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Stop Telling Your Employees What to Do

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Autonomy and a clear purpose are key ingredients for worker effectiveness.
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The Barbados Advocate - MINDSETS MUST CHANGE

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KM Institute presented a week-long training program to the Government of Barbados.  This engagement is the first in a long-term government-wide transformation effort in which KMI will participate and contribute to further training opportunities.

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The First 100 Days: How Good Was it For You?

The First 100 Days:  How Good Was it For You? | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it

Try to remember your first few months at the company you now work for or for a company where you worked for a period of time. Like most of us, you would probably have had to endure a series of standardised induction programmes, the content of which you would seldom re-visit and quickly forget. Nothing or very little in those induction courses would have equipped you for the reality of making your way in the company and getting to know the people you really needed or wanted to know.

 

read full post at:  http://www.kminstitute.org/first-100-days-how-good-was-it-you

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Rooven Pakkiri, Consultant and Author of "Decision Sourcing" - gives a practical plan to improve social business.

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New Year's Resolutions - Knowledge Management Edition

New Year's Resolutions - Knowledge Management Edition | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
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Happy New Year!  KMI Instructor and Taxonomy expert, Zach Wahl, gives us some practical resolutions of the KM nature.

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What’s Lost When Experts Retire

What’s Lost When Experts Retire | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
Certain kinds of knowledge are hard to transfer.

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The Role of the Information Architect

The Role of the Information Architect | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
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Dr. Anthony J. Rhem shares the importance of the role of an Info Architect to today's organizations.  Join him for the upcoming Master Class and Certification, December 10-11, in Washington, DC area.   More details at www.kminstitute.org/events-classes

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Employee Engagement: Inspiring Your Workforce with Post-It Notes

Employee Engagement:  Inspiring Your Workforce with Post-It Notes | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
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A guest post by Howard Cohen CKM.  Howie blogs regularly at:  cohenovate.com

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KM Institute Partners with Phillips Consulting in Nigeria; Delivers first joint Knowledge Management Certification program in Sub-Saharan Africa

KM Institute Partners with Phillips Consulting in Nigeria; Delivers first joint Knowledge Management Certification program in Sub-Saharan Africa | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it

(Washington DC, September 12, 2014) – The KM Institute (KMI), the global leader in Knowledge Management Certification, announces a new partnership with Phillips Consulting, a leading management consulting and training firm based out of Lagos, Nigeria, to deliver KMI’s Certification classes in the region.

 

The first ever Certified Knowledge Manager (CKM) program (a 5-day workshop supplemented by e-learning) was delivered to rave reviews, September 1-5 at the Sheraton Lagos Hotel. 

 

The class, jointly produced by KMI and Phillips Consulting, marks the first of many to come in the region, with scheduled classes planned quarterly throughout 2015 and beyond.

 

“We are very excited to partner with such a prestigious firm as Phillips Consulting,” says Eric Weidner, Director and Co-Founder of KMI.  “We have seen tremendous interest in KM training from our members in the region,” adds Weidner, “and with Phillips Consulting representing KMI’s Certification, professionals in Nigeria and across Sub-Saharan Africa now have a high-quality training program they can attend, without having to cross the Atlantic or go elsewhere.”

 

“For us, this is a culmination of humble efforts in supporting organisations in implementing Knowledge Management in Nigeria,” said Paul Ayim, Partner responsible for Learning & Knowledge Management in Phillips Consulting. “This aligns with the corporate direction, which is to bring wealth to Africa. The Knowledge Age is here, and organizations that will survive in the knowledge age cannot afford not to give attention to the urgency this demands.”

 

Paul Concluded: “Organizations must act now before it becomes too late. “

 

With Phillips Consulting onboard, KMI now covers most of the major “hubs” of the world, with regular Certification classes in North America (Washington DC and San Diego), in Europe (Switzerland and soon the UK), in SouthEast Asia (Malaysia), in South America (Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), in the Middle East (Dubai, UAE), and now in Africa (Nigeria).

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About KM Institute

Based in Washington DC, KM Institute is the global leader in KM Certification/Training, with thousands certified since 2001 and classes delivered in up 15 countries each year.  KM Institute trains and certifies KM Team Members and Knowledge Workers in the methods and tools that enable individuals and organizations to transform (and substantially improve) human performance in the Knowledge Age.  www.kminstitute.org

 

About Phillips Consulting

Phillips Consulting Limited is a wholly owned Nigerian firm with offices in Lagos, Abuja and Johannesburg. Established in 1992, we offer an array of business and management consulting services to government and corporate organisations.

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KMI Travels to USTRANSCOM

KMI Travels to USTRANSCOM | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
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Douglas Weidner, KM Institute Chairman and Instructor, conducts the USTRANSCOM Knowledge Management Representative Workshop in the Seay Auditorium, August 25. Weidner taught the eight-hour session to more than 50 TRANSCOM directorate KMR leads and alternates. KM is an enduring effort to effectively and efficiently utilize information within the command to enhance the mission objectives of the commander. Photo by Rob Wieland

 

 

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Innovation and the Coral Reef

Innovation and the Coral Reef | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
Coral Reefs occupy less than one-tenth of one percent (.1%) of the world’s ocean surface, and typically inhabit nutritionally poor areas. Despite this fact, the reefs provide a home for 25% of all marine species, making them an “oases in the desert” of the oceans. This ...
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More insight from Rustin Diehl on innovation.  Join Rustin for his upcoming innovation master class, and earn a certification from KM Institute:  http://www.kminstitute.org/innovation-and-km

 

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Innovation: Failure to Launch

Innovation:  Failure to Launch | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
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Rustin Diehl is an innovation advisor and trainer, focused on business modeling and training with businesses, private clients and non-profits.  Rustin will teach a KM Institute Master Class in Innovation - Sept 17-18 in Washington, DC.  Contact:  training@kminstitute.org for details.

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Governing the Information Architecture - Model, Taxonomy, Metadata

Governing the Information Architecture - Model, Taxonomy, Metadata | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
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Dr. Anthony Rhem leads KMI's specialty classes and certification program in Information Architecture.

 

Next class:  September 17-18.  See www.kminstitute.org/eventsclasses for more details.

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KM Institute Welcomes June Certification Classes

KM Institute Welcomes June Certification Classes | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
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Reston, VA - June 23, 2014.  KM Institute, the global leader in knowledge management certification and training, welcomed over 40 students to its Certification and Master classes this week.  June 2014 classes mark the launch of KMI's newest offerings, Master Classes and Certifications in Business Taxonomy Design and Knowledge Capture and Transfer techniques.

 

Instructors include renowned experts, Douglas Weidner, Chairman of KMI, Zachary Wahl, CEO of Enterprise Knowledge, and Dr. Katrina Pugh, President of Align Consulting and Professor at Columbia University.  Special guest instructor, Howard Cohen of Booz Allen Hamilton, presented a breakout session on Personal KM focused on using a mind mapping tool for visualizing collaboration patterns.

 

KMI will add Master and Certification classes in the areas of Innovation, KM Leadership, and Information Architecture to the lineup of offerings during the week of September 15-19.

 

Students have the option of a two-day Master Class, or a four-day Certification class.  Alumni already holding a CKP or CKM through KMI may opt for a two-day class leading to an additional Certification.  Details here:  http://www.kminstitute.org/certified-knowledge-specialist

 

Complete schedule of classes available here:  www.kminstitute.org/eventsclasses

 

 

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Merging Knowledge and Information Management for Real Results

Merging Knowledge and Information Management for Real Results | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
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Thanks to Zach Wahl for his contribution of this article.

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Managing Your Mission-Critical Knowledge

Managing Your Mission-Critical Knowledge | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
How to identify, map, and leverage some of your company’s most strategic assets
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Some crucial KM advice from Martin Ihrig and Ian MacMillan on Harvard Business Review.

 

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3 Reasons KM Is Going to Get More Important in 2015

3 Reasons KM Is Going to Get More Important in 2015 | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
Why is knowledge management getting more attention, and what developments will 2015 bring to the KM space?
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To keep up with the new developments in KM, be sure to check out KM Institute's training programs.  We are developing several new specialty areas, including Information Architecture, Knowledge Transfer/Continuity, Innovation, Change Management in the context of KM, and Taxonomy Design.

 

Learn more and register here to take advantage of "Early Bird" rates:

 

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Employees are as or More Important Than Customers: Why Ignoring Employee Engagement Hurts Business - Brian Solis

Employees are as or More Important Than Customers: Why Ignoring Employee Engagement Hurts Business - Brian Solis | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
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How socially engaged is your organization?

 

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"Big Bang Disruption: Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation" - a Book Review

"Big Bang Disruption: Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation" - a Book Review | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it

Organizations wishing to survive and thrive in today’s hypercompetitive markets should learn the lessons in the 2014 book Big Bang Disruption.  As the authors boldly proclaim, “Waiting for the market to take off and hoping to be a fast follower is now a recipe for irrelevance.”
 
Big Bang Disruption shows how innovations released in today's super-connected, cheap and convenient digital business environment can have a sudden and devastating impact on existing businesses and organizations.  The release of cheaper and better Big Bang Disruptions can even sink entire existing industries as “collateral damage.” Citing the sudden demise of Blockbuster Video, Borders Booksellers, Magellan, TomTom, and Garmin, the authors make the case that the destruction of these companies resulted from Big Bang Disruptions issued by the likes of Netflix, Amazon, and Google, among others.

 

Read more here:  http://www.kminstitute.org/big-bang-disruption-strategy-age-devastating-innovation-book-review

 

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Innovation expert, Rustin Diehl, reviews "Big Bang Disruption . . ." and adds his insight to the topic.

 

Rustin teaches regularly with KMI.  Check out www.kminstitute.org/classes-events for the latest schedule.

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KMI Extends Early Bird rate for 5-day CKM - Washington DC (Reston, VA)

KMI Extends Early Bird rate for 5-day CKM - Washington DC (Reston, VA) | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
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Join Us in October!  Washington, DC at its Finest
 
Leaves are changing, the humidity is replaced by a cool, crisp breeze -- the perfect time to visit our Nation's Capital!  KMI is pleased to extend the Early Bird rate for our Certified Knowledge Manager program - just $3595 - for the October 20-24 Class!
 
Enjoy our optional evening Tour of the DC Monuments.  This is the last class of the year where the special complementary tour will be offered.  Many of our students say this is a highlight of their week.

 

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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 Management - Insights from KM Institute | 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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Full public training schedule:  http://www.kminstitute.org/schedule-eventsclasses

 

 

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The KM Vision: Transformational or Just a Buzz Word?

The KM Vision:  Transformational or Just a Buzz Word? | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
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CKM Grad, Sanjay Khanna of Deloitte, shares his insight on the value of KM to the organization.

 

Join KMI for an upcoming training session.  Next class scheduled Sept 15-19 in the Washington, DC area. 

 

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15 Knowledge Management Benefits

15 Knowledge Management Benefits | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
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Excellent insights from Stan Garfield.

 

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5-Day CKM - Dubai, UAE

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Join KM Institute in Dubai - November 9-13, 2014 for the Certified Knowledge Manager training program.

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Just announced:  KMI returns to Dubai, UAE for our second year to deliver the acclaimed Certified Knowledge Manager program.  Details on our website:  www.kminstitute.org/5-day-ckm-dubai-uae

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Don’t Sell a Product, Sell a Whole New Way of Thinking

Don’t Sell a Product, Sell a Whole New Way of Thinking | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
Customers need the right mental model to understand why they need your product.
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Excellent article from HBR on selling innovative thinking!

 

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KM Institute Special Topics | LinkedIn

KM Institute Special Topics | LinkedIn | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
Special Knowledge Management topics: Knowledge Capture for Action, Taxonomy and Search, Information Architecture, Innovation, KM Leadership, Personal KM, and more soon. Part of...
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KM Institute has added a LinkedIn Group focused on special topics in KM.  Taking a deeper dive into subjects such as Taxonomy, Knowledge Capture, Innovation, etc. and moderated by KMI's instructional team -- we welcome your participation!

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Entreprenuers Can Be Anyone, Take Action, Deal with Failure, Push: Professor Saras Sarasvathy > Big Think

Entreprenuers Can Be Anyone, Take Action, Deal with Failure, Push:  Professor Saras Sarasvathy > Big Think | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it

Listen to a video of Associate Professor, Darden School of Business, at University of Virginia discussing entrepreneurial  and "effectuation", principles.


She also covers:

How Good Business Goes BadInnovationA Little Recession  (the place of failure)Business SuccessEffectuation, the Entrepreneurial Method Seeing the World through Entrepreneurial  GlassesThe Entrepreneur in Us All
Via Deb Nystrom, REVELN
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Great presentation on thinking like an entrepreneur, shared by Deb Nystrom.

 

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, June 25, 2014 9:18 AM

You can find articles on professor Saras Sarasvathy work, but the best wasy to understand her is to listen to her live.  She shares a passion for entrepreneurship in her voice and expression that is helpful to experience and from which to learn.  

I listed her as the key resource in my recent SlideShare presentation:  

Think like an Entrepreneur: Be Anti-Fragile No Matter Where You Work . ~  Deb

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, June 25, 2014 9:31 AM
You can find articles on professor Saras Sarasvathy work, but the best was to understand her gems on thinking as an entrepreneur is to listen to her live.  She shares a passion for entrepreneurship in her voice and expression that is helpful that brings "effectuation" principles of business to life.


I listed her as the key resource in my recent presentation to the American Business Women's Association, the Maia Chapter, here:

Think like an Entrepreneur: Be Anti-Fragile No Matter Where You Work


~  Deb