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Knowledge words to think on

EXPLICIT KNOWLEDGE – formal and systematic; easily communicated and shared, hard facts

 TACIT KNOWLEDGE – highly personal, hard to formalize and communicate; consists partly of technical skills, mental models, beliefs and perspectives so ingrained that we take them for granted.

METAPHOR – a distinctive method of perception, a way for individuals grounded in different contests and experiences to understand something intuitively through the use of imagination and symbols

ANALOGY – a structured process of reconciling contractions and making distinctions; similarity; an inference that if 2 or more things agree in one area they will probably agree in other areas

Which of these will you use today and how?

Reference: Harvard Business Review on KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT


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Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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