Story Share: On making small knowledge-related changes

  • September 26, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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Have you lead or made a small knowledge-related change that had some impact? Come share it with the Community.

In many public forums, the focus is on the big knowledge/information changes made, and often they involve the introduction of technology, and/or the leadership of senior people in the organisation. What if you don't have these ingredients? Can you still make meaningful change? I think: Yes! Help me prove this theory by bringing these micro changes to light.

Small Changes Smartly Made can set Big Things in Motion (borrowed from tagline of the book "The Power of Pull"). I believe we are a community that has knowledge of such changes that we can mobilise for immediate implementation and inspiration.

This session will be a Story Share format: Open mike for 5-10 minutes to share your story, with 5 minutes of Q&A.  First-time presenters are very welcome to use this forum to grow their presentation ability.

If you don't yet have a story to tell, how about thinking of a change you could make, doing it and sharing how it went? Add ideas in the comments below of changes people could make.

Your host for the evening is Helen Palmer. Contact Helen directly on [masked] if you want to secure a spot to share a story.


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  • Nicky H.

    Insights from "Small Changes" is available at

    November 13, 2012

  • Andrew DuLaney S.

    Thx for another inspirational and refreshing KMLF this year. Thx to Nicki, Pam, Jason and Stuart for sharing your stories. Stu- Thx for your Haiku Deck app suggestion.

    September 27, 2012

  • Dick C.

    Just a great way to share! Short but to the point. Many practical lessons and fruit for thought.

    September 27, 2012

  • Stuart F.

    Really liked the format. I think a more Ad-Hoc one could work too, but I think you need to limit the times so loud-mouths like that French guy don't hog the show ;)

    September 27, 2012

  • Stuart F.

    Link to Haiku Deck.

    KMLF Brainstorm - Recognition tactics

    * Ring a bell
    * Public Acknowledgement
    * Endorsement
    * Take out for a drink with close colleagues
    * Take a T-shirt for the team members of a remote team.
    * Positive Email.
    * - Copy their manager.
    * Bit for acknowledgement in every meeting.
    * Virtual introductions.
    * Share something you like and something you dislike up front.
    * Asking the person what they want to be acknowledged for and how they want to be acknowledged.
    * Like button in Facebook.

    September 27, 2012

  • Stuart F.

    September 27, 2012

  • Sharon B.

    Very enjoyable and informative event.

    September 27, 2012

  • Helen P.

    Thanks Nicki, Pam, Jason and Stuart for your stories.
    Takeaways are:
    * Rethink meeting etiquette - utilise lessons from Dr Seuss
    * Stir competitive spirit and publicly recognise an individual's contribution
    * Be aware of 'Yes but' in your conversations - turn it into 'Yes and' (Pledge to the challenge to make this personal change!)
    * Focus on character to foster meaningful connections with colleagues; acknowledge people who walk the talk (about values).

    Supporting references will soon be uploaded here in meetup to inform and inspire you to action.

    Sorry we didn't get to hear from Susannah - we're saving that for another time. :-)

    September 27, 2012

  • Helen M.

    Loved the format and the variety of stories shared by the presenters. Short, clear and insightful - looking forward to more of these! Thanks Helen P for hosting and facilitating - great job! :-)

    September 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    great session. well organised and facilitated . This was one of the best KMFL meetings I have been too as I was able to take insight, learning and common interest home

    September 26, 2012

  • Margaret L.

    Look forward to it Helen!

    September 21, 2012

  • Helen P.

    We have 5 presenters ready to share a story. They aim to inspire you to make small knowledge-related change in the coming week, without executive support, money or big technology. Get ready to create meaningful change!

    September 21, 2012

  • Helen P.

    I have accepted three requests for story-sharing spots. 3-4 more still available.
    If it's proving to be a constraint ... it's okay to share about the use of technology - preference is for personal use of technology (not enterprise adoption of a system.)

    September 10, 2012

  • Helen P.

    Do you want one of the story-sharing spots? Let me know!
    Are you looking out for a situation to report on? Are you thinking of something to try out and report on? Thinking caps on ... ready set, GO!

    August 20, 2012

  • Helen P.

    A story to share right now: May it inspire more stories to share on the night!

    At a group meeting, I got a new meme going: On blank piece of paper, I wrote down names as I was introduced to individuals. Names were placed on the paper in spatial relationship to their seat at the table.

    Meme was quickly copied by others at table. People quickly & confidently used each other's names.Result: Greater rapport & trust for the immediate conversation & for fostering longer term r'ships.

    1 · July 25, 2012

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