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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.

Practice what you preach

“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 … Continue reading

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Knowledge rests …

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Virtual collaborations – making them work

Virtual collaborations are necessary now, but how can you make them work? I’ve been gathering some thoughts from practitioners and advisors about how to make virtual collaborations work well in these difficult times. These are some of our conclusions, but … Continue reading

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Fantastic value webinars

At the Knowledge and Information Management group at CILIP (of which I’m Chair) we’ve got some fantastic value webinars coming up which might be of interest to you, whether you are a CILIP person or not. The theme for the … Continue reading

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Change …

Most knowledge projects require change. If you are interested in change management training, you can find details of all my up-coming workshops here.

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Layer cakes and legal content writing

A guest article from Sue Bramall of Berners Marketing. A sponge cake is a cake, but it is not quite the same as a Victoria sandwich (with its cream filling), or a Sachertorte with its rich chocolate coating, or a … Continue reading

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5 top tips to encourage brave knowledge sharing

“I’m not pro-failure, I’m pro-learning.” Astro Teller, Google X. “Failure is not a bug of learning, it’s a feature.” Rachel Simmons, Smith College. “The greatest enemy of learning is knowing.” saying/proverb Sometimes it can be incredibly difficult to persuade people … Continue reading

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Learning, unlearning and new learning

Whilst we think a lot about creation of new knowledge in KM – learning from experiences, learning from databases, learning from each other – one thing we talk less about is the need for unlearning as well. People, especially experienced … Continue reading

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KM teams – the post-pandemic landscape

We (in Knowledge Network) just had such an interesting discussion led by Simon Burton of CB Resourcing, looking at how KM teams have stepped up to help their organisation adapt to new ways of delivering client services during the lockdown, … Continue reading

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Exciting news!

I’ve started another book. It’s one I’ve been wanting to write for a while now and the silver lining to lockdown has been the time it has given me to write. Will be a while until it’s out, but keep … Continue reading

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