Knowledge managers are white ravens.
So claim project management consultants, quality managers... and knowledge managers.
Credits for the picture: redbubble.com
But than a CEO asked me - finally: Why?
Not why I was the white raven.
But why every knowledge manager is a white raven.
And I came down to following figure - I took the base from a book, but can't recall which one. But I made some additions. And the drawing I made face-to-face to the CEO was not as extensive. But convincing.
Those are the areas of expertise a knowledge manager should have the basics on.
And here you already see the reasons of knowledge managers with different interests:
the one focussing on complex theories - and handling them, the one focussing on the human parts in change management.
It's also the reason why, when I need really deep knowledge of e.g. a quality standard, I engage a specialist, as I do for large projects, and specialists.
Is it still possible - but not possible any more to be a top notch knowledge manager in all fields of knowledge management. Or are those the real white ravens?