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Knowledge is NOT power

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 26 November 2018



Knowledge is NOT power
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 221
Posted DateMonday 26 November 2018 17:37 GMT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen

You can have perfect knowledge but
  1. ignore it
  2. not accept it as true
  3. not understand it
  4. be biased against it
  5. not appreciate its relevance
  6. be too busy to act on it
  7. not have the political skills to influence or persuade senior management to take you seriously
  8. not have the budget or other resources to put the knowledge into action
  9. not have the leadership skills to act
  10. not have the collaborative skills to work with other people
Knowledge is not power. The self-motivation and the ability to act on knowledge and to influence and work with people (especially those in authority) is power.

If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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