Category Archives: Employees

Problems or Solutions?

This is a tough one I think.   Advertisements

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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. 🙂 Sometimes, in fact, directors and staff are really busy with one project or another.

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“That’ll Never Work!”

Negativity is not a good thing.

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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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Helicopter Bosses?

I’ve heard of helicopter parents, who “hover” over their children, doing things children can (and should) do for themselves, but I had never heard of helicopter bosses.

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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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Are They Engaged?

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Stuck in the Middle

 

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