Libraries, like all organizations, must have good leaders. Leaders are not born, they are made. Becoming a leader is a conscious decision.
I find these 11 Ground Rules That Leaders Ought to Know (from Leading Blog) a good place to start. What about you? Here are a few:
- Leaders don’t plan to be disrespected; Leaders practice universal principles than earn respect.
- Leaders don’t motivate followers; Leaders search for the wants and needs that motivate followers.
- Leaders don’t overreact to problems; Leaders prevent problems before they materialize.