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Knowledge Management Best-Practices Options

Best practices in knowledge management have changed over the last two decades. Of the four views of knowledge management, the first, business strategy, has stayed the same. That is because knowledge management still begins with the business objective. To be competitive in the knowledge economy,companies focus on key high-level strategies: the serve the [...]

How Knowledge Management Builds Intellectual Capital

Forms of Intellectual Capital Intellectual Capital is a summation of several other forms of capital. These are human capital, relationship capital, intellectual assets, and time capital. Over time they all work with one another in the way shown in the “Forms of Intellectual Capital” figure. When thinking about knowledge management problems this view [...]

Implementing Knowledge Management Systems

Forms of Knowledge Implementing knowledge management systems into the day-to-day activities and processes into an R&D or corporate entity is difficult. First of all there are two types of knowledge in a variety of forms that must be utilized. Explicit knowledge is knowledge that is been articulated or codified in words or numbers. [...]

Utilizing Aesthetic Competencies in Innovation Leadership

Research conducted at the Center for Creative Leadership in the mid-1990s found that in order to be an effective leader of a technical organization charged with innovation, leaders need to discover their own aesthetic competencies and learn how to apply these in order to revitalize themselves, their work, and the organizations they serve. [...]

Utilizing Coaches

As mentioned in the section on teamwork above, building a successful team requires lots of hard work, ideas, experience, and good fortune. Leaders and team members alike need highly tuned people skills to thrive over the long haul. The successful leader is an exceptional coach and relationship builder. In his work on coaching, [...]

The Principles of Teamwork

The principles of teamwork can best be explored by adult learning models. These models are where people try out their teamwork skills in actual tasks and activities. It is not just book learning, it is experiential. Workshops usually focus on case studies that are relevant to the team members. Case studies lead learners [...]

Utilizing Effective Teams

Most people like to think of themselves as team players in public it is fashionable to say I’m all for teams. But when a person gets back to their organizations with 13 pressures, demands, politics, egos, and self-interest; teamwork is right out the window. Chris Argyris, an expert on group dynamics, describes this [...]

Typical tools Used by Mentors of Mavericks (MOMS)

MOMs, unlike Mavericks, can be developed, both in terms of skills and credibility. However potential MOMs are likely to perform better as a MOM if they are Mavericks as well, and show some proclivities for this role. Typical tools MOMs use for the various central role elements shown in the above MOM Advocacy [...]

Language Used by Mentors of Mavericks (MOMS)

Language Comparison MOMs are multilingual in the sense they seem to understand the different strata of the Corporation speak different languages. The Language Comparison figure illustrates this. Language is an essential element of MOMs credibility. MOM networks fill a critical translation function both horizontally, between various innovation constituencies, and vertically, between low-level Mavericks [...]

Thwarting the Innovator’s Dilemma, Using Mentors of Mavericks (MOMS) Effectively

In his book “the innovator’s dilemma” Clay Christensen talked about how an organization’s immune response system stamps out new breakthrough ideas. To thwart this immune response, Dick Cheverton,‎ Lanny Vincent,‎ and Bill Wilson found that maverick innovators’ new ideas and projects could best find their way to commercialization through the use of a [...]

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