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Part One: Secrets of Networking for Knowledge Management Impact

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Posted by Stan Garfield on 10/24/2017

You don’t have to go it alone to sell KM inside your organization. Take advantage of outside help by scheduling visits with others who are doing KM well, joining and participating in KM communities, using industry analyst reports, or retaining an outside consultant.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Systems, Stan Garfield, Knowledge Management Programs, Knowledge Management Impact

Three keys to KM leadership

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Posted by Stan Garfield on 10/12/2017

During my career as a KM practitioner, I have both observed and developed proven practices for leading successful knowledge management programs. They’re included in my new book on promoting knowledge management initiatives within the corporate world. Please read on for my thoughts on the essentials of KM leadership.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Proven KM Practices, Stan Garfield, Knowledge Management Programs

Part 3: The Single Most Important KM “Sale” You Can Make

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Posted by Stan Garfield on 10/5/2017

The single most important “KM sale” you can make is to your senior leaders. In my first two posts on this topic, I asserted that in my experience, if you get them on board, everything else will be much easier. If you can’t: try, try, and try again. Valuable tools for getting leaders' sponsorship and support include telling stories, making the business case, and selling the benefits. Please read on to learn about selling the benefits, drawn from my new book Proven Practices for Promoting a Knowledge Management Program.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Systems, Proven KM Practices, Stan Garfield, Knowledge Management Programs

Ready to Read: Proven Practices for Promoting a Knowledge Management Program

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Posted by Stan Garfield on 9/28/2017

I’m pleased to announce that my new book, Proven Practices for Promoting a Knowledge Management Program, is now available. Published by Lucidea Press, it will show you how to build a successful knowledge management program that gets ongoing leadership commitment and creates a knowledge-sharing culture. Please read on for more detail, and a special offer from Lucidea.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Proven KM Practices, Stan Garfield, Knowledge Management Programs

Part 2: The Single Most Important KM “Sale” You Can Make

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Posted by Stan Garfield on 9/21/2017

The single most important “KM sale” you can make is to your senior leaders. As mentioned in my previous post on this topic, if you get them on board, everything else will be much easier. If you can’t, you must keep trying until you do. To get their sponsorship and support, tell stories, make the business case, and sell the benefits. Please read on to learn about making the business case, drawn from my new book Proven Practices for Promoting Knowledge Management.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Systems, Proven KM Practices, Stan Garfield, Knowledge Management Programs

Part 1: The Single Most Important KM “Sale” You Can Make

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Posted by Stan Garfield on 9/14/2017

The single most important “KM sale” you can make is to your senior leaders. If you get them on board, everything else will be much easier. If you can’t, you need to keep trying until you do. To get their sponsorship and support, tell stories, make the business case, and sell the benefits. Please read on to learn about effective storytelling, drawn from my new book Proven Practices for Promoting a Knowledge Management Program.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Systems, Proven KM Practices, Stan Garfield, Knowledge Management Programs

Do You Understand How Your Organization’s Technology Apps are Reviewed and Approved?

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Posted by Stan Garfield on 7/18/2017

In my upcoming book on promoting knowledge management initiatives within the corporate world, I warn against focusing too much on technology, which is a very common problem. But you will ultimately need to use technology for your KM program, so it’s important to understand it and use it in the optimal way. A critical component of successful technology procurement and rollout is a thorough understanding of how technology products are reviewed and approved.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Inmagic Presto, Knowledge Management Systems, Proven KM Practices

10 Principles for Building and Maintaining Successful KM Communities

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Posted by Stan Garfield on 6/27/2017

In my upcoming book on promoting knowledge management initiatives within the corporate world, I share what I’ve learned about building lively, enduring communities for KM stakeholders, practitioners, and end users of organizational knowledge. Here’s an excerpt to (hopefully) pique your interest.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, KM Participation, Knowledge Management Systems

How Can You Nurture a Knowledge-Sharing Culture?

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Posted by Stan Garfield on 6/20/2017

In my upcoming book on promoting knowledge management initiatives within the corporate world, I share a number of tips on how to identify organizational barriers to knowledge sharing, and how to overcome them as you build the necessary culture for KM to thrive.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Inmagic Presto, Knowledge Management Systems, Presto, Proven KM Practices

Effective Knowledge Managers—Do You Recognize These Traits?

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Posted by Stan Garfield on 5/30/2017

During my career as a KM practitioner, I developed a profile of the most effective knowledge managers. It’s included in my upcoming book on promoting knowledge management initiatives within the corporate world.

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Topics: Library Management, Knowledge Management, Information Management, Inmagic Presto, Small Library Management, Knowledge Management Systems, Integrated Library Systems

Develop a Tailored KM Strategy with Proven Knowledge Management Components

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Posted by Stan Garfield on 5/18/2017

In my upcoming book on promoting knowledge management initiatives within the corporate world, I share a number of useful KM components that can be mixed and matched to suit an organization’s specific needs. Please read on for a sneak preview.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Systems, KM Strategy

How to be a Great KM Communicator

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Posted by Stan Garfield on 5/12/2017

In my upcoming book on promoting knowledge management initiatives within the corporate world, I include a chapter on communication. Timely communication is critical to successfully introducing a new KM initiative and keeping the organization informed of implementation progress.

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Topics: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management Systems, How to

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