Snippet on leadership

I’ve been trying to write more often, to warm up the engine, as it were. I have a few snips of writing that didn’t lead anywhere coherent but are meaningful on their own, maybe. I’m just going to publish them. Written longhand, 12-28-17. “I’d rather be steering the ship than…

What does ‘women’s leadership’ mean?

It occurred to me today that the phrase ‘women’s leadership’ might be more challenging than I would have have thought of, in ways I would never have thought of. Put more specifically, to some people it apparently means ‘lead like a woman’, while to me it means ‘lead while being…

questions about library leadership

I’m a member of a SUNY Council of Library Directors task force on leadership, and my fellow task forcers and I had a conference call on Friday to talk about our next steps. The problem statement we all agree on is that we need to nurture library leadership and management…

Leadership: the intangible and necessary something

My presentation as the kickoff to our preconference on leadership and management skills is more complex than the two panel talks I just posted. The presentation is up on Slideshare, and I’m including each slide here, as an embedded image, with my speakers’s notes below it. They’re pretty true to…

Leadership and ALA

I got back from #ALA11 tonight. I had a good five days — a great preconference, two successful talks, and wonderful conversations with friends, colleagues, and vendors. And a whole lot of amazing food.  But I’m left with a bad taste in my mouth, largely because I cannot make sense…

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