• If you were asked to meet with a client as an expert in the specialty
  1. would you be comfortable doing so?
  2. would the client be pleased following the meeting?
  • Choose one or more specialties in which
  1. you are an expert, or
  2. you would like to become an expert
  • Focus your development on those specialties
  • Read books — start with these dozen, then choose ones that match your chosen specialties:
  1. The Future of Knowledge: Increasing Prosperity through Value Networks by Verna Allee
  2. Learning to Fly: Practical Knowledge Management from Leading and Learning Organizations by Chris Collison & Geoff Parcell
  3. Working Knowledge: How Organizations Manage What They Know by Thomas Davenport and Laurence Prusak
  4. Squirrel Inc.: A Fable of Leadership through Storytelling by Stephen Denning
  5. Common Knowledge: How Companies Thrive by Sharing What They Know by Nancy M. Dixon
  6. Implementing a Successful KM Programme by Stan Garfield
  7. Organising Knowledge: Taxonomies, Knowledge and Organisational Effectiveness by Patrick Lambe
  8. If Only We Knew What We Know: The Transfer of Internal Knowledge and Best Practice by Carla O’Dell & C Jackson Grayson
  9. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Knowledge Management by Melissie Rumizen
  10. Knowing Knowledge by George Siemens
  11. The Wealth of Knowledge: Intellectual Capital and the Twenty-first Century Organization by Thomas A. Stewart
  12. Cultivating Communities of Practice: A Guide to Managing Knowledge by Etienne Wenger, Richard McDermott, & William M. Snyder
  • Subscribe: Get email or RSS and regularly read the threaded discussion board
  • Post: Start a new thread or reply in the threaded discussion board
  • Attend: Participate in community events
  • Contribute: Submit content to the community newsletter, blog, wiki, or site
  • Engage: Ask or answer a question, make a comment, give a presentation, and help lead
  1. Schedules: TweetReports and Twubs
  2. Tools: Tchat and Twubs
  1. #MM Meeting Monday: Link to upcoming conferences and events for the week
  2. #TT Trackback Tuesday: Link to blog posts
  3. #WW Website Wednesday: Link to sites
  4. #TiTh Title Thursday: Link to books
  5. #FF Follow Friday: Recommend other tweeters to follow
  • Present at
  1. internal meetings
  2. con calls
  3. community meetings
  4. conferences
  5. client meetings
  • Ask an established expert to allow you to co-present
  • Offer to help facilitate a panel discussion
  • Develop and conduct training
  1. test your ideas
  2. solicit comments
  3. refine your thinking about a topic
  • Online
  • At a university
  • Before or after a conference
  • From a specialized vendor
  • Ask someone you respect for a short initial conversation, to be followed by recurring ones if the first one goes well
  • Post in a community discussion board to request one
  • Write to a book author
  • Comment to a blogger
  • Reply to a tweeter
  • Talk to a presenter at a conference
  • Visit the site of a thought leader and send an email message
  • If the author, blogger, tweeter, presenter, or thought leader is unable to act as a mentor, ask them to refer someone else




Knowledge Management Author and Speaker, Founder of SIKM Leaders Community, Community Evangelist, Knowledge Manager https://sites.google.com/site/stangarfield/

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