Knowledge Leadership

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Routledge, Jun 14, 2012 - Business & Economics - 376 pages
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In Knowledge Leadership, Cavaleri and Seivert describe the dawning of a new era in which individuals are “leading” rather than “managing” knowledge. In the past, many knowledge-based initiatives have failed because leaders underestimated the powerful link between knowledge and performance improvement – and also because they mistakenly thought that “information” was the same as knowledge. Cavaleri and Seivert claim that, while information is a necessary precursor to knowledge, it is not sufficient in itself for improving business performance.

The authors describe notable organizations that use the pragmatic knowledge strategies they describe to gain competitive advantage. Pragmatic knowledge is the result of individuals’ developing a deeper understanding of how (and why) things work best in practice. The process of creating pragmatic knowledge transforms key lessons from systems thinking, total quality management, and organization learning into a powerful new business strategy.

To help readers apply the concepts and tools in this book, Cavaleri and Seivert draw on case examples and a decade of original cross-cultural research about knowledge leadership. They also invite readers to use The Knowledge Bias Profile to discover their knowledge leadership style. The book systematically outlines a user-friendly strategy for becoming a knowledge leader and for building high-performing, knowledge-based organizations.
 

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Contents

Part II BECOMING A KNOWLEDGE LEADER
33
Part III PUTTING KNOWLEDGE INTO ACTION
117
Part IV DEVELOPING PRAGMATIC KNOWLEDGE
155
Part V LEADING FAST KNOWLEDGEBASED ORGANIZATIONS KBOs
221
Part VI PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
303
Appendix A Development and Use of the Knowledge Bias Profile
332
Appendix B Essentials of Creating Pragmatic Knowledge
334
Appendix C 5Point Dynamic Mapping for Talent Retention and Development
341
Index
345
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Sharon Seivert is President of the "Core"poration, a consortium of business consultants, executive coaches, career counselors, and personal/life coaches who use the Elements of Success to foster greater balance in individual lives, personal and workplace relationships, companies, and communities. Sharon is also the author of "Working from Your Core: Personal and Corporate Wisdom in a World of Change" and is an accomplished musician. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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