Category Archives: Communication

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 – but then act in ways that virtually ensure they won’t get it.  

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Come Back!

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Are You Curious?

“Curiosity has been the most valuable quality, the most important resource, the central motivation of my life,” writes Hollywood producer Brian Grazer, as quoted in 5 Leadership Lessons: How to be More Creative and Enrich Your Life (Leading Blog).

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I’ll Have My People Call Your People

I don’t have “people.” Heck, I don’t even have an office, a real job, or a department. But if I did, I’m pretty sure I’d find this article on building workplace relationships helpful.

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Back in the Swing

 

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What Aren’t They Telling You? And Why?

If you’re a manager, whether in a library, or somewhere else, it is important to foster an environment where employees are not afraid to tell you hard truths. 10 Things Your Employees Aren’t Telling You If this is the case … Continue reading

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Playing Catch Up

We all do it, at home and at work.  And I do it on this blog. I’ve got a bunch of links I’ve been saving up to write about.  Here’s a potpourri of some from The Fast Track: 5 Things … Continue reading

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Accountability Doesn’t Just Happen

If you are a leader, manager, supervisor, director, boss. . .  you have others who are (or should be!) accountable to you. But it is not unusual to have accountability problems, such as staff who miss deadlines or submit substandard … Continue reading

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