Tag Archives: Management

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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Stop the Clock!

  It seems I’ve been having a little trouble getting blog posts written and posted lately.  Time management has never been my best skill, but I have always managed to meet deadlines, and usually ahead of time.  Perhaps the problem … Continue reading

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Managing UP!

So often managers, in and outside of libraries, concentrate only on managing those they supervise.  But I’m here to tell you, or remind you, that you also need to cultivate your relationships with those above you on your organizational chart, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Leadership

Every time I run across an article or post I want to incorporate into my blog I save it in a folder.  Today I looked at the hodgepodge of items in that folder and found three related to leaders and … Continue reading

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“Nope. Sorry. Not my Strength.” Not Acceptable!!

Great post on All Things Workplace about strengths.  Read it!  I agree, it’s important to focus on strengths, and it makes sense to hire people to do the things they are best at.  However, sometimes we all have to do … Continue reading

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Evaluate the Whole Person

All Things Workplace has a nice brief summary of the Halo Effect and the Horn Effect, which can both come into play in workplaces, and in performance reviews.  Be sure that you’re not falling into either trap. The Halo Effect … Continue reading

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Are you a Collaborative Leader?

And if not, why not?!  (And don’t tell me you’re not in a leadership position, either.  There is such a thing as leading from within, you know.) Anyway, be sure to check out 12 Things Collaborative Leaders Do by Jessie … Continue reading

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Fun Way to Look at Listening–

I’ve written about the importance of listening a few times (here and here).  A good manager must be a good listener, and as a matter of fact, we should all strive to be good listeners in all our relationships. I … Continue reading

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Are You Now, Or Have You Ever Been. . .

Are you, or have you ever been, a bad boss?  Many of us have been, at one time or another, especially when first starting out.  But here’s the good news: It doesn’t have to be that way.  You can change. … Continue reading

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What Makes a Good Library Professional?

I’ve been helping out with a public library system director search process.  I love hiring and interviewing; I don’t know why, I just do.  This process has gone very well, partly because of a very good committee. Anyway, we’ve had … Continue reading

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