Tag Archives: Leadership

Keeping an Open Mind

I just re-read this post I had saved awhile ago.  I needed it today.  My state is deeply divided politically.  My country is deeply divided as well.  So I have to pay attention when I read things today like: If … Continue reading

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Are You Too Pushy?

Do you tend to pull your employees along with you, or do you push them to do what you and your organization needs?  Is there a difference?  I’ve never really analyzed this, but the post Pull Me−Push You got me … Continue reading

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Accountability Doesn’t Just Happen

If you are a leader, manager, supervisor, director, boss. . .  you have others who are (or should be!) accountable to you. But it is not unusual to have accountability problems, such as staff who miss deadlines or submit substandard … Continue reading

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Why?

Today’s is another post with its basis in the Wisconsin Library Association conference I attended earlier this month. I heard about the book Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek.  I confess, I … Continue reading

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Moxie

Moxie.  Do you have it? Leaders with moxie are leaders that have what it takes to lead others in tough circumstances. They are tough on the outside but soft on the inside. When knocked down they know how to get … Continue reading

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Leading With Heart

I have often shared posts by Jesse Lyn Stoner here, because I think I agree strongly with just about everything she says. Jesse Lyn was recently the spotlighted in the Huffington Post article Role Model with 20/20 Insight because she … Continue reading

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“Leadership is Pursuit”

The Seven Pursuits of Leadership (on Leadership Freak, based on the book Hacking Leadership by Mike Myatt.) Learn about six foolish pursuits, seven pursuits of leadership, and more. Check it out!

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What Have You Learned?

Although written about a career in business, 3 Pivotal Career Experiences and What You Should Have Learned certainly applies to a career in libraries as well.  The 3 experiences are: Your first management role Leading a high-profile project Starting at … Continue reading

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The Fine Art of Delegating

“If you rarely delegate, you are an individual contributor. It doesn’t matter what your title is. Leaders who don’t delegate are not leading.” “Not delegating hurts.” “But wait! Delegating hurts too.” Read the rest here:  How to Delegate So the … Continue reading

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No Such Thing as Library Leadership?

Did I get your attention?  Let me explain. I just finished reading the post There’s No Such Thing As Library Leadership (Library Journal, September 25, 2013). Though I don’t think I’ve ever thought of it exactly that way, I guess … Continue reading

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