Category Archives: Management

Find Your Own Way

Some things that many people say libraries/librarians “should” do may be hold-overs from an earlier time. Others may be things that work in one library/community, but not in another. So you don’t always need to listen when someone tells you … Continue reading

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It’s not Easy

If anyone tells you they’re a born leader, don’t believe them!

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What (Who) is the Problem?

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

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Work–and a “Life.” We Should be Able to Have Both

If your work is important to you, and you work hard, it can be hard to find a work/life balance. But it can be done.    

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Everybody Makes Mistakes

We all, employees and managers alike, make mistakes. But when employees do make mistakes, it is the manager’s job to help correct them.  

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Still Working on It

There are so many aspects of being a good leader, and I am still working on most of them myself.

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Leading from the Middle

Good libraries are led by good leaders. But there are also leaders who are not always at the “top.”

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What Does it Mean?

How many languages can you speak?        

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I Will Follow You

If you are, or want to be, a leader, you need to have followers. People who are willing to follow you.        

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Tears?

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.

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