What have I spotted/ been reading/ found interesting this week?
Friday 21st September 2018
- I don’t normally share pet videos or funny animals, but this really made me smile this week
- I’m running a second wave of RCTs for law firm knowledge peeps. If you’d like to join in (it’s free) and speak to a random person from anywhere in the world who does a similar job to you and learn from them, message me.
- And do you fancy a book club next year? Join & get 4 books a year (and some other lovely stuff), an online group and 4 video conferences a year in which to discuss the book and share ideas. Interested? Message me.
- Webinar on the new KM standard coming up
- How compensation plans are wrecking law firms
- Why self-assessment of KM maturity doesn’t work – overconfidence through ignorance – a common issue.
- When generalists are better than specialists – a longer read, but interesting
- Digital activitists – technological innovation is not all about fintech, it can be about services to poor people too.
Well, there’s been a bit of a lull, as I’ve been in delightful Switzerland enjoying the mountain air, but 3 recent things of interest are:
- Imagination and human origins (YouTube video of lecture from CARTA)
- Those who can’t teach
- What is your Ikigai? I mentioned Ikigai at Lexpo in April and now it seems to be everywhere! This is a nice diagram/explanation.
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10th August 2018
- Is it possible for an organisation to learn?
- Lessons from a former life – storytelling
- Busted! KM myths.
- Win £5,000 for your school library
- When & how much to invest in KM technology
- Quick guide to deep learning and AI
- A survey about content pain-points
- Dad creates parenting scenes out of lego
- How long does it take to embed KM?
- Don’t take notes with a laptop
- Why we forget most of the books that we read
- We discovered 3 poisonous books in our library
- Knowledge visits – think like a spy not a tourist
- 2 factors to increase knowledge sharing – some research
- The billable hour makes no sense in an AI world – report from a recent ABA conference panel
- Improve your adverts to improve diversity Some adverts put women off (and I’m sure the same applies to other groups).
- using blue ocean strategy to move your career on
- I love language, so I couldn’t resist “How to tell if you’ve got ennui, angst or weltschmerz”
- Learning = experience + reflection
- How bullet points kill knowledge – Knoco stories
- Introverts can network too – podcast from Marketing School
- How to survive in an open office – they’re great for collaboration and knowledge sharing, not so good for deep concentration – a guide to getting along
- Thinking differently about legal AI, Law21
- Search or browse – Knoco stories
- Designing attention points – LSE Impact Blog – it’s about academic work and a bit long, but lots of useful thoughts.
- The difference between organisational learning and KM
- Conversations that change the world
- The power of doodling
It’s been a while. Lots of teaching and speaking. What have I found interesting since 30th March?
- 3 steps to improve conversation
- John Alber’s article (p14) on BI or die
- Dilbert – the suggestion box
- Why you can’t have AI without KM
- How personality affects knowledge sharing
- Are critical thinking skills useful?
- Blue Ocean shift in a law firm
- 3 cognitive theories to help learning
- Ditching performance reviews for authentic conversations
- 16 KM myths debunked
- Japanese wisdom for KMb-ers
- Why is conversation so easy?
- Knowledge Management matters – free download
- What Paddington 2 looks like without the bear
March 9th 2018
- Key issues for law firms – research by Law Consultancy Network
- Factors affecting KM in SMEs – Real KM – perhaps no surprises, but always nice to see a big list which fits with one’s experiences.
- 25 best ice-breakers – for meetings and training events
- The curse of knowledge – Steven Pinker
- Yes we can do it at that price, what do you want me to leave out? Unbundling legal services and professional obligations.
- Video conversation with David Gurteen on conversational leadership.
- Agile working & reasons for resistance.
- The difference between organisational learning and knowledge management.
- Knowledge mobilisation forum – mix it up and get out of your bubble with a different conference.
- And a quotation: “The hard part isn’t coming up with a new idea. The hard part is falling out of love with the old idea.” – Seth Godin
- The Haiku periodic table. What an interesting way to present material and make it memorable.
- 6 ways to acquire new knowledge.
- The wisdom of saying “I don’t know”.
- How can you persuade experts to contribute their knowledge to a know-how database? A collection of articles by Stan Garfield
- Improve internal communications with storytelling. Why does everyone complain about culture, but no one participates in improving it? “HR is the new marketing”
- Non-verbal signals play a role in communication but they are not more important than the words. bit.ly/2zRAK4Z
- Knowledge brokers – their use in health, environmental management and international development
- Pick a fight – You can’t do it all, so pick some fights for 2018
- Knowledge retention ideas
- Using knowledge cafes to identify risks at NASA
- Knowledge Advent – peer assist (although they’re all good)
- Knowledge sharing canvas
- Amicable by design – disruption is not just about the tech
- How can libraries stay relevant? Blue Ocean Shift.
- Before action reviews
- The ideal group size for conversation is …
- Ditching performance reviews for authentic conversation
- When is a Knowledge Manager not a Knowledge Manager? When she/he’s not involved in learning.
- The case for KM Standards (all about the new draft ISO KM Standard)
- Laptops are terrible for students at lectures. How can we improve learning and knowledge creation?
- What happens during “supervision”? The article is about supervising social workers, but I think it is interesting for anyone who supervises. What is the purpose of the supervision? Is that the right purpose? Is it fulfilled?
- The beautiful Tianjin library
- The world as 100 people
- The operation was a success but the patient died
- Above and Beyond’s “Leadership Matters”
- APQC “Capitalising on Curiosity”
- Stan Garfield “Articles about Culture”
- Lawyer Challenge result AI beats lawyers
- Avinish Mistra’s “Do I want a career in KM?”
- Stan Garfield’s “A baker’s dozen insights on KM”
- Patrick DiDomenico “Innovation in law firms: it’s not just tech”
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