Category Archives: Performance

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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Don’t Bury Your Head in the Sand

It’s not a good look! It’s not productive!

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“That’ll Never Work!”

Negativity is not a good thing.

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A Library Doesn’t Need a Steamroller

A library (or any business/organization) doesn’t need a steamroller. That is, of course, unless the business is a construction company. Or, perhaps, if your library is in the process of constructing a new building.

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Presto Change-O

Change is hard enough as it is! So it can be a double blow when you work hard to change something and nobody notices! Your first reaction might be “Why bother?” But I want to tell you that is

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Get ‘er Done!

Oh dear. You know what I’m talking about. You’re working on a project. It’s almost done, and then. . .wait, just a few more tweaks. Or. . . forget it, trash it, start all over. Or. . . Because, you … Continue reading

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Forgive Yourself. Make it Right. Move On.

I believe I’ve mentioned before that we are all only human. We make mistakes. Would that it weren’t so, but. . . there you are. So, what do you do when you make that mistake at work, and get “called … Continue reading

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Do Something Great

Do you regularly ask yourself, or others, to “do something great”? Or do you think that just getting by is good enough? Or perhaps, like me, you don’t really think about it. But we should.

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When to Step Back

There are times when, as a leader, you do have to step back; to “take a back seat,” as it were.  5 Reasons Why Leaders Must Sometimes Take a Backseat shares some thoughts on when and why you might want/need … Continue reading

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Burning Bridges

I wrote an earlier post about the importance of things like communication and consensus. Today I’d like to add another C to that list: Collaboration. Though Inclined to Collaborate? You Should Be (All Things Workplace) starts by talking about the … Continue reading

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