Category Archives: Communication

Listen, Listen, Listen

I’m still working on this one.

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Feedback, not Criticism

In a workplace, whether it’s a library or some other organization, we need rules for employees, and we need to get along and work together. Really, it’s the same as in a home and family. We need to meet certain … Continue reading

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Don’t Bury Your Head in the Sand

It’s not a good look! It’s not productive!

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Sorry, I Don’t Have Time!

So, in libraries, as you probably know by now, we don’t just sit around and read books. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sometimes, in fact, directors and staff are really busy with one project or another.

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Cancel that Meeting!

In libraries, we tend to have lots of meetings. I’ve told you this before.

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Don’t Bury the Lead!

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We Need Mind-Readers

I wish I knew how many times a day I say to my husband, “I can’t read your mind, you know!” Even when we think we’re being crystal clear with each other, there’s so much room for misinterpretation.    

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Share, Listen, and Respect

Let’s talk a minute about sharing our ideas. Are you a “veteran” librarian who has been around the block a few (okay, many) times and you just know when something isn’t going to work?

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Tips Galore

Thank goodness we don’t have to “invent” every solution ourselves. Especially in libraries, just about every management issue you think you have, someone else has had it first, and more often than not, folks are willing to share tips with … Continue reading

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No, Really, I Want to Know

Managers often say that they want candid input from their teams โ€“ but then act in ways that virtually ensure they wonโ€™t get it.  

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