The Courage to Click
I recently had the privilege of speaking to a college class about knowledge management. As these students begin exploring career avenues, one inquired about LinkedIn and whether it is truly an effective method to connect with people. Without hesitation, I endorsed LinkedIn. After all, I had connected with colleagues, mentees, and mentors via the professional […]
The Personal Touch
In this era of Instagrams, tweets, and linking in, an entire industry has evolved to help companies develop social media components to their communication strategies. It seems that all of the Social Media strategists, Communication Consultants, Web Developers, User Experience Designers, and User Interface specialists pour their talent and energies into one simple concept: The […]
Adjusting the Expert Filter
I recently read an article on KM World that questioned our overall progress with knowledge. There seems to be a lot of information out there. We are inundated with it. Yet, amid all the noise and distraction, how can we trust the information that we encounter? In this article (http://www.kmworld.com/Articles/Column/David-Weinberger/Progress-and-knowledge-87238.aspx), author David Weinberger made an […]
The Most Critical Skill
In the midst of my job search, I’m fascinated by the variety of qualifications and expectations listed for various roles. Beyond knowledge of specific methodologies, experience, and software, I’m noticing an increased emphasis on soft skills. Organizations are learning that the ability to be a self-directed, collaborative, flexible, and analytical problem solver who can manage […]
Don’t Force Me Into Your Format!
How many times have you gone to a fast or casual eatery and were interrupted mid-order with questions that you would have answered, had the server not interrupted you? You had ordered your salad and was requesting your dressing on the side when you were interrupted with questions about your beverage or bread. Is it […]
During last week’s Telepresence discussion with the Center for Information-Development Management group on LinkedIn, group member Doris expressed her challenges as a remote worker attending meetings. She often misses nuances of conversations that are barely within audible range. In addition, she welcomed the possibility of a telepresence, particularly during meetings so that she could have […]
Looking Ahead to Telepresence
Remember when a conference call was cutting edge? Now it’s commonplace. How about that first webinar? It wasn’t necessarily a cinch to get in, but once you got in, you were relieved to participate without having to fly to a different city. As companies tried to reduce travel costs, the adoption of virtual meetings seemed […]
Write It Down!
Hooray! 2011 is here! It is during these first few days of the new year that many people make (and break) resolutions. I must admit that I have conflicting thoughts about New Years Resolutions. One part of me believes in renewal and that we should take advantage of opportunities to become our best self – you […]
My New Year’s Resolution has morphed into a “before the year ends” resolution. The road to hell is paved with good intentions and I was well on my way as I vowed in January of 2010 create a web site dedicated to my professional passions. Time marched on. The task of creating this site kept getting […]