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Building a Better Manager

How do you determine what makes a great branch manager? The results would be fairly obvious, I suspect… along the lines of have a clear vision and strategy for your team, help staff with career development, be productive and results-oriented… All standard stuff. Well, Google found the same results but they took a more methodical […]

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Mentorship

Mentorship has changed over the past few years. Two of the biggest changes that I have observed have been the movement from one mentor to more of a “board of directors” and the change from age- and experience-based mentorship to more of a recognition that there is much to be learned from younger colleagues once […]

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Yes! Developing our Influence

Robert Cialdini’s work on Influence: Science and Practice (5th edition, Pearson, 2009) expands on his six principles for the psychology of persuasion: Reciprocity; Liking; Social Proof; Authority; Scarcity; and Commitment and Consistency. These are presented in greater detail in the previous blog posting. It is well worth reading for his theoretical and research foundations. If […]

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Maximize the Potential of Your Public Library

You may be aware of this new report, but if not: The International City/County Management Association has released their study Maximize the Potential of Your Public Library. Their general recommendations are quite good. Here is the description: Learn how public libraries can help local governments tackle critical community priorities such as economic development, public safety, […]

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