I’m thinking about how organisations seek to achieve compliance of behaviour that is linked to their culture & values and how different approaches & to coaching & mentoring either enhance or conflict with the culture.
This is hurting my head at the moment, any ideas very welcome.
I’m currently looking for a new role after recently being made redundant. I haven’t been in this situation for many years and have experienced many of the feelings typically associated with change: loss, confused,disbelief, anger, acceptance……
It struck me just how easy it has been for me to forget many of the key messages that in the roles of a manager, coach, consultant & trainer, I would try to facilitate in others. A visit to a recruitment consultancy to discuss my CV this week reminded me that I needed to apply & internalise messages that I would encourage in others to myself, specifically;
Focus on achievements
Believe in yourself
Remember what’s important
Be clear about goals
Consider all options
Accept help & support from others
Value learning in all situations
The knowledge networker is described here by Mohamed Amine Chatti ;
“I believe that the new knowledge age is demanding new crucial skills based on knowledge networking rather than knowledge creation abilities. Since knowledge is distributed and ubiquitous in nature, everyone has to be a good knowledge networker. A Knowledge networker is one who has the ability to;
- identify connections, recognize patterns, and make sense between different knowledge sources.
- locate the person or the community/communities with the required know-how that can help achieving better results.
- navigate and learn across different communities.
- Connect and collaborate in different knowledge networks.”
I connected this with a previous post concerning new skills needed to help us cope with the abundance of information available to us;
Recognising patterns & trends
Filtering of knowledge and extracting the important elements
Determining the value of knowledge and ensuring it’s authentic
Achieving our purpose or goal by navigating between people, technologies, repositories and ideas.
Critical & creative thinking
Building networks in order to stay current and informed
Focusing on important tasks while undergoing a deluge of information
Acceptance of uncertainty
I wonder how different these skills will need to be in 12 months time?