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A Leader's Guide to Knowledge Management by JoAnn Girard, John Girard

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Chapter 3

What Types of Knowledge Exist?

Scientia protenia est (Latin maxim, “For also knowledge itself is power.”)

—Sir Francis Bacon, Meditationes Sacrae (1597)

In this chapter, we introduce a new model of knowledge management enablers that we designed to help leaders conquer the knowledge challenges of today. The review begins with an overview of the knowledge challenges facing organizations. Next, a review of a number of knowledge management models concludes that five enablers are the most important. These five enablers are molded together to form a new exemplar based on the Japanese structure of the Torii. The results of a quantitative research project validate the Torii’s components of Technology, Leadership, Culture, Process, and Measurement. ...

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