About yigalc

I am Yigal Chamish, Inspiring, Creative and enthusiastic Knowledge Management and Social media consultant, speaker and lecturer . I am a Israeli blogger writing in Hebrew and in English. I collect and write stories about Organizations and Knowledge, as part of my intersts in Knowledge Management (KM), Storytelling, Social Networks and Blogs. Through the past ten years My direct activities have been focused on Organizational Learning, Knowledge management and Organizational Effectiveness. I am a knowledge management practitioner and consultant, writer, lecturer and PhD. Researcher on the topic of Knowledge Management. I also contribute to a blog, in Hebrew, which is positioned at the heart of the Knowledge management body of knowledge. The blog address is http://www.yigalchamish.com. Between the years 1999-2004 I was the knowledge manager at the Engineering & Planning division of Bezeq – the Israeli Telecommunication Corporation. I reported directly to the Bezeq VP of E&P. At that time, it was one of the very first positions in the field of Knowledge Management in Israeli corporations. I was responsible for the planning and execution of the Organizational learning and Knowledge Management program at the division. It incorporated conceptualization and development of KM Policy, Methodology and Implementation programs. Best practices stood at the core of that program, as means of knowledge sharing, new knowledge creation and maintaining knowledge flow. After one year, this KM program was appreciated as an effective program in the Israeli organizations scene. At the beginning of 2001, I initiated, established and lead the Israel Knowledge Managers’ Forum. The Israeli Knowledge Managers forum is a group of Israeli knowledge managers, professionals and practitioners, from various business and public sectors, who study KM and contributing to build the KM body of knowledge. The forum vision is to contribute to the emerging discipline of KM, to maintain professional contacts with relevant colleagues and groups in Israel and abroad, and to serve as a center of KM in Israel. Since it’s inception, members of the forum meet regularly each month to maintain an ongoing virtual dialog, focusing on organizational KM programs as well as general issues in the KM discipline. The forum includes around 60 Knowledge Managers across all business sectors.

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A Story on an Executive, Management and Knowledge

Few days ago I came across Matt Simpson‘s story on “The manager who thought he could create a community”. It is a kind of stories that you often face during work with organizations and executives. A story which combines Executives, Knowledge and Technology, and misunderstanding of the nature of knowledge in organizations.

Awassa, Ethiopia

Awassa, Ethiopia

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Knowledge Management – Know where you came from and plan where you want to go

We all familiar with story about Alice approaching a junction in the wood, wondering to turn to the left or right. The advice given by Cheshire the cat is well known in the business scene: firstly, plan where you want to go, than move towards it. Continue reading

Obama the storyteller – Leadership at its best

Yes, he sure can. He sure have a unique story, and he sure know to tell a true story. And, he sure can, tell this story.

At midnight time in the United States, I watched a great leader tells a leadership exciting story: It was the president-elect, sen. Barack Obama. You just have to watch it yourself and listen carefully and you will find all the neccessary ingredients of a leadership message carried out.

In his story there is hope, care, sincere love and deep emotions, cahllenges, immagination, knowledge, personal feelings and a warm sense of trust. It was told with a true enthusiasm and excitment. it disregard the past, however it was focused and stre to the future. It did not ignore the difficulties but it determined his obligation to work hard and learn. It was point to all people at the near and at the far audience.

It has a breath-traking story about a 106 years old lady who saw all, and still got hope that “we can”. And this story, was carefully connected to the young generation as well.

It was a great story which was told by a great storyteller. We can and should learn from it.

It has meaning, it creats sense and make sense, it formulate meaning, and it delivered a message.

Yes, we (also) can, wherever we are.

What is it about knowledge?!

It is nearly ten years now, since I first started my journey to the world of knowledge in organizations. As I recall, it was at the end of 1998, my boss call me and suggested that I will “see what it is all about”, where “it” was referred to “Knowledge Management”. At that time, I was not aware the full extent of this issue, nor I would imagine what would become my main interest an activity for years to come. Continue reading