Information brokers can successfully circumvent a knowledge hoarding culture by finding non-hoarders and in my experience, usually do.
Peter Block’s Flawless Answer to HOW?
“Surrender to God, not to some third shift supervisor.” — Peter Block, at the OD Summit in Chicago
If You Don’t Claim Enough for Yourself You Are Humiliated & Lose Face
One of the secrets to a successful life is to have no idea what others think of you or to just not care, to speak confidently regardless of what people say.
“Facilitating Tacit Knowledge Exchange” but nothing beats personal contact
They were more likely to provide their tacit knowledge over chat when I had shown a personal interest.
Meeting Marshall Goldsmith
One of the speaker at OD this week was Marshall Goldsmith, one of the Ken Blanchard guys (and, he said, the father of Kelly from Survivor Africa, a show I must have missed). I had meant to go to another session, but I was talking as is my wont and just decided to stay where I was. It happened to …
OD SUMMIT 2003: Talk by Peter Block
Peter Block had a weird plenary talk this morning. Although let’s face it, this is the reason that I signed up for this conference in the first place. He talked a lot about “having a conversation that we’ve never had before” in business. Our problem, he says, often stems from being stuck in the same conversation again and again. We …
Risk Aversion and Risk Taking
We are basically risk averse. Most of the people that you think are going to be risk-averse, are. For example, older workers, workers with seniority, and those in stereotypically risk-averse industries (e.g., retail banking) are more risk averse than others where other variables are constant. INFOSEC got most of its people from banking, and most from a very conservative bank …