Category Archives: Decision-making

Problems or Solutions?

This is a tough one I think.   Advertisements

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Push It!

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Try Something Different

Sometimes I am so overwhelmed by having too many choices that I am paralyzed and can’t make a decision.  Does this ever happen to you?  Do you respond by simply sticking to the same old standard choices?  I’m afraid I … Continue reading

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Trust Me!

Much of what we do in libraries is done as a team.  Good teamwork is an essential element if you’re going to have a successful library.   And trust is an essential element if you’re going to have a successful … Continue reading

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What Was I Saying?

Wait a minute. . . what was I saying?. . . where was I going?. . . what was I doing? . . .  Did I ever finish X?. . . I didn’t? Really? I meant to. . . Wait … Continue reading

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What Do You Expect?

First of all, for anyone who reads my blog who doesn’t know a lot about what library directors and library staff do—Let me make one thing perfectly clear:  We work hard.  People who work in libraries do not sit and … Continue reading

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Don’t Hit the Snooze Button

So often in life, whether our professional or personal lives, we get a wake up call.  Sometimes, like in the example in How to Answer a Wake Up Call (Seapoint Center), it is an uncomfortable one, and we just want … Continue reading

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Are you a Collaborative Leader?

And if not, why not?!  (And don’t tell me you’re not in a leadership position, either.  There is such a thing as leading from within, you know.) Anyway, be sure to check out 12 Things Collaborative Leaders Do by Jessie … Continue reading

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What Makes a Good Library Professional?

I’ve been helping out with a public library system director search process.  I love hiring and interviewing; I don’t know why, I just do.  This process has gone very well, partly because of a very good committee. Anyway, we’ve had … Continue reading

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Empowering Employees

Came across this thoughtful post this week:  Leaders Need to Understand the Risk and Trust Relationship.  I agree, it is so true:  “How can we get staff to make more decisions on their own, they always come to us for … Continue reading

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