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Where does the CKO belong in the task org?

I was recently a part of a discussion that asked what section/directorate should the Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO) belong? Here was my response: Personally I think there is no use for a CKO in any Army organization. Our G-3s (even when manned by DACs) are not COO, our G-8s are not CFOs, and our commanders […]

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Creating an infographic based on your resume

Visualize.me infographic Over on LinkedIn in one of my favorite groups Knowledge Management Experts, one of the members shared with the KM community an infographic creation tool called Vizualize.me. This is a slick personal marketing tool that allows professionals to visually show off ones skills and experience in a quick way. You may not be familiar with […]

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Make your website popular

One of the most popular ways to increase traffic to your web site is to have inbound links, but all links are not the same. You want links that have “Juice.” As a Social Media consultant to businesses in the Central Texas area, I am often asked by people new to search engine optimization and […]

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Three considerations to gain control of content overload

Over on Mashable Business blogger and VP for digital media at MTV Dermot McCormack lays out what he calls the 3 Commandments for the Next Online Content Leaders. I gave it a look-see as creating, applying, organizing and transferring kknowledge has been a formula that made Topsarge Business Solutions the company it is today and we often tout that content […]

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How Companies use Social Media to hire employees, and what college students are to do about it

I was one of the presenters Aug 20th 2011 at Central Texas College Geekfest 2011where I will be talking to the self-professed “geeks” about the importance of protecting their online repution, and why it is so important. In today’s culture,especially for those college students fresh out of college who will be entering the job market, managing your […]

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What kind of phone owner are you?

Does the kind of mobile phone you have determine your savvy or geek factor? Here is a tongue in cheek look at the smartphone environment.   Dan Elder, MKMP Topsarge Business Solutions @dandotelder

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Unit Cycle dictates knowledge management posture

Where your unit is in the Army Forces Generation cycle dictates how it approaches knowledge management activities. For example, when you begin a cycle, usually at the conclusion of an operation or deployment, knowledge workers gather observations and best practices, archive and catalog good ideas and best practices, and finally improve processes that did not […]

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Plotting the Ability to Collaborate

I was recently reading a blog post “A Practical Guide To Collaboration” on Federal Computer Week by Steve Kelman who was quoting from a recent book called “Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid the Traps, Create Unity, and Reap Big Results” by Haas School of Business professor Morten Hansen of UC Berkley, who shares his 20-years experience […]

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Topsarge Capabilities Word Cloud

I got his idea from my pal Joe Pearson, a Senior Forums Facilitator supporting the Department of Defense out of Austin, TX. Here is a Wordle Tag Cloud based on keywords prevelant in my Linkedin Profile. The more often a word is mentioned, the larger the font is. You can use Wordle to build a tag […]

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Forget strategy, what about the Tools?

How many times do you hear the social media conversation decay to a discussion about the tools? SM platforms can sometimes be the bane of a social media expert’s existence, the fact is we all have to understand the bread and depth of the variety of tools that are out there. And don’t be complacent, how social […]

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