There's lots of stuff I mean to do to improve my weblog some day, and I often introspective reviewing cool ideas. From my home site upper left corner link to Organica which has found some sites that link to me, and how recently. This is a somewhat different perspective than Referers, and obviously Organica does not have the whole picture. I was checking those links whose last seen column was recent, and curious what they interested in, linking about (not always obvious) and I came across this gem (original source in German).
David Skyrme authored this great piece, identifying 12 kinds of Knowledge Workers QUOTE
"The expert - you have expertise in a domain of knowledge or a particular skill. You enjoy honing your knowledge and exercising your core skills. You are the recognized "expert" and stay with your choosen knowledge domain over many years.
Knowledge analyst - you love assimilating knowledge from many sources. You have many of the attributes of the expert (but are perhaps not as self-opinionated or self-promotionalist) and also of the packager. Others respect your views and like your 'rational' knowledge to support their arguments.
Knowledge leader - you have a broad area of knowledge and build bridges between knowledge (and people) in different domains. You are a generalist, not a specialist. You see the big picture and how knowledge supports organizational objective. You're the future CKO or CEO.
Knowledge networker - you are a knowledge broker and connector. You connect people to people and people to knowledge. A hybrid of expertise and leadership - you're scope is not too broad and you have a large address book. You don't know all the answers yourself, but you know a person who does.
Knowledge custodian - you like everything to be in its proper place. You love classifying knowledge and organizing content into taxonomies. You get upset if knowledge renegades upset the system. You're probably the knowledge centre manager.
Knowledge creator - you're an ideas person. Always thinking of new things to do, you never seem to have time to see them through to implementation. Your thinking goes off in several directions but you do come up with breakthrough ideas and innovative approaches.
Knowledge entrepreneur - you may not have the best ideas yourself, but you do recognize those that have potential. You are the bridge between the creator and the packager. You have a good story to tell and are committed to making a difference.
Knowledge packager - if you didn't do knowledge work you would probably be an engineer or mechanic. You assemble all the knowledge components to make something worthwhile. You help knowledge creators realize their dreams.
Knowledge visualizer - you like pictures, so you get away from those boring bulleted Powerpoint slide shows. You make your points in images, diagrams and perhaps even cartoons and music.
Knowledge activist - you are committed to a cause and will marshal the knowledge you need to support your case. You can also be a knowledge maverick, questioning the status quo and raising doubts in others about the efficacy of their hard-won knowledge. Although an irritant to the powers that be, it is often you who initiates change.
Knowledge seeker - ever curious, you are always asking "why" and seeking new knowledge. Even after you retire, you will go on knowledge delivery cruises to new exotic locations. The pursuit of knowledge for your personal fulfilment is your key driver. You couldn't care less if it's useful to others or not, but are always willing to share it enthusiastically.
Storyteller - you cut into the bullshit and encapsulate knowledge into highly memorable stories. You have a strong imagination and look for analogies and metaphors. The fact that storytelling is now a tool for corporate knowledge management means that you should have a bright career ahead - even if you did get turned down for the Edinburgh Festival fringe!"
I heard from Andrea Janssen who writes http://fliegenvonferne.blogspot.com and educated me as to the original source that was in German so it was non-obvious to me. QUOTE
The name of the writer in the German preceding text. This is a quote from David Skyrme's latest I3-Update which I am subscribed to. It ought to appear here soon: http://www.skyrme.com/updates/latest.htm but hasn't been put up yet. I was quite intrigued with the text and had to post it, but would feel better if you credited David in your text. UNQUOTE
Andrea goes on to inform me that "Martin Roell and I will be starting an English languaguage collaborative blog in a couple of weeks."
Here's a link on who Andrea Janssen is and what she's into - a whole lot more than Knowledge Management Consultant. I need to do a page like this about myself some time.