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1994-2010 Performing as a “sales consultant” guiding companies in Marketing to the Government (MTG). Note that these 16 years of private sector procurement experience and the prior five (5) years inside of government with several significant transformation managements surely enabled Osborne to influence government to improve contracting for small business owners while these same events also helped set the stage for much of the current government success with government contracting preference programs today.

In conclusion, the family “relationship” responsibilities for over 50 years of marriage as well as various leadership roles in the Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus enabled Leutrell “Mike” Osborne, Sr. to gain significant insight and sensitivity for community stake holder expectations that further assisted him in becoming the transformation agent SME he is today.

Thus, Osborne feels feels he epitomizes the transformational leader. If we examine the overview of Transformational Leadership Theory, we see he fulfills the criteria and has experience in each segment.

A Chief Knowledge Officer is a senior executive who is responsible for ensuring that an organization maximizes the value it achieves through one of its most important assets – knowledge. Although only a few companies have people with this explicit title, those with similar responsibilities include Director of Intellectual Capital, Director of Innovation. The role of a CKO is broader and different than CIO (Chief Information Officer). You need a CKO to:

  • Maximize the returns on your investment in knowledge – people, processes and intellectual capital
  • Exploit your intangible assets e.g. know-how, patents, customer relationships
  • Repeat your successes and share best practices
  • Improve your innovation – the commercialization of ideas
  • Avoid knowledge loss and leakage after organizational restructuring.

A chief knowledge officer[1] (CKO) is an organizational leader, responsible for ensuring that the organization maximizes the value it achieves through “knowledge“. The CKO is responsible for managing intellectual capital and the custodian of Knowledge Management practices in an organization. [1]CKO is not just a relabelling of the title “chief information officer” – the CKO role is much broader. CKOs can help an organization maximize the returns on investment in knowledge (people, processes and intellectual capital), exploit their intangible assets (know-how, patents, customer relationships), repeat successes, share best practices, improve innovation, and avoid knowledge loss after organizational restructuring.CKO responsibilities include such things as:

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