Congratulations! You’ve got your first job managing others! You will probably enjoy it, and be very good at it. But I have to tell you, there are some things you might not have thought of. So here are some tips … Continue reading
Sometimes as a manager you feel your team isn’t accomplishing as much as it should. The problem can be with one team member.
If your team or organization is having productivity problems, perhaps the problem is one particular individual. Don’t ignore the problem, and don’t let it slide. It won’t get better without intervention. Combat the Effects of a Divisive Team Member has … Continue reading
We all, employees and managers alike, make mistakes. But when employees do make mistakes, it is the manager’s job to help correct them.
Good libraries are led by good leaders. But there are also leaders who are not always at the “top.”
How many languages can you speak?
So we recently talked about being new to management. Today we talk about what to do when as a new (or not so new!) manager you give feedback that results in tears, anger, or gossip.
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
An accidental manager is someone who falls into a supervisory role without the least qualifications to oversee the work of others.”