Short(ish) answers are shared here for the questions asked of myself at the IKMS KM Singapore 2014 conference. To set the context for these answers, I emphasise that as knowledge workers we need to be role models. The answers may seem simple, perhaps even overly simplistic. However, our reality is many KM initiatives fail because […]
Umeå Univeristy host a weekly event called 8.23 each Tuesday morning to discuss a paper in development and to share ideas around what resident researchers are working on. I participated in this firstly as someone engaging around other’s ideas and later as the facilitator of my own Organizational Zoo concept. Both conversations led to stimulating exchange […]
You often hear people say they need to know all about an idea before they can decide to engage with it or not. A common approach is “the five W’s” to determine If and How… “Who, What, Where, When, Why and How” may be generically useful, but the order is far more important than many […]
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Leadership is a subjective participation sport of perspectives and relationships. The more effectively you influence others to play with you, the greater your own success, and the more value you generate with, and for, others. Great leaders generate trust and act in an open and trustworthy manner. In doing so, they generate an environment in […]
“Traditional teaching” is TEACHER and CONTENT focused. This is fine – if you want to win a local pub trivia night, but it is not LEARNING. Learning requires a level of understanding of what the content is about and why it is important. Even more important is knowing when it is relevant to apply and […]
Welcome to the world of Metaphor!
I firmly believe that metaphor is a powerful tool to engage others and build understanding and relationships. I share my thoughts here so that others can benefit from this fun way to develop and practice the art of putting metaphor to work to enhance performance.
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Educator (Postgraduate), Author, Mentor, Speaker and Change Agent