Winning with Library Leadership: Enhancing Services Through Connection, Contribution, & Collaboration

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American Library Association, 2004 - Business & Economics - 116 pages
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Under pressure to achieve more with less, libraries need to change how they achieve goals. In networked organizations, teamwork, communication and collaboration are keys to getting results. This title offers a roadmap with strategies and action steps to create shared accountability and responsibility in a customer-focused, fast-paced environment.

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Contents

Making the Transition to NextGeneration Leadership Practices
1
Leadership for Change
18
The Four Change Principles Levers for Change
28
Connection
47
Contribution
58
Collaboration
73
Putting It All Together Integrating Connection Contribution and Collaboration
82
Sticky Issues along the Way
100
The Future Is Already Here
109
REFERENCES
111
INDEX
113
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Page 58 - People figure out what they're good at, and that shapes what their roles are. There's not just one leader. Different people lead during different parts of the process.
Page 18 - Craft an organization in which the positive change core is boldly alive in all strategies, processes, systems, decisions, and collaborations...
Page 35 - ... picture of what the future will look like ^ Desirable: Appeals to the long-term interests of employees, customers, stockholders, and others who have a stake in the enterprise ^ Feasible: Comprises realistic, attainable goals ^ Focused: Is clear enough to provide guidance in decision making ^ Flexible: Is general enough to allow individual initiative and alternative responses in light of changing conditions T- Communicable: Is easy to communicate; can be successfully explained within five minutes...
Page x - THE PURPOSE OF THIS BOOK The primary purpose of this book is to help the teacher of art acquire a portion of the knowledge that is needed for success in art education.
Page 47 - Being connected to people who can open doors, offer support and backing, provide information, mentor and teach, and add to one's reputation increases power.
Page 38 - With all educational activities, students need to have a clear understanding of what they are being asked to do and why, and this is particularly important in the area of viewing.
Page 111 - S. 2000. Library Networks in the New Millennium: Top Ten Trends. Chicago: American Library Association.
Page 78 - With integrative solutions, people change their thinking from an either/or (or zero-sum) mentality to a positive perspective on working together" (Kouzes and Posner 2000, 160).
Page 82 - If you truly want to understand something, try to change it. — Kurt Lewin...

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