Knowledge Leadership The Art and Science of the Knowledge-Based Organization

ISBN-10: 0750678402

ISBN-13: 9780750678407

Edition: 2005

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Description: 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. * Applies well-respected theories of the learning organization and the knowledge-creating company to improving corporate leadership in the knowledge economy * Based on research with hundreds of managers in the US and Asia * Provides a simple framework for improvingleader's knowledge gained from experience

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Book details

List price: $57.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/28/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Why Should You Care about Knowledge?
The Knowledge Leadership Challenge
The Emerging Era of the Knowledge Leader
Becoming a Knowledge Leader
Discovering Your Knowledge Leadership Style
Learning from Commissar and Yogi Leaders
Stepping Back to Envision New Possibilities
Studying Knowledge Leadership Behavior: Lessons from Cross-Cultural Research
Putting Knowledge into Action
Aligning Knowledge with Business Strategies
Understanding the Role of Knowledge in Organizations
Developing Pragmatic Knowledge
Putting Action into Knowledge
Learning to Make Knowledge Pragmatic
Leading Knowledge Processing
Leading FAST Knowledge-Based Organizations (KBOs)
Developing FAST KBOs
Learning from Experience: A Case of Mistaken Identity
Balancing Knowledge and Management Systems
Constructing Effective Knowledge Infrastructures
Putting It All Together
Using 5-Point Dynamic Mapping to Lead FAST KBOs
Development and Use of the Knowledge Bias Profile
Essentials of Creating Pragmatic Knowledge
5-Point Dynamic Mapping for Talent Retention and Development
Index
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