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Leadership in the Knowledge Economy

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Abstract: Leadership is a key influence on the conduct and outcomes of knowledge management in organizations and economies. This chapter advances and describes seven essential aspects of effective knowledge leadership: context, competence, culture, communities, conversation, communication, and coaching. It argues for the importance of leadership in measuring the results of knowledge initiatives. The chapter closes with a knowledge leadership litmus test.

Keywords: Coaching – Communication – Communities – Competence – Context – Conversation – Culture – Innovation – Knowledge Economy – Knowledge Leadership – Leadership

Debra M. Amidon, Doug Macnamara: The 7 C’s of Knowledge Leadership: Innovating Our Future. In: Holsapple, C. W. (Ed.): Handbook on Knowledge Management. Volume 1: Knowledge Matters. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag (International Handbooks on Information Systems Series), 2004: 539-551

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Similar full text from author in the Leadership Acumen 1)

Alternative book chapter & article:

  • Debra M. Amidon: Modern Knowledge Leadership: the 7 Cs. In: Debra M. Amidon: The Innovation SuperHighway: Harnessing Intellectual Capital for Sustainable Collaborative Advantage. Butterworth Heinemann, 2003: 203-221 (Ch. 12) Preview », Purchase »
  • Debra M. Amidon: The 7C’s of Knowledge Leadership. TRAK Magazine (the journal for the TIAS Business School, Tilburg University), Winter, 2001.

Related resources:

1) This article was originally published in the 2001 Handbook of Business Strategy (Thompson Financial Media, 2000)

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Tags: Banff Executive Leadership, Coaching, communication, communities, competence, competencies, context, conversation, Culture, ENTOVATION International, innovation, knowledge economy, knowledge leader, leadership, management styles

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