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Trust Through Consistent Action

It’s day 2 of my personal knowledge mastery practice (PKM) revamp using (and beta testing) Sea Salt Learning’s Social Leadership cards.

Today I am working on the Trust Through Consistent Action card.

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Finding my narrative

I am kicking of the new year by revamping my personal knowledge management practice using (and beta testing) Sea Salt Learning’s Social Leadership cards.

Today I started with the Finding your narrative card.

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Packing #PKM with #WOL

In this week’s PKM chat we will be discussing where the concepts of #PKM & #WOL may or may not intersect. It’s the third part of a three part series deep diving into how we think about and use these concepts.  You can catch up on weeks one and two here and here.

This week’s framing post is a joint effort between Gail Radeki of Raft Learning and Kate Pinner of Rustic Learning.  We have spent some time thinking about both of these concepts and what they mean to us.  This is what led us to co-host this next chat as a way to help ourselves and others explain and use both concepts.

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Friday Reflection: “This, this is reality”

My friend and I have a saying we use when we are mountain biking up a really steep hill and are out of breath or walk over some crazy feature – we point at each other and say: “This, this is reality.”

Surrounded by a culture of extreme athletes where some of the worlds best live and ride, we us this saying to remind us that we ride for us.  We use it to remind us of what our reality is: the fact that riding to enjoy company with friends, to be in nature and to get our “treat” at the end is good enough for us.

Well folks, this same philosophy applies just as well to my PKM practice. Continue reading “Friday Reflection: “This, this is reality””

PKM is Kinda Like Therapy

I’m on a plane to Maryland for my Dad’s 75th birthday catching up on my backlog of “read it later” articles.  In these articles, I came across one from Harold Jarche on the evolution of his Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) process. Reading through it I had an “Ah Ha” moment.

Somewhere along the line I forgot about the “Experimenting” part of the sense-making process.  OK, so maybe it was more like I ignored it as experimentation is messy. I want a process that’s nice and neat, all wrapped up in a pretty package (insert tantrum like foot stomping here).

This is not PKM.  The essence of PKM is Experimentation.  Experimentation at it’s very core is messy. You just have to keep plugging away and trying to figure out what works. What works is also different for everybody and can/will change on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

UGH! why is that so hard for me? Sometimes I feel like the whole PKM process is like therapy.  It forces you to face your perfection/failure issues and is a constant reminder (which I obviously need) of how easy it is to fall back into the trap of “perfect.”   Guess that’s why it so good for me ; )

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