Tag Archives: Supervision

Everybody Makes Mistakes

We all, employees and managers alike, make mistakes. But when employees do make mistakes, it is the manager’s job to help correct them.  

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Stuck in the Middle

 

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No Whining!

So you’re the director of a wonderful little library. Your building is beautiful and functional. Your board is smart and supportive. Your funding is sufficient. You’ve got a great collection and offer great programs. Your staff is very competent. But … Continue reading

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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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Not Everybody Can Be a Boss

Not everybody is cut out to be the boss. . .  Well, that should be obvious, shouldn’t it? But maybe it’s not. Lots of people are happy to be “worker bees” and have no intentions of ever being an administrator. … Continue reading

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What Aren’t They Telling You? And Why?

If you’re a manager, whether in a library, or somewhere else, it is important to foster an environment where employees are not afraid to tell you hard truths. 10 Things Your Employees Aren’t Telling You If this is the case … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Lots of posts about a new year, looking back at 2014, setting resolutions, etc. Here’s one you should take a look at:  4 New Year’s Resolutions for a Stronger Team.  Who doesn’t want a stronger work team?  We all do, … Continue reading

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Hodge Podge

Gentle Readers, A recent spate of family issues, coupled with preparing to teach two online courses in the fall, has contributed to my lack of blog posts.  I’m still caught up in both, so today’s post will be links to … 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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Something to Think About!

Two posts on being a boss, or manager, or whatever term you’d like to use, make some really useful points. Are You Cut Out to Be a Boss by Alison Green of AskAManager cautions: “Starting to think you might be … Continue reading

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