“Practice what you preach”.
I’m sure we all know this saying.
It’s an important one for getting people onside and building trust. If you can’t practice something yourself, you shouldn’t be preaching it to others.
But what about preaching what you practice too?
You need to lead by demonstrating the importance of a work practice (such as curiosity about negative events or taking time for knowledge sharing) but you also need to ensure that people *hear* about this practice too.
This isn’t about excessive pride or crowing about your successes, it is about sharing best practices, making sure that everyone understands how to achieve the most that they can in their work and helping your organisation to deliver on its strategy.
If you want to improve how you make your work more visible, start here:
- Rachael Wheatley spoke to my Bristol KN-UK group about value – this is a review of her training event
- Rachael and I discuss adding value and raising your profile
- This newsletter from Knoco Ltd last year has lots of great tips about marketing and selling KM in your workplace.
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