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Building the Knowledge Culture

What Makes the “Ideal” Chief Executive? Knowledge Strategist?

Guy St. Clair

Take a look at the latest blog post from The Drucker Institute: If You Don’t Have Steve Jobs’ Personality, Don’t Fret. Continuing our ongoing discussion about the attributes of the successful knowledge strategist, here’s good advice about how to succeed as a leader. In my opinion what’s offered here applies as well to the knowledge strategist (or any knowledge worker with responsibility for knowledge services delivery) as to the CEO. And if you don’t have time to read the entire post, here are the five “practices in particular” that the most able leaders have acquired and turned into habits: 1.   They…
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Kevin Manion Speaks about the Successful Knowledge Strategist – Part 2 (Integrity and Leadership)

Guy St. Clair

  We continued our walk down Park Avenue, and Kevin Manion and I continued our good conversation about the attributes managers look for in the successful knowledge strategist. And on this subject, Kevin (who works at Consumer Reports in Yonkers, NY) is a man knows whereof he speaks. Throughout his wide-ranging career, Kevin has had an amazing run of valuable opportunities to put together his concepts about communication and knowledge management, knowledge services, and the link between knowledge strategy and the larger organizational business strategy (we explored these in the last SMR post). Prior to his current position as Director…
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Kevin Manion Speaks about the Successful Knowledge Strategist – Part I (Communication Excellence)

Guy St. Clair

  There was a hot conversation on Park Avenue the other night. I was out with friends for dinner, and as we walked downtown after dinner, along that famous New York boulevard, the conversation turned to some of the things we think about in our professional lives. As many readers know, I’m heavily involved in the M.S. in Information and Knowledge Strategy program at Columbia University. I’m wearing several “hats” relating to the program (including teaching), so the relationship between strategy in the general management community and the specifics of knowledge strategy development are often on my mind. I was…
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