As CEOs and HR directors focus more on leadership, leadership potential and leadership development, we might consider some of these questions. Remember that interview questions should rarely be asked simply for curiosity. There are usually expected answers, but less factual information or looking for the “one right answer” than insights to analysis, evaluation and presentation. […]
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Over the next few weeks we will be unveiling a new website with new resources and more information. Our connections with social media will be better integrated and coordinated. The blog will also have a new look and distribution. However, the content and tone of the blog will be largely unchanged. A few months ago I […]
Carl Grant writes a useful and thought-provoking blog in which he raises important questions about librarians and librarianship. He recently asked “Are librarians choosing to disappear from the information & knowledge delivery process?” For Grant, a fundamental question is how we add, and demonstrate, value. He notes (there are no typos here…) that the average […]
Several of my colleagues have urged me not to use this posting. They think that nothing will change as a result of it other than that the same behavior will continue. They are probably right but here goes regardless. I recently (May 10th, 2011) posted a summary of the Google study on Becoming a Better […]
How do you become a better boss? How do you develop stronger leadership abilities? If leadership is primarily an act of social influence designed to people toward a common goal (any dispute there?), then leadership and management become a series of paradoxes. You are personally accountable, yet rely on the work of others. You need […]
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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