - TalkingPoints & Recap

KMA-DC Meeting 1/29/2016 - TalkingPoints & Recap | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
Examining Roles for Knowledge Management What are the roles needed to perform Knowledge Management in an organization? Hint: There is no single correct answer to this question. Rather, we can take a l...
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Notes from the KMA-DC meeting on 1/29/2016. Last page includes a capture of our discussion and identifies gaps for future talks and investigation.

 

Sources cited and feedback welcomed!

 

Contact: Victor Jimenez, Email: vjime2728@gmail.com

Please reference: KMA-DC Meeting 1/29/2016 on your inquiry

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Why IT professionals are going back to school for big data | Information Age

Why IT professionals are going back to school for big data  | Information Age | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
The rush to keep up with advances in big data has led to a 'back to school' trend
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Big Data for Leaders, Part 1

Big Data for Leaders, Part 1 | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
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Wondering if Big Data is something you need to be paying attention to for your work?

 

Maybe you have already decided “Yes”, but are unsure where to start?

 

 

I think this essay by Jeff Marshall is a solid introduction to the big data discussion and is well worth following. Here, Mr. Marshall begins to breaks down big topics into easily understandable pieces. Topics are brought in and presented clearly from among data modelling, database logical layer design, strategic planning, and probably even more areas as the discussion continues.

 

Here are my own take-aways from this essay:

* Organizational strategy should drive data selection (understand strategy to understand questions that need to be answered by big data)

*What is BIG DATA? (a mix of structured, unstructured, and streaming data)

*Key to understanding your big data is in understanding the connections, not necessarily the components

*Managers and Users of data need tools to guide the search for relevant data and for acting on it

*An ontology can provide the organizing structure and a guide for these the creation of these tools by:

--Organizing internal data to uncover relationships and meta-tags for use in search

--Driving different searches (deliberate, robotic, and anecdotal)providing a structure for queries and classification schemes

--Don’t forget. During all this tool building, we still need to stop and check our data. Is it safe, is it reliable, is it accurate?

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What would you do to get people to share knowledge? | David Griffiths, PhD | LinkedIn

What would you do to get people to share knowledge? | David Griffiths, PhD | LinkedIn | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
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You gotta get people started in KM somewhere. Keep the E-A-S-T acronym in mind as you come up with ways to start discussions or roll out new KM ideas in your environment.

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The Role of the Information Architect

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This is a perfect introduction to the role provided by Dr. Rhem. This training at KMI must be chock-full-of lessons which can be used in any organization right away. Important steps: Get the user focused on the problem and involved in the solution, understand the business logic model, develop the language, THEN develop the tool that allows users to create & exchange knowledge in a way that enforces data accuracy and integrity standards.


I often think that many of the Knowledge Manager or Knowledge Specialist roles we have today should be aware of these tasks, these needs, so that they can diagnose and effect change from any level. These skills, this knowledge, is needed whether you are a leader of your KM community in a formalized KM role or if you are simply a content organizer that is managing a knowledgebase. Knowing these tasks and why they are important in getting users of an organization connected with their content and with each other is part of a foundational KM skillset.

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Narrative and storytelling in Social Leadership

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It's because stories sit at the heart of how we communicate that i've included 'Narrative' as the first dimension of Social Leadership. When we share stories, we contextualise information, relating...
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KM Institute Certifies Record Number of U.S. Armed Forces in Sixty-day Period

KM Institute Certifies Record Number of U.S. Armed Forces in Sixty-day Period | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it

The KM Institute (KMI), the global leader in Knowledge Management Certification, announced a record* number of classes delivered to Military personnel and certifications awarded during a 60-day period.

 

Between August 11-29, three private classes of the acclaimed Certified Knowledge Manager (CKM) program were delivered at: Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii, and Scott Air Force Base near St. Louis, MO., as well as a group of Army personnel registered for the online version of the CKM (eCKM). 

 

In addition to a busy August, KMI is teaching a public CKM Class in San Diego, Sep 22-26, represented by a large group from Camp Pendleton, as well as local NAVSOC (Naval Special Warfare Command), plus another private class at Scott AFB in October.

 

All together, over 70 Military personnel will have taken part and earned their CKM Certification stemming from this full 60-day period. 

 

Recent military cutbacks mandated by sequestration caused a decrease in professional skills training during late 2012/13, but steady interest during 2014 grew to an unexpected level during Summer months leading up to the fiscal year end for Federal Government/Military (Sep 30th). 

 

“The recent spike in KM training and competency is not just a reaction to newly available funds,” says Douglas Weidner, Chairman of KM Institute, “we believe it reflects a growing trend in the U.S. Military and elsewhere, that even during a sluggish economy, there is a fundamental need for agencies and firms to substantially improve performance of their knowledge-intensive activities in the emerging, Post-Industrial, Knowledge Age.” 

 

Weidner, KMI founder, is also an Air Force Academy Grad and Vietnam War Veteran.  He has an extensive history teaching and certifying various military commands over the last 14 years that he has taught Certification-level training in KM.

 

In addition to the multitude of private classes delivered over the years to bases, commands, and forts, KMI’s acclaimed e-learning program (eCKM)

- a key differentiator from other KM Training providers - allows in theater soldiers and civilians to study without the need to travel to a class, nor rely on Internet access to run the DVDs provided by KMI.

 

“We are confident the U.S. Military and other allied Military operations world-wide will continue to realize the mission critical need for such training,” adds Weidner, “and we will be here to help them succeed.”

 

For more info on public, private and e-learning programs from KM Institute, please contact:  training@kminstitute.org

 


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P2P Foundation:About - P2P Foundation

P2P Foundation:About - P2P Foundation | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
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An inspiring vision, a worthwhile goal.

 

The Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Foundation provides much to think on and inspiration to get more involved in the making of the future.


A description of the basic set of hypotheses of the P2P Foundation provided from the words of one of it's founders, Michel Bauwens:

 

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That peer to peer-based technology reflects a change of consciousness towards participation, and in turn, strengthens it.That the ‘distributed network’ format, expressed in the specific manner of peer to peer relations, is a new form of political organising and subjectivity, and an alternative for the current political/economic order, ie I believe that peer to peer allows for ‘permission-less’ self-organisation to create common value, in a way that is more productive than both the state and private for-profit alternatives. People can now engage in peer production that creates very complex ‘products’ that can achieve higher quality standards than pure corporate competitors."

 

 

They say that part of the cycle of learning involves teaching (or sharing) to others to internalize your concepts...

 

Have questions on what you/your ideas can do if you could better connect to like-minded people?

Ready to explore what share and learn can do for you?

 

If you want to Read-in and Participate or just Bookmark and Follow along, 

 

the rabbit hole starts here....

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From hard to soft: common sense creates better solutions

From hard to soft: common sense creates better solutions | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
Next month I will be delivering the conference keynote at the 8th International Knowledge Management & Organizational Learning Summit in Bogota. The theme is "KM, from hard to soft" and the following
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Failure in Social Leadership: a case study for Mozilla

Failure in Social Leadership: a case study for Mozilla | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
When Brendan Eich, newly installed boss at Mozilla resigned this week after only a month in role, it was largely because of a failure by that organisation to recognise the realities of the Social A...
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From the article...

 

"[I]n the Social Age, the gap between formal and social spaces is blurred, and highly transparent, so what we do in all contexts counts."


An excellently phrased quote from Mr. Julian Stodd on the reality of social leadership.


The blurred gap between formal and social spaces is a challenge that all leaders will have to monitor and manage.


What do your social spaces say about you? (hopefully what you want them to since you have been incrementally building them) What do your formal spaces say about you?

Now, if you consider that one affects the other, are you still on message?

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Gartner Says One Third of Fortune 100 Organizations Will Face an Information Crisis by 2017

Gartner Says One Third of Fortune 100 Organizations Will Face an Information Crisis by 2017 | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
The rise of big data, social networking and mobile interactions, coupled with an accelerating increase in the amount of structured and unstructured information enabled by cloud-based technologies, is forcing organizations to focus on the enterprise information that is most relevant, value-generating and risk-related. Gartner predicts that, by 2017, 33 percent of Fortune 100 organizations will experience an information crisis, due to their inability to effectively value, govern and trust their enterprise information.
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From the article...

 

"Business leaders need to manage information, rather than just maintain it. 


"The discipline of exploiting the various types of information created and managed inside and outside organizations is called enterprise information management (EIM). It enables people across an organization to share, manage and reuse information that was created in different applications and stored in different databases and repositories."


"IT leaders must design EIM initiatives so that sharing and reusing information creates business value, and the value created must contribute to enterprise goals."


Question...

Is your organization just doing enough to make sense of all the information they are collecting and obtain new insights into how to perform better? Or are all those potential lessons going into the mysterious big data treasure chest to be placed on a shelf to gather dust?

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Joseph E. Stiglitz argues that the impact of technological change on living standards has become increasingly unclear. - Project Syndicate

Joseph E. Stiglitz argues that the impact of technological change on living standards has become increasingly unclear. - Project Syndicate | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
Around the world, there is enormous enthusiasm for the type of technological innovation symbolized by Silicon Valley, with many attempting to replicate the ingenuity that they regard as America’s true comparative advantage. But there is a puzzle: it is difficult to detect the benefits of this innovation in GDP statistics.
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Managing knowledge is an act which demonstrates what it means to be innovative. Innovation is Knowledge Management.

 

Early adopters to the belief that we are moving into a Knowledge-Based Economy will have an advantage. Their challenge will always be to identify ROI for managing knowledge to those who doubt it's value. What evidence must be gathered? What must be measured? Are our current indicators appropriate for assessing the value of innovation (and Knowledge Management)? For a Knowledge Manager, these questions must be continually asked and revised as they apply to an organization.

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The Network Organization 

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Excerpt from Alma Dakaj's new book, The Company Body. 

 

Successful business organizations of the future will rely more and more on collaborative circles of functions based on skills, expertise and communication, not competitive hierarchies of the people forming the circles.



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How do organizations resemble the human body? Understand one by discussing how the other works?

 

I checked out the slideshares for The Company Body and became intrigued enough to buy the book. Now, time to get reading!

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, February 23, 2014 8:14 AM

I suggest that you also take a look at two of Alma's Slideshare Presentations here: 


  1. The Company Body Part I
  2. The Company Body - Part II


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Dispelling Myths around Project Sponsorship

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PM Center Insider Dispelling Myths around Project Sponsorship – by Radhia Benalia, PhDc, PMP, Certified Green Belt Radhia Benalia is a pracademic. In addition to filling a leading position in a reg...
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Being in different levels of leadership roles among the collection of communities I am engaged in at the moment, I found these Myths on Project Sponsorship intriguing. There always seems to be a challenge in finding the proper balance for leadership on a project. Should the leader communicate more to ensure we stay on track? Or should they stay out of the way and let the team execute and learn? There is no one-size fits all answer, but situational awareness is of course always needed.

 

So I am left with concluding that clear communication about scope and objectives up front is of utmost importance. But here is the next question I get to....As a sponsor, if I am satisfied that I have laid out the objectives clearly and the team is informed, then I can leave them to execute their plan. I only interrupt flow or work to perform whatever level of monitoring we (the sponsor and the project manager) have agreed to beforehand. Ok, no problem there. But inevitably the time comes when something changes one of the objectives we started with. Perhaps an external influence out of our control. What are my priorities as the sponsor at this time? How much do I now need to get involved? I obviously have to inform the team of the change and how it may now impact the objectives we previously discussed. But how do I decide how much I need to get involved to ensure the team has addressed the change? Or do I just identify the change, identify the adjusted objective, and let the team get back to planning?

 

What are some tips on how to make this decision? Thoughts?

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Natural language: The de-facto interface convention for social robotics | Robohub

Natural language: The de-facto interface convention for social robotics | Robohub | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
of a computer design. Interface will continue to be an important and valuable element of robotic design as well. The

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This article by Mark Stephen Meadows provides an interesting look at the next stage of challenges in designing better ways for humans and machines to communicate. Sci-fi fans who are interested in the future of Artificial Intelligence may want to read more about Mr. Meadow’s insights. I’ve found the topic to provide great inspiration for ideas on what the future may hold and perhaps, how we should approach design of this technology. Check this article out and see where your mind takes you!

 

My own mind trail took me back to the design of language processing for an artificial system…

 

Per Wikipedia, Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a field of computer science, artificial intelligence, and linguistics concerned with the interactions between computers and human (natural) languages. The intent of NLP seems to be to find a better way for computers to understand human, natural language inputs.

 

To enhance knowledge management systems in organizations, I’ve been looking into the importance of language use strategy to enhance communication. While there is much to review on this topic, I’ve settled on beginning with effective communication through word choices among teams. This influences the design of IT systems which support those teams.

 

Some of my own novice level writings on this subject covered the following,

“A controlled vocabulary (CV) deserves attention from data administrators in any operational environment since a CV is essential to perform the search and retrieval activities required of effective communication and knowledge transfer. This is especially true among human-to-machine communication where at least one side of an exchange (for now I say it is only the human side) must apply their own tacit knowledge of the subject to choose terms for searching and for qualifying a search result. The effectiveness of these exchanges depends on the degree of similarity in the choice of term made by the indexer and the choice forwarded by the searcher. A CV is an effective method of improving the similarities of indexer and searcher choices, thereby enhancing communication.”

 

One (among many) difficulty in designing a vocabulary for machines to use when communicating with humans via natural language would be: Keeping the language relevant. A CV must reflect all the world views of it’s users for the time in which it is to be used. Now, given that people’s views on ANY given subject are constantly changing; design teams must continually update CVs to maintain their usefulness

 

These comments draw from the author’s research on the topic and further details on cited resources/references can be found at: https://www.academia.edu/10325048/Considerations_For_The_Creation_Of_A_Vocabulary_For_Knowledge_Sharing

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Surprise, Your Knowledge Sharing Is Failure

Surprise, Your Knowledge Sharing Is Failure | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
Certainly there are other critical success factors in the reuse of organizational knowledge, like alignment to strategy, processes, and technology enablement, but if there’s a holy grail of knowledge sharing it would be the change management required to incorporate the ...
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How context shapes content: Rodney Mullen at TEDxUSC - YouTube

What do skateboarding and innovation have in common? More than you might think. A successful entrepreneur and innovator, Rodney Mullen is widely considered t...
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A 12 point model for Knowledge Management | LinkedIn

A 12 point model for Knowledge Management | LinkedIn | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
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Good tips on the value of KM from David Griffiths, PhD. I especially see #12 as critical to KM success in any organization. The realization that sharing of information is a business need among all areas of the organization is not something that comes naturally to most. Yet those who can step outside their domain and see the greater context have a better chance of making the best decisions for their mission the first time around.

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How Network Theory Is Revealing Previously Unknown Patterns in Sport | MIT Technology Review

How Network Theory Is Revealing Previously Unknown Patterns in Sport | MIT Technology Review | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
Analysing the network of passes between soccer players reveals that one of the world’s most successful teams plays an entirely different type of football to every other soccer team on the planet.
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Explore your data! Learning through Discovery!
You never know what insights await you! 

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The Social Leadership Handbook has landed!

The Social Leadership Handbook has landed! | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
Our UK office is on the third floor, a choice i regret when carrying a thousand books up the back stairs. Today, the Social Leadership Handbook has arrived from the printers in Latvia. Latvia? Yes,...
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If you have not been following Julian Stodd's blog on Social Learning (http://julianstodd.wordpress.com/) you may want to bookmark it now or pick up a copy of the Social Leadership Handbook. I started following his blog close to a year ago now and am glad I found it. Mr. Stodd provides plenty of musings and thought provoking content useful to dig deeper into how social tools can be beneficially used in the workplace or in life in general.

 

Congrats Mr. Stodd and to the team at Sea Salt Learning (http://seasaltlearning.com/)! I'll be looking to order a copy soon!

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Why is managing the change process in KM so hard?

Why is managing the change process in KM so hard? | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
Cindy Hubert, executive director of Advisory Services at APQC, discusses the relationship between change management and knowledge management (KM).
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Ms. Hubert says it well when she states, "When will we finally accept that fact that we are asking people to CHANGE the way they work? Have we really thought about what change means to our organizations? ..."


Most KM practitioners know that the KM discipline, at it's heart, is all about the people in an organization. But how do you know if the people within your organization are ready to adopt a KM implementation (and are ready for Change)?

 

This seems like a great topic for a 1-hour KM cafe at your local KM interest group gathering!

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The overwhelmed employee: Simplify the work environment

The overwhelmed employee: Simplify the work environment | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
Too much access to information has turned us into “overwhelmed” employees. Nearly every company sees this phenomenon as a challenge to productivity…
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Knowledge Managers will appreciate and benefit from this read.

As we all know, embracing KM can increase productivity and should be approached from a system-wide view as a strategy for the entire organization. The author touches on a number of topics which influence KM but are not always labeled as such. Good coverage of a complex topic.

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Why does Knowledge Management exist?

Why does Knowledge Management exist? | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
Why does Knowledge Management exist in the first place?
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What is your answer? Why does KM exist?

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The 30 second habit with a lifelong impact

The 30 second habit with a lifelong impact | Knowledge Nuggets | Scoop.it
There are no quick fixes. I know this as a social science junkie, who’s read endless books and blogs on the subject, and…
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It seems so simple to do, but it becomes something much bigger and more important. Try out this basic practice if you are looking to improve your listening and summation abilities.

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