- I'm a retired librarian, sharing my thoughts about libraries, management, self-improvement, and the world in general. Join the conversation!
Looking for Something?
Tag CloudAdvocacy Blogging Books Collections Communication Customer Service eBooks Employees Information Services Leadership Library Building Library Funding Library in Community Library Partnerships Library Programs Library Services Library spaces Listening Management Marketing Performance Planning Policies Promotion Public Libraries Services Strategic Planning Supervision Technology Uncategorized
Other Folks Liked These:
Category Archives: Management
If you are, or want to be, a leader, you need to have followers. People who are willing to follow you.
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.
First of all, if you’re not interested in management, don’t do it. If you’re better at the day-to-day functions of the library (or whatever organization you work in), do that.
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.”
This is a tough one I think.
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.
Negativity is not a good thing.
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.