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.

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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Fearlessness

Where innovation can make the difference between success and failure, it is not enough to hire smart, motivated people. Knowledgeable, skilled and well-meaning people cannot always contribute what they know at that critical moment on the job when it is … Continue reading

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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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