About the authors

Geoff Parcell is a business coach, mentor and speaker, and a master practitioner of knowledge management. He is director and owner of practical KM ltd. (www.practicalkm.com). Formerly with BP, he worked on Organisational Capability, looking to make the organisation greater than the sum of the parts. He also coached business leaders and their teams and he was a senior advisor on Knowledge Management.geoff

BP seconded Geoff to the United Nations for 18 months, where he introduced an approach for sharing expertise and experience in the global response to HIV and AIDS. Geoff remains a coach in the non-profit organisation “The Constellation for AIDS Competence” continuing his commitment to create a world where AIDS Competence spreads faster than the virus by stimulating and connecting local responses.

collison_001Chris Col
lison is an independent consultant, advisor and motivational speaker in the fields of knowledge management and organisational learning. He fulfilled senior roles in BP and Centrica, spanning IT, Finance, HR, organisational and leadership development before establishing Knowledgeable Ltd (www.knowledgeableltd.com) in 2005.

He now works with a wide variety of private and public sector organisations around the world, building their capability to share knowledge, learn and improve. His clients include Shell, Unilever, Oracle, Credit Suisse and the NHS. Chris is an associate at Henley and Cranfield Business Schools, and is a chartered fellow of the CIPD. He lives in

Berkshire with his wife and two daughters.

Both Geoff and Chris are co-authors of the business best-seller, Learning to Fly: Practical Knowledge Management from Leading and Learning Organizations.(Capstone 2001,2004)

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