Introductions

Cory Cannon
Cory Cannon Certified Knowledge Manager Cannon-Lear Enterprises L.L.C.

Hello my name Cory Cannon of Cannon-Lear Enterprises L.L.C., which is an affiliate of Knoco Ltd. Just few bits of information about myself. I have been in the military (between the United States Marine Corps the United States Army and Army Reserves) for 17 years this year and have worked as a Department of Army Civilian at the Center for Army Lessons Learned for 3 years. During that time I have deployed twice to Iraq to conduct logistical convoys, and focus on Knowledge Management activities for the Senior Logistics Command in Iraq.

I received my Certified Knowledge Manager certification through the International Knowledge Management Institute and have taken the Army Knowledge Management Qualification Course to receive the additional skill identifier of Knowledge Management Professional. Academically, I have a bachelor degree in Political Science from Emporia State University a master’s degree in Political Science from Fort Hays State University and currently a PhD student at Bangkok University in the area of Knowledge and Innovation Management.

As a retired Major in the United States Army Reserves, I was the Knowledge Management Officer of a General Officer Command assisting with the Department of Defense and Joint Staff with developing Knowledge Management career path for both military and civilian government employees. I am also a PhD Graduate Assistant at Emporia State University where I supervise the School of Library and Information Management’s technology support desk as well as preform Knowledge Management assessments.

The services I conduct for Knoco Ltd are listed in the graphic below

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Knoco Ltd. KM Service Wheel

If you would like to have more information on any of these services please feel free to contact me at cory.cannon@knoco.com

Leadership expectation

Cannon-Lear Enterprises L.L.C.

Leadership expectation
Posted on 17 April 2016 by cannonco
Through my years working in Knowledge Management in both the military and civilian realms, one of the items that always comes up is the importance of governance for the program. Establishment of clear expectations for how Knowledge Management program will work in the organization provides that much needed guidance for the Knowledge workers in the company.

There are three simple things to consider when developing these expectations:

Ensure your Knowledge Management policy follows the mission and vision of the organization. Having your governance nested with the mission and vision links your program to the larger strategic goals of the company and gains that crucial buy-in from the Corporate Levels of the company.
Include a statement from the leadership expressing the importance of the program. This can be a simple one page forward or memorandum from the person who is either the company president or the person who acts in the Chief of Staff role for the organization. This statement gives validity to your program and shows the middle management they need to take this policy seriously.
Understand who is your audience: If your company is at one location with only local individuals then KM governance and a KM policy are relatively easy to develop. However, if the organization involves multiple locations and especially different cultures, these have to be kept in consideration.

These considerations, no matter if the organization is only 50 people from the local neighborhood or 50,000 people from 64 nations gives the focus on your program and the importance it is not only to yourself but how it affects the entire mission of the company.

Contact us for help in defining your own KM policy. Or click here for the February edition of the Knoco Ltd Newsletter