Monday, 4 June 2007

Quotes on sharing

In an attempt to really impress the academics and gain valuable brownie points for my dissertation by reading both deeply AND broadly, I developed a cunning plan for finding authors outside of the immediate learning, knowledge sharing, knowledge management type literature - check out some quotes on learning, sharing, knowledge etc.

This cunning plan is based on the premise that if they've been quoted talking about something, maybe they know something about it.

It's working, I just have to keep focused and not find out everything there is to know about the politics of Barbados or the principles of environmentalism...


Here's some good sharing quotes - seems only right to share them...

Great leadership does not mean running away from reality. Sometimes the hard truths might just demoralize the company, but at other times sharing difficulties can inspire people to take action that will make the situation better.

Often, we are too slow to recognize how much and in what ways we can assist each other through sharing such expertise and knowledge.

In today's environment, hoarding knowledge ultimately erodes your power. If you know something very important, the way to get power is by actually sharing it.

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.

Leo.F. Buscaglia, he was really into Love

If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.

Rachel Carson, Environmentalist

You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.

Albert Camus, genius existentialist philosopher


jay said...

That's quite a list. From Leo to Camus.

I took a course from John Kotter, then got to know him a bit since I am one of the guinea pigs described in his book.

Helen Nicol said...

Hi Jay

Yeah, should be fun reading up on their thoughts...

I'll have to look out for you in his book then...which one incidentally?

And thanks very much for my very first comment....

Anonymous said...

Just started to research the whole concept of learning in the NwOW aka ent 2.0 and onwards. I like the material you've posted and looking forward to reading and discussing issues.


Anonymous said...

The ideas that we collectively share do have impacts when we least expect them. I'm doing some light research on a book and came along this blog - good articles, by the way. My deepest appreciation comes from the quotes you shared which I definitely will be adding to my list to share with others. Keep up the good work.

Sandra B.

Helen Nicol said...

Thanks for your comments everyone, lovely to get feedback

Anonymous said...

Excellant collection nicol !
I think i need more quotes on this.

Keep it up.

From Calcutta, India