Knowledge management (KM) professionals face persist problems in convincing colleagues to adopt KM initiatives and knowledge sharing behaviors. While there is useful learning on that adoption issue, this presentation encourages KM professionals to consider a different type of adoption. It encourages them to personally adopt a KM theory or framework that provides insight or guidance for their day-to-day work. To do this, KM professionals will need to stay abreast of the best and latest research in the discipline and, crucially, share through communities of practice (such as the SIKM leaders group) KM frameworks and theories that they have found most useful. In this way, we elevate the entire profession.