PKM = personal knowledge mastery
Why is PKM necessary?
Most of us work with others. We cannot do everything alone. We need advice and guidance on complex matters. This requires a knowledge network. We most readily take advice from people we trust. By building a network and getting to know people with expertise we can learn and have access to knowledge beyond ours. Successful people have diverse, but select professional social networks.
How do I master PKM?
Start with the three core perspectives of PKM: seek > sense > share.
- Continuously seek out people and knowledge to improve the breadth and diversity of your knowledge networks.
- Experiment on a regular basis to try out new practices in order to learn by doing.
- Make sense of your life and work by making your thoughts explicit (sense-making). Review these from time to time.
- Seek out communities of peers that will enable you to improve your professional practices.
- Share your learning with discretion at work, in your communities of practice, and with your social networks.
How do I get started?
Read more about PKM
Watch a video of a 2017 presentation
Try a new (seeking, sense-making, or sharing) learning tool for at least 40 days and evaluate its usefulness.
Participate in a PKM workshop