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Is Knowledge Management a "White Elephant"? No Such Animal!

Knowledge management is a major $72 billion field, not a passing fad. Its effectiveness depends on aligning methods with user needs and redefining goals as those needs evolve over time. Without this alignment, knowledge management risks becoming an irrelevant "white elephant" in an organization.

Knowledge Management - Carl Frappaolo - Book Review

The text explores practical aspects of knowledge management through Frappaolo's book. It covers key concepts like the chain of knowledge, application prototypes, portal software, leadership roles, and outlines ten steps for successful implementation. Emphasizes the importance of engagement and portrays knowledge management as a way of life.

Change Management - Book Review

This book by Jeffrey M. Hiatt and Timothy J. Creasy provides practical insights for managing organizational change, emphasizing adaptability and clear instructions. It covers individual and organizational change, principles, and the role of change management as a competitive advantage. Highly recommended for those in knowledge management, business intelligence, or general management.

Knowledge Management in Theory and Practice - Book Review

"Knowledge Management in Theory and Practice" by Kimiz Dalkir is a comprehensive guide covering theoretical and practical aspects of the field. It explores life cycles, models, technology, culture, and strategies. Despite a slight theoretical focus, it provides valuable insights into organizational knowledge management.

Making Innovation Work - Book Review

"Making Innovation Work" by David Epstein and Shelton challenges innovation stigmas, offering insights into fostering effective innovation. The book explores leadership, strategies, organizational structure, workflows, measurement, rewards, learning, and culture, emphasizing the dynamic nature of innovation within organizations.

Leading in a Culture of Change - Book Review

"Leading in a Culture of Change" by Michael Fullan rejects conventional leadership approaches, advocating five skills for effective change: moral intent, understanding change, building relationships, knowledge sharing, and consistency. Emphasizes authentic leadership, navigating complexity, fostering connections, and promoting continuous learning. Recommended for positive organizational impact.

Our Iceberg Is Melting - Book Review

John Kotter, renowned for change management expertise, co-authored a book with Holger Rathgeber, using an imaginative penguin world to illustrate change. A bestseller, it introduces the "who moved my cheese" concept subtly, presenting eight change management stages through a delightful narrative. Explore the book for a comprehensive understanding.

A Sense of Urgency - Book Cover

John P. Kotter's "A Sense of Urgency" outlines eight stages of change management. The book focuses on creating urgency as the initial crucial step. It delves into barriers like complacency and false urgency, providing tools such as emotional appeals and external perspectives. The summary encapsulates key insights for fostering urgency effectively.

The Six Secrets of Change - Book Review

In "The Six Secrets of Change," Michael Fullan presents a nuanced theory for success, focusing on employee love, meaningful connections, constructive feedback, on-the-job learning, data transparency, and organizational learning. Drawing insights from Toyota, the book emphasizes collaboration and adaptability for sustained success.

Mastering Organizational Knowledge Flow - Book Review

"Mastering Organizational Knowledge Flow" by Frank Leistner (2010) explores effective knowledge sharing in organizations. Leistner, SAS Knowledge Management Manager, challenges the term "knowledge management," advocating for knowledge flow management. The book covers key roles, initiating activities, success factors, obstacles, measurement, and knowledge management solutions. Recommended for knowledge managers, especially in high-tech.

Making Ideas Happen - Book Review

"Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality" (2010) by Scott Belsky delves into transforming ideas into reality. Covering organization, community forces, and leadership, it emphasizes action-oriented steps, community engagement, and effective leadership, offering practical insights for overcoming challenges in idea implementation.

The New Edge in Knowledge - Book Review

"The New Edge in Knowledge" (2011) by Carla O'Dell and Cindy Hubert explores knowledge management's transformative impact on businesses. Authored by APQC experts, the book delves into key topics, including strategy, mapping, solutions, social media, change management, and activity measurement, providing valuable insights for organizations navigating the knowledge landscape.

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