Author Archives: knowledge4lawyers

About knowledge4lawyers

I am a lawyer and a Knowledge Management expert. Through The Knowledge Business I help law firms improve their efficiency and profitability through knowledge services - consultancy, training and implementation help.

Motivations

Often those of us who work in Knowledge and Learning have to ask people to go beyond their core role: we ask lawyers to supervise junior members of staff; we ask them to write articles about complex areas of law … Continue reading

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2021 Knowledge Network UK

What is the Knowledge Network? Knowledge Network is a supportive and friendly group for those who work in Information, Knowledge and Learning in professional services firms, such as law firms. It is run by me, Helene Russell of TheKnowledgeBusiness, and … Continue reading

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Making Communities of Practice work – Part 3

Today I’m delighted to share with you the last of my interviews on the practical topic of making Communities of Practice work. For this last interview, we hear from Anne Bergen, PhD; Director, Knowledge to Action Consulting Inc. Anne is … Continue reading

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Making Communities of Practice work – Part 2

Following on from their workshop at the Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum and my interview a couple of weeks ago with Travis Sztainert, I am delighted to introduce you to Kate Wetherow, Organisational Learning Specialist, and bring you her experiences with … Continue reading

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Making Communities of Practice work

Last month I attended the Canadian online Knowledge Mobilization Forum and particularly enjoyed a discussion on the topic of Communities of Practice (if you’d like a little primer on what a CoP is, click here). In fact, I enjoyed it … Continue reading

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Knowledge sharing in liminal spaces

I’m delighted to welcome Ian Rodwell, Head of Client Knowledge and Learning at Linklaters, to Knowledge4Lawyers. Ian provides training and guidance to the firm’s clients – global corporates, banks, governments – on an extensive range of business skills topics. Ian is … Continue reading

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Psychological safety for knowledge sharing

It’s a simple truth that no one will share their knowledge if they don’t feel that it is safe to do so. And, as you can imagine, without this sense of safety, the sharing of knowledge about failures and near … Continue reading

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Feeling confident?

Who should feel confident? Who is an expert? Some more musings here.

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Collaboration, conversation and knowledge sharing … in a pandemic

It was a delight to speak with Dave Wilson of Tiger Eye Consulting earlier this month on the topic of collaboration, conversation and knowledge sharing in these difficult times. Our full interview is online (KM Conversations: Exploring KM and Collaboration), … Continue reading

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How do you spot a wise person?

(Also works for wise women!)

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