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Category Archives: Planning
Though I extol the virtues of collaboration all the time, it’s clear I still have a lot to learn. I’ll be spending time with Jesse Lyn Stoner’s What is Collaboration and Where Does it Begin? soon. I always learn … Continue reading
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Be Part of the Community
I’ve written before of the importance of the library to the community, and the need for libraries to position themselves as essential services. Today’s Blogging 101 assignment is to write a post that builds on one of the blog posts … Continue reading
On the Edge of Greatness
The Edge Initiative, developed by a national coalition of leading library and local government organizations, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and led by the Urban Libraries Council, sounds like a great resource to me. Its goal is … Continue reading
Collaboration is the Key!
But you don’t need me to tell you that. Though focusing on companies and brands, you will find the post Collaboration is the Key applicable to collaboration in libraries as well. “It’s nearly impossible for anyone to succeed by going … Continue reading
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One More Post About New Year’s Resolutions!
I should promise this is my last post this month about New Year’s resolutions, but I’d better not. I might find another great post tomorrow I have to share! Anyway, here’s another great one I have to share: 6 New … Continue reading
Posted in Employees, Management, Planning, Strategic Planning, Supervision Tagged Goals, New Year, New Year Resolution, resolutions 1 Comment
Speaking of Goals/Resolutions. . .
My last post was about New Year’s resolutions, and personal and organizational goal-setting. And how they may be, to some extent, the same things. Today’s post expands upon that. Today’s post also honors Nelson Mandela, who died last month, as … Continue reading
Posted in Books, Leadership, Performance, Planning, Strategic Planning Tagged Goal setting, Long Walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela, New Year, New Year Resolution Leave a comment
I’m not that smart, I know. I never think I know it all. But sometimes I think I know quite a lot. 🙂 Still, I am never surprised when I learn something new, even when it’s something so obvious. I … Continue reading
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Well, here’s a simple idea: Ask “Why?” “Don’t just stand there–do something.” “We need to change the organization.” I’m big on doing stuff, too. But I’ve learned that being busy doesn’t necessarily lead to what I want to achieve. Why? … Continue reading
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Sure, I Can Manage That Project!
Projects. We have LOTS of projects in libraries. Sometimes you’ll be working on a project with people you supervise. Sometimes you’ll be working with colleagues in your library. Other times you’ll be working on projects with people in other parts … Continue reading
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Don’t Just Drift!
Sometimes in our lives it is OK, maybe even wise to just float. Kick back, let the current take you wherever it will. But usually this does not work in our professional lives. Success doesn’t just “happen,” and organizations, including … Continue reading