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Category Archives: Management
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.
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
If anyone tells you they’re a born leader, don’t believe them!
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
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.
We all, employees and managers alike, make mistakes. But when employees do make mistakes, it is the manager’s job to help correct them.
There are so many aspects of being a good leader, and I am still working on most of them myself.
Good libraries are led by good leaders. But there are also leaders who are not always at the “top.”
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