Richard McDermott

President of McDermott Consulting



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Richard McDermott
Richard McDermott is a leading author and consultant on designing knowledge organizations.

He is one of the founding thinkers on communities of practice, co-author of Cultivating Communities (Harvard University Press) and author of over 3 dozen articles on communities of practice, expertise development, and sharing good practice.

His articles have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, the California Management Review, the Journal of Knowledge Management, the Cutter IT Journal, The Knowledge Management Review and others.

He served as subject matter expert for six international studies, including the largest quantitative study yet conducted on how communities impact business and individual performance.

Dr. McDermott is a Visiting Academic Fellow at Henley Business School and an Associate of the Knowledge and Innovation Network sponsored by Warwick University.

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  Study of developing true expertise
Gurteen Knowledge-Log, David Gurteen, 14 October 2007

  How Do We Make People Do Things?
Gurteen Knowledge-Log, David Gurteen, 12 November 2007

  Latest Knowledge Cafes: London and Edinburgh
Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 21 February 2011

  Richard McDermott President of McDermott Consulting

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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