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Other Voices: Jeri Lou McKinney Brings Knowledge Strategy to the Corporate Community

Guy St. Clair

  This post might to be considered (by some) as blatant promotion. Yep! They’re right about that. And Mr. Guy is making no apologies. Over the last couple of years I’ve become aware of how a colleague named Jeri Lou McKinney – in Dallas TX – is making a difference in getting the KM, knowledge services, knowledge strategy message across to the corporate community. McKinney is the founder and CEO of the Corporate e-Discovery Forum – Knowledge Strategy (CEDF-KS), which the non-profit organization started in 2006. I want to write about McKinney and CEDF-KS because I want to make sure that anyone…
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Knowledge Workers in the New Environment (3)

Guy St. Clair

  In the August 29th SMR post we gave attention to knowledge workers, a first “category” for people working in the knowledge domain. Another category is that of strategic knowledge professionals. These are knowledge development/knowledge sharing (KD/KS) employees often thought of as a company’s “information professionals,” “content professionals,” “IT specialists,” “information managers,” or any of the myriad new titles coming into the knowledge lexicon these days. As KM and knowledge services continue their move toward enterprise-wide acceptance (including acceptance and – to some extent – enthusiasm in the management community at large), we see the valuable role of the strategic knowledge professional extending…
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“Same Institution, Changing Culture, Different Economic Context, Different Set of Players….”

Guy St. Clair

Reviewing a few recent client assignments, I find myself intrigued when we get to speaking about what works and what doesn’t work. I’m also stimulated by comments offered in response to a previous SMR post about Sharing Techniques from the Development Community (which itself was inspired by Ian Thorpe’s Learning as Part of the Brand). As a result, I’m now seeing a perhaps-common thread, an opening for us to look at the connection between what we’re doing with KM/knowledge services and change management in the organizations we work with. Don’t run away. Yes, I know the term “change management” often brings about a…
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