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Incredible Usain Bolt Shot May Be the Best Sports Pic of 2013

Incredible Usain Bolt Shot May Be the Best Sports Pic of 2013 | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
A remarkable photo of track star Usain Bolt crossing the finish line as lightning strikes in the background may be the year's best sports shot.
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From Twitter to a new kind of company with no managers, a "Holocracy"

From Twitter to a new kind of company with no managers, a "Holocracy" | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it

“Management perspective looks at reports as resources – like how can you get the maximum value out of this person,” Stirman says. “But when I think resources, I think like natural gas or coal mines. Thinking about a person’s life that way just seemed really dehumanizing.”

 

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He started spending one-on-one meetings talking to his reports about their lives, instead of their tasks, and productivity shot through the roof.

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Frustrated with poor results, he decided to go off script. He started spending one-on-one meetings talking to his reports about their lives, instead of their tasks, and productivity shot through the roof.
 

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“We don’t have a hierarchy of people, we have a hierarchy of circles.”

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“When you sit across a table from someone, ask them ‘What’s going on in your life?’ That will always remove more hurdles than asking them ‘What’s blocking you at work?’” he said.

Stirman hit another wall trying to shield his team from external drama and politics. “Classic management advice, and all my mentors told me that insulating your team from things so they won’t worry will make them more productive and happier,” he says. “But they just got angry, and confused, and disconnected. I was constantly censoring all this information and they were way happier when they knew everything.”

...“The structure is totally built around the work the company needs to achieve its purpose,” Stirman explains. “We don’t have a hierarchy of people, we have a hierarchy of circles.”


...But Medium isn’t just taking a revolutionary approach to digital publishing – it’s changing the way companies operate too. As one of the fiercest and most faithful adopters of Holacracy – a radical new theory of corporate structure – Medium is experimenting with a completely management-free environment that’s laser focused on getting things done. 


Read more: http://ow.ly/nKJBL

 

 

Related posts by Deb:

Beyond Resilience: Givers, Takers, Matchers and Anti-Fragile Systems    Co-Creation in Theory U: Leading from the Future as it Emerges & the Road to Commitment   Agile Leader Learning for Sustainable Change: Steps through Sharp Rocks

 

 


Via Deb Nystrom, REVELN
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Thanks for drawing our attention to this excellent post, Deb Nystrom!

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, August 8, 2013 12:30 PM

I have to wonder why this antiquated old-school management advice is still circulating to the likes of of this younger, IT saavy crowd.  Old habits die hard.  

This detailed article cites the positive side of letting go to embrace something very new.  The leader-writer, Jason Stirman, not a manager,  discovered a diverse motivations tool that seems to work for his group, and is in for the long haul on the manager-less experiment with Holacracy.   ~  Deb



 

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Three Qualities Every Leader Needs to Succeed on a Team

Three Qualities Every Leader Needs to Succeed on a Team | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
Real collaboration skills are a competitive advantage.
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An example of a masterful consultant at work to discern the true needs of an organization . . . a must read!

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Take Social Collaboration To Next Level -- InformationWeek

Take Social Collaboration To Next Level -- InformationWeek | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
Social collaboration for teams is important, but here's how to scale up using "creation spaces" of forums, videos and other networked tools.
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Excellent article from John Hagel and John Seely Brown of Deloitte's Center for the Edge.

 

They recommend both virtual and face-to-face interactions to be successful in social collaboration.

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KM Institute Welcomes Record Number to Latest Class

KM Institute Welcomes Record Number to Latest Class | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
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Knowledge Management is alive and well!

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McDonald’s Theory

McDonald’s Theory | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
I use a trick with co-workers when we’re trying to decide where to eat for lunch and no one has any ideas. I recommend McDonald’s.

An inter…
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15 tips ensure KM's success

15 tips ensure KM's success | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
An important issue for long-term success of KM initiatives is aligning them with organizational strategy, especially in times of change.
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kminstitute.org - which of these tips strike a chord with you?

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Smartphones: The new Knowledge Management Tool?

Smartphones: The new Knowledge Management Tool? | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
Mobile technology is everywhere; in fact,  its also increasing and everyone wants in; There are over 1.08 billion smartphone users around the world, out of which 91.4 million are from the United St...
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Social media versus knowledge management

Social media versus knowledge management | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
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Mark makes some good points - but does this need to be framed as "versus"?  KM doesn't have to be hierarchical, and certainly not thought of in terms of a "technology."  Your thoughts?

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Catherine Rivan's comment, June 22, 2013 12:01 PM
Mark, I believe that the way to look at it is that social technology is an enabler for knowledge management. The tools for making content more relevant to users needs are rapidly evolving. The other important piece though for effectively using social technology to enable a knowledge management strategy is the validation of content. Trust plays a key role in the validation. Net, just another example of where technology, people process and culture are needed for an effective knowledge management strategy
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Integrate iPads Into Bloom's Digital Taxonomy With This 'Padagogy Wheel'

Integrate iPads Into Bloom's Digital Taxonomy With This 'Padagogy Wheel' | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
The Padagogy Wheel takes an expanded approach Bloom's Digital Taxonomy and offers 62 iPad apps that fit into the organized chaos that is Bloom's.

Via Deb Gardner
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Actually, most of these apps are available on multiple platforms, not just iPads. Go play!
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News

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New Washington DC Chapter of the KM Association Announced

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‘Phased retirement’ policy for federal workers unveiled

‘Phased retirement’ policy for federal workers unveiled | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
Retirement-eligible federal workers could switch to a hybrid of work and retirement under proposed rules.
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A boss' challenge: KM in a month, on the cheap! | BitWise Solutions

A boss' challenge: KM in a month, on the cheap! | BitWise Solutions | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
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Well said! Ron asks all the right questions in his blog today.  His approach applies to KM technology as well as a broader perspective on KM theory and practice.  Before you implement a KM system (aka technology), get your KM world view correct in order to be an effective change management evangelist in your organization.

 

KM Institute's training is "technology agnostic."  Understanding the "who, what, why, when" questions come first.

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KM Showcase, DC Chapter Meeting Recap

KM Showcase, DC Chapter Meeting Recap | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
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Newly formed DC Chapter of KM Association met Friday, July 26.

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Sharing Hidden Knowledge - The Knowledge Jam Technique

Sharing Hidden Knowledge - The Knowledge Jam Technique | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
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Learn the 5-Step Knowledge Jam technique at KM Institute's upcoming KM Solutions Showcase - Sept. 11-12 in the Washington, DC, area.

 

More info here:  http://www.kminstitute.org/km-solutions-showcase%E2%84%A2-sep-11-12-2013#

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KM Showcase Early Bird Reminder, DC Chapter Meeting this Friday

KM Showcase Early Bird Reminder, DC Chapter Meeting this Friday | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
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KM Institute hosts September 11-12 Solutions Showcase - free to Government and Military.  Early bird discount for others expires 7/31.  More info at:  kminstitute.org

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Tactics to Manage Fluid Knowledge

Tactics to Manage Fluid Knowledge | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
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Readily available tools, such as smartphones, enable organizations to manage tacit, fluid knowledge, creating an optimal learning environment and improving commuities of practice.

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5-day CKM - Sao Paulo, Brazil

5-day CKM - Sao Paulo, Brazil | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it

kminstitute.org/5-day-ckm-sao-paulo-brazil

 

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KM Institute announces 5-day Certified Knowledge Manager training program to be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 26-30, 2013.  Simultaneous translation to Portuguese.  Registration now open!

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KM Solutions Showcase™ - Sep 11-12, 2013

KM Solutions Showcase™ - Sep 11-12, 2013 | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
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Hot topics in KM presented by experts in the field.  In light of Federal Government sequestration issues, KM Institute has waived registration fees for all gov/mil attendees.  One or two-day passes available.  Online registration required.

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The Network Secrets of Great Change Agents

The Network Secrets of Great Change Agents | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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Excellent insights on change management from Harvard Business Review.

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Learning to learn: finding motivation with a think board

Learning to learn: finding motivation with a think board | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: This is a guest post for the #learningtolearn series. Finding and collecting inspiration from unexpected places is an integral part of staying motivated and expanding the scope of your knowledge.
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KM Institute Adds New Social KM Platform for Certification Students

KM Institute Adds New Social KM Platform for Certification Students | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
The Knowledge Management Institute (KMI), the leading Certification provider for Knowledge Management Professionals, in conjunction with partner Knowledge Smart Designs (KSD), a Toronto-based firm, has launched a new Social KM tool for its...
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The latest enhancement in KM Institute's training and certification programs . . . the Student Hub.

 

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Learning to Make Pizza Starts with a Mop ~ Real Knowledge Transfer

Learning to Make Pizza Starts with a Mop ~ Real Knowledge Transfer | Knowledge Management - Insights from KM Institute | Scoop.it
I started working at 11 years old delivering the "Co-op City Times."   The job really was awful and paid $35.00 in total.   I would wake up in the morning very early and go down the lobby of my bui...
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From Howie Cohen - one of KM Institute's recent CKM grads.  We've focused a lot on knowledge transfer/continuity recently.  Howie's a great storyteller!

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Getting KM right: speak the business jargon

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Over the past few days I have been receiving a lot of emails of people asking me how they can solve the “what´s in it for me” issue. Getting leadership buy in apparently is hard and it gets even ha...
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Bottom line - keep it simple!

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