Date: May 26, 2009

Author: JT

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Challenge Institutional Knowledge

For the newcomer to an organization, institutional knowledge (aka ‘fact’) is almost immediately recognized. As you meet with people, you are frequently exposed to ‘facts.’ Institutional knowledge, or ‘memory,’ is formed of those tidbits of foundational knowledge on which decisions are based, often pre-dating the individual(s) providing them.

Institutional knowledge is something that, the older it gets, is increasingly subject to becoming a factoid. A ‘factoid,’ in an original definition was simply considered a snippet of a fact. Over time, the definition has evolved to be, “something which becomes accepted as fact, although it may not be true.” (Oxford English Dictionary)

Date: May 1, 2009

Author: JT

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Comments Off on Simplicity


At times it seems complexity, especially unnecessary complexity, is winning the day. But Why? A key reason: Simplicity can require courage and hard work.

Date: April 27, 2009

Author: JT

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Practice Mastery

Written for the MSTA (HSTA): The topic is motorcyclists and their pursuit of mastery. Whether you too are a motorcyclist or not, I think you will find there are strong parallels toward mastery regardless of what you pursue.