I Believe in the Importance of Personal Knowledge Management — 2 Comments

  1. Great post Tom. I find that I will forget about a useful tool or habit every once in a while, and then something random jogs my memory and I use it again. I’d prefer to forget about those useful tools less and be more intentional about how I sort through my thoughts.

    I like this idea: “I like to schedule times during my week when I can digest captured knowledge and information. Much of my willful knowledge development happens quite naturally during these reflective times.” I might need to borrow this practice and find a way to incorporate it into my routine.

    • Thank you, Brian. Reflective time should be scheduled and jealously protected. Unfortunately there’s a phrase, “If you want something done, give it to a busy person.” Highly productive people often end up with a disproportionate share of workplace tasks because they deliver results. That adds pressure to the calendar and, at least in my case, my reflective time gets squeezed out more than I’d like. Still, I try to move the calendar entry, rather than eliminate it.

      I did say try.

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